by John Clement
2017 marked the 70th Texas Camp. The first one was in Feb. 1949, and the second at Thanksgiving 1949. The second camp established the tradition of having camp over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Some very popular teachers, Sonia Dion and Christian Florescu for Romanian dances, and Richard Powers with partner Melissa Enge for vintage dances, made the camp a fun time.
To those interested in playing in Texas Camp Band for Texas Camp 2017 coming up over Thanksgiving weekend in November:
Please save *Saturday, November 4th afternoon* for a preliminary Texas Camp Band rehearsal here in Austin. (If you can’t come, please consider playing with us anyway at Camp!) We’ll have printed music posted ahead of time on this website and there will be further messages about chart availability and rehearsal details.
Submitted by Sara Talbot, President
Six members out of the eight TIFD board members met in Austin, Texas on August 26th, 2017 – one day, in a string of the worst days, in the history of the Coast of Texas…
During my officer report, I let everyone know that one of our board members recently resigned from his position. Garry Karner will not be able to continue his duties on the board or as the Vice President of the board. We wish him luck in all of his future endeavors!
By Genevieve Kent
At TIFD’s Board meeting in May of this year, I was appointed to serve as Safety Committee Chair. I am excited to be building a framework alongside the Board so that we can effectively respond to the rare cases of injuries and incidents of harassment that occur in large dance groups such as our own.