Beginning dances #2

We’re back in the Friedman Center! We’ll be dancing there at 7 p.m. May 11 and 25. It will be interesting to see what it’s like!

Beginning dances #2: Gadi Bitton, a noted Israeli choreographer, has posted, on You Tube, a collection of Israeli dances for beginners. Actually some of them are not beginning-level easy, but they are basic dances that have been around for a while. You can see my previous post with its videos when you click on Israeli dance

In Erev Ba, the turn that opens into a double Cherkasiyah, or double crossing, shows up in lots of other dances…

Here is Sham Harei Golan, it has a camel step…

Rona gave the name to the step that starts off this dance.. it’s about a father singing about his little girl… unless we do our Spanish/ Arabic version, in which case Rona becomes a lot older and definitely not a relative.

3 Responses to “Beginning dances #2”

  1. Judy Walenta

    Your website was sent to me by someone who was demonstrating Passover foods in a healthfood store. I am interested in attending your Israeli dance sessions. Is everyone welcome? If so, what is the address. I used to dance these dances long ago in the moonlight at Princeton University. I look forward to dancing again.
    Thank you,
    Judy Walenta

  2. Judy Walenta

    Also are there any other dance sessions planned beyond April?

    • Leanne Schy

      Judy, we’d be happy to see you. We are dancing April 27, May 11 and 25 at 7 pm. The Friedman Center is right next to the synagogue, enter from the parking lot… see the contact page for a map. We’re still figuring out the summer schedule.


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