Posts By: Leanne Schy

Dancing in April and May

Dancers, we have been asked to demonstrate some dances for ten minutes or less at a free concert May 7 at Beth Ami by Israeli / San Francisco singers Achi Ben Shalom http://www.achibenshalom.com/ and Noa Levy http://www.noalevylive.com/ PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHO WANTS TO PERFORM/ DEMO May 7. I’m not worried about getting a large… Read more »

Dancing in February and March

We’re dancing February 22 in the social hall. I’ve had to schedule irregular dance dates in March because of rehearsing and performing the Purim spiel  We are dancing this Wednesday, Feb. 22, THEN THE FOLLOWING WEEK March 1 THEN SKIP TWO WEEKS, next dance March 22 April continues regularly: April 5 and 19. All these… Read more »

No more Friedman Center

Dancers, the Friedman Center has let me know that they want to charge us $50 an hour. Our small numbers which have allowed us to be flexible and work around Friedman Center events and setups makes it hard to afford this fee of $100 for each dance session. We can use the social hall as much… Read more »

Summer dancing

Dancers, I’ll be back leading dancing July 13 and 27. August 10 and 24 will be in the social hall. Zy Gesundt, Leanne

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz July 5 at 7 pm

Tuesday, July 5 Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 7pm American Jewish Women of Note meeting at Beth Beth Ami Rosh Chodesh Sivan was a very beautiful walk around the Lake at Riverfront Regional Park, http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Get_Outdoors/Parks/Riverfront_Regional_Park.aspx 7821 Eastside Road, Windsor (website has maps and directions) It is a very nice park that not everybody knows about. The distance is the same as… Read more »

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,… Read more »

Beginners’ dances

Starting in January the first half-hour, 7 – 7:30, will be for learning beginning steps and dances. Then from 7:30 to 9:30 we’ll mix various levels of dances, including more beginning dances. December 23, January 6 and 20, we’ll be dancing in the Beth Ami social hall because the Friedman Center is being remodeled. One upside to being… Read more »

Israeli dance back in November

Israeli dancing is back! Times are 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. November 18 in the social hall, November 25 in the Friedman Center. The Friedman Center will be renovated in December and January, so we’ll have the next four meetings in the social hall. Starting in January we will start with 30 minutes of beginning instruction if there is… Read more »

Nof Yaldut

This dance which Limor taught us has been following me around. I saw it recently on her facebook page being danced in Israel, I saw it being danced in L.A., and I just saw it being danced in San Francisco. Plus, Heidi likes it, so I guess we should bring this dance back! It’s called… Read more »

Check out Limor’s facebook page

You might want to friend Limor Shapira’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shapira.limor  —Limor used to teach our class before moving back to Israel, and now she teaches a group in the Galilee area. She posts a lot of videos that aren’t available on YouTube, and while they are not always complete as far as learning a dance, it’s fun… Read more »