Israeli dance is held in the Person Senior Center 2 Wednesdays a month, 6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. in room 3.
Person Senior Wing 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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We will expand the beginning lesson to 45 minutes, and we’ll keep repeating a set of basic dances that demonstrate various building block steps. We will try some styling exercises and talk about how to think about steps to make dances easier to follow.
After that we’ll go over a couple of solid repertory dances that have been popular for a long time.
After 7:40 I’ll be mixing intermediate dances with easy-to follow ones for recreational dancing.
Sometimes it looks like a little bit of walkthrough will get more people up and dancing a particular dance, so I’ll explain things briefly.
At 8:00 or so we can work on a new or review intermediate dance.
8:15 to 9:15 will have mostly intermediate dances, but if beginners stay we will do occasional simpler dances.
Here is a list of links to helpful videos of dances.
In the world of YouTube, you can find almost any dance, which is very helpful. I will post a few links here, but once you start looking you will see many more videos. Particularly helpful for beginners is Gadi Biton’s series with the purple curtain background. We will do these every time. One fun aspect is to notice how many countries these videos come from! There is also HebrewSongs.com which will tell you the meaning of every song.
We’ve been working on these easier intermediate dances
Newer dances: (Please let me know what new dances you like)