Posts Categorized: Israeli Dance

Dancing on Zoom

Hi dancers, A good new year. I scheduled a zoom dance for Wednesday 9/23 at 7 to 9. I intend to do dances to songs that are holiday-ish, they may be biblical or religious, or about appreciating nature, or about getting through hard times. Here is a list dances good for Rosh haShana We will… Read more »

Dancing on Zoom?

It’s a sad fact that folk dancing does not lend itself to social distancing in any way. Even without holding hands, the increased respiration and movement through a shared space, and for a long duration of time, has much more potential for virus transmission than quiet sitting activities, or briefly passing people on a walk…. Read more »

Post-Thanksgiving note

Dancers, I hope your Thanksgiving was a good one. Thanks to all who registered, we are out of the woods. I believe you can still register but have to telephone at this point, rather than do it online. Our coming dates are Dec. 4 and 18 Jan 8 and 22 Feb. 5 and 19… Read more »

Kurdish Israeli folk dance

For our October 16 class we will learn Debka Kurdit. Kurdish Jewish Israelis have a special festival called Saharane held during Sukkot in Jerusalem. 13,000 people have attended in past years; the Kurdish community in Israel numbers approximately 200,000. Most came to Israel in the general expulsion of Jews from Islamic and Arab countries after… Read more »

Helpful videos

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 Rec and parks page We will expand the beginning lesson to 45 minutes, and we’ll keep repeating a set of basic dances that demonstrate various… Read more »

Vacation date changes

Lots of people are on vacation around July 4th. Instead of the July 11 class, I scheduled a make-up class August 1. That means Israeli dance on July 25, August 1 and August 8. Yep, three weeks in a row! All 7 p.m. to 9:30 in room 3 of the Person Center wing of Finley Rec Center. I… Read more »

Dates for dancing

Dancers, Here are the dates for Israeli dancing. please notice that they are not regular in terms of every other week, so write it down… These are the dates that appear online for Israeli Folk Dance – 84531 Classes left in this session: Wednesday 02-07-2018 7:00PM – 9:30PM Rm 5 (Auditorium) – -Finley Person Senior… Read more »

Israeli dance session Dec. 13

It is time to register for a new session, Dec 13 to Feb 21. The cost is $17 for residents, $27 for non-residents. There are six classes. You can come to class and register later, it’s okay. If you need to pay on a drop-in basis you can let me know, there are some ways… Read more »

Back in the Person Center

The Finley/Person Community Center is returning to normal activity, and our next Israeli dance will be back in room 3 of the Person Center. I am not sure what the break in scheduling will do to registration, but do check the webpage and register for the next group of classes. Web page: pdf of catalog: … Read more »

Meeting in Beth Ami Social Hall October 25

Dancers, I don’t see any sign of the Finley/Person Center being available by October 25, so I arranged to dance at Congregation Beth Ami in the social hall, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. The floor is not the nice wood floor of the Person Center, but it’s okay. I’m sending this notice to my older… Read more »