Sunday, February 11th, 7:00 p.m.
Israeli Dance has a whole new look, sound and feel these days. It’s more than just a circle dance. It’s got the rhythm and moves of Latin salsas and even today’s Hip-Hop. Come on, what are you waiting for? No experience is necessary. Our participants are newcomers and some are more experienced.
Our instructor, Paul Kalmar, invites you to spend the second Sunday evening of the month (unless otherwise noted), beginning at 7:00 p.m. and the dancing continues until about 11:00 p.m. in the Cohen Social Hall. Come for a while or stay all night. You’ll be glad you did. There is no charge but, if you wish, you may make a contribution to support our program. Click here and be sure to indicate it is for Israeli Dance.
Mark your calendar:
- March 11th
- April 8th
- June 10th
Learn More about Israeli Dance
Wikipedia says, “Israeli folk dancing is a form of dance usually performed to music from Israel, with dances generally created by people from Israel.” and goes on:
“The exact definition of Israeli folk dancing is debatable. The word folk has customarily been used to describe this kind of Israeli dancing because many of the dances are of a folk style reminiscent of dances from Eastern Europe or other parts of the Middle East. In addition to being influenced by folk dances from surrounding countries, many Israeli folk dances are also influenced by modern ballet. Also, unlike traditional folk dances from other countries that have usually been handed down from previous generations to the next and are without known creators, and perhaps even without documentation related to the particulars of a given dance or even specific music, Israeli folk dancing has come to life approximately in conjunction with the modern State of Israel. New dances have been created and introduced almost continuously in the more than 60 years since independence. In most of the dances, it is known who the creator is, and the dances are almost always associated with a specific piece of music.”