DANCES OF MODERN ISRAEL

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[Updated May 5, 2022]

We are dancing in the Orchard Pavilion at the Sunnyvale Recreation Center's Senior Center, 550 E. Remington Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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7:30-8:30 - beginners Lesson
8:30-8:45 - circle dance will be taught (see below)
8:45-9:00 - partner dance will be taught (see below)
9:00-11:30 - open dancing to your requests

If you have further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me!

TEACHING - May 9 and 16

Two dances from the archives:

Bat Hasultan (The Sultan's Daughter) This is a dance choreographed in 1992 by Moshany! I remember learning it from him at Camp Atzmaoot in December that year. The dance was popular in the Bay Area for a couple of years, but we haven't danced it a very long time. I'd like to bring it back. Watch the video and see Moshany in 1992!

and

Dma'ot Sh'chorot (Black Tears) This is a couple dance by Shlomo Maman choreographed in 2008. The singer is Shlomo Artzi. Transliterated lyrics in here and lyrics are here. We danced this for several years when it first introduced, but it has been a very long time since it was a regular in our repertoire.

 

ATTENDANCE -- Varies from 70-90; 60% women, 40% men; 60% Israelis, 40% American Jews and non-Jews. Average age about 45; age range from early 20s to early 80's.

SNACKS -- Coffee, tea, lemonaide. Snacks vary: popcorn, cookies, halvah, sufganiyot, fejoia, figs.

Want to see what has been taught in the past? Thank you to Lee Richardson who has been keeping track since 2012!

Here's a typical playlist. I post these lists once every six weeks or so. If the list gets old, just email me and let me know.