Monthly Archives: January 2012

Darkeinu – דרכנו

This past Tuesday I also taught the dance Darkeinu during the first hour.  This dance is part of our weekly repertoire, but there had been some requests to review it lately.  Here’s a video of Gadi Biton (the choreographer) and … Continue reading

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Anabelina – אנבלינה

I taught the line dance Anabelina last night.  I first learned this dance while I was living in Israel in 2000-2001.  I remember seeing it while dancing on the tayellet in Tel Aviv on Saturday mornings!  The dance was created … Continue reading

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Na’ale Na’ale – נעלה נעלה

Another dance that I recently introduced during the first hour is Na’ale Na’ale.  The name of this dance is used in Israeli Dancing to describe a “walk three steps and pivot-half turn,  and walk three steps pivot-half turn” which is … Continue reading

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Adama VeShamayim – אדמה ושמיים

This past week – at the end of the first hour – I reviewed the dance Adama VeShamayim.  Many people who never learned the dance have trouble with the second part where there is a two-step full turn over the … Continue reading

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Erev Tov – ערב טוב

Tonight I started out the instruction by reviewing VeShuv Itchem and Naale Naale and then teaching Erev Tov.  During the teaching of Erev Tov, we took a look back to our days in Kindergarten when we learned the difference between … Continue reading

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Markid Mike In Philadelphia

I just returned from an AMAZING weekend in Philadelphia for the MLK Weekend Israeli Dance Workshop hosted by Don Schillinger.  I brought up 20 teens from the Yesodot and Kesem Israeli Dance Troupes (I co-direct Yesodot with Pepe Strauss and … Continue reading

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HaTzel VaAni – הצל ואני

I decided to teach an older dance tonight – HaTzel VaAni.  I love Yehuda Poliker’s music and I like the fact that the dance has a pirouette in the last part!  Enjoy!!

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