I started a beginners group at Ohr Kodesh on November 1, 2016. Here’s some of the dances I introduced during the beginners group!
Even though the class ended on Dec 20, I am still teaching dances leading up to the Advanced Beginners class!
This is the last lesson in the class! We will dance all 15 dances we learned up to now and then learn one more line dance – Hinei Ma Tov. Enjoy!
I started this lesson by reviewing a Yemenite step and the dances Ma Navu and Al Kanfe HaKesef. I then taught the line dance Think
I started this lesson by teaching a Yemenite Step. We practiced this step with your right foot and left foot both to the side and to the back. I then taught the dance Ma Navu
I also taught the dance Al Kanfe Hakesef which has mayim, tcherkasia and yemenite steps:
I started this lesson by reviewing Hora Agadati and Balada L’Maayan. I then taught a Yemenite step and taught our first line dance – Sapri Tama:
then taught the line dance Mechol HaLahat. Next week we will do Mechol HaLahat in two lines facing each other:
I started lesson 4 by reviewing an open mayim step and the dances Tzadik Katamar and Eretz Eretz. I then taught the dance Hora Agadati which was the first Israeli Dance created:
I then taught the dance Balada L’Maayan:
I started lesson 3 by reviewing Hora Chadera and Hora Medura. We also danced Mayim Mayim, Hora Nirkoda, Od Lo Ahavti Dai and Nigun Atik without a review!!! I then slowed the pace down and taught Eretz Eretz. The second part of this dance is very similar to the last part of Hora Chadera. Here’s the video:
I then introduced an “open mayim” step which is found in the second part of Tzadik Katamar:
I started lesson 2 by reviewing all of the steps and dances from Lesson 1. I then introduced two new dances this week! I started with the dance Hora Medura (hora around the campfire):
I then reviewed turning – both to the right along the circle and the left along the circle – and taught the dance Hora Chadera which has the same type of “chassidic” hand holding as Nigun Atik:
I started by teaching a Mayim – or grapevine – step and taught the dance “Mayim Mayim“. This video does the dance a little different than how I taught it – when we come out of the circle I taught that we jump up and down four times rather than taking four steps on the circle.
After this, I taught the dance “Hora Nirkoda” where I reviewed how to turn along the circle.
Next, I taught a tcherkasiah step which is found in the dance “Od Lo Ahavti Dai“.
After the first three dances that start with a mayim step, I a dance that does not start with a mayim step. Here is Nigun Atik:
I’ll review all of these dances next week before introducing a few more!!!