Dear Dancers, thank you so much. The birthday celebration on Monday night was wooooonderful!! Thanks for the gifts and cards (unnecessary!) and thanks for just showing up with your smiles on. It was a delight!
AND… I’d like to see you again this week! It’s Roberto‘s first local dance workshop – this Thursday night with the Westwood Co-Op Folkdancers! Warm-up at 7:30, international dancing with Roberto Bagnoli (pronounced “Banyoli”) 8-10pm, ONLY $4.00 (can’t Israeli dance in L.A. for that!!).
Felicia Mahood Senior Center
11338 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California
Telephone: 310-202-6166 (Beverly Barr) • Email: Westwood Co-op
Hope to see you on Thursday!
Erica Goldman began Israeli dancing in New York as a child alongside her father, another folk dance fanatic. After many years performing with several New England area Israeli dance troupes, she branched out into other kinds of folk dance as a member of the Mandala Folkdance Ensemble and then the Collage Dance Ensemble, with whom she competed at the Golden Karagöz Folk Dance Competition in Turkey in 2003. In 2004, Erica spent the summer as the Dance Director of Camp Alonim (at the then Brandeis-Bardin Institute), a Jewish overnight camp where Israeli dancing is truly an obsession among the campers. She was hooked; after working for nearly eight years for a software company in Boston, she quit her job and moved to L.A. and has been teaching Israeli dance nearly full-time ever since, both in the US and abroad. Erica was the Israeli dance teacher at New Community Jewish High School in Los Angeles and also coordinated their Israel exchange programs with three high schools in Tel Aviv until 2014 when she returned to the East Coast for grad school. A grateful Wexner Fellow, Erica earned her MBA from the Heller School and her MA in the Hornstein Program for Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis University, and now is Director of Program and Operations at JPRO Network. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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