Erica’s back! The two dances from my absence…

were Bocha Baseter by Yaron Malichi:

and Rotze Shetachzeri by Dudu Barzilay:

Huge thanks to Liatt and Harel for making it great while I was away.  I had an excellent trip and I’m really excited to see you all on Monday!

One more word on Agiley Damar – some of our dedicated dancers checked in with Shmulik about the difference in part three between the way he originally taught it and then re-taught it a few years ago, and he says the first way is the right way.  Yay!  So here’s an older video so you can check it out.  Enjoy!

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About Erica

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 earlier this year when she returned to the East Coast for grad school. A newly-minted Wexner Fellow, Erica is currently at work earning her MBA from the Heller School and her MA in the Hornstein Program for Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis University, and is currently spending her 12th summer at Camp Alonim.
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One Response to Erica’s back! The two dances from my absence…

  1. Pingback: Gaguai (and !שלום מתל אביב) | Dance With Erica

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