Up and coming… and upcoming!

Hi all,

As you know, aside from Monday nights, I teach Israeli dance at quite a few other places during the year, including Camp Alonim (send your kids!) and New Community Jewish High School (send your kids!).  I also do workshops around the country… and now around the world, too!  Two that are coming up are here in California – maybe you can join me at one of them!

This Saturday night (4/28) I’ll be teaching at the University of California, Berkeley – a one-night workshop that is a culmination of the semester-long Israeli dance class there and it’s open to the public as well!  8pm-midnight, $2 for non-students. You can find those details here.

Also coming up in Northern California is the California Folkdance Federation’s annual Statewide Festival.  This year the Federation is celebrating its 70th year and the teachers are Steve Kotansky, teaching Balkan dances, and me, teaching Israeli, of course 🙂  That one’s in San Jose, May 18-20 – and you can get tickets for the whole weekend or a la carte for any portions of it that interest you!  More on that at the Federation’s Statewide page.

And one more further afield – I’m doing two workshops in Southern Brazil at the end of May:  the 25-27th in Porto Alegre and June 1-3 in Curitiba.  This will be my first time teaching in Brazil – (but my fourth continent!)  You can find the details (and my bio in Portuguese!!) at www.dancascirculares.org  – click on “Agenda 2012” on the left and scroll down to Maio/Junho (May/June).  If you have any connections in Brazil that you want to hook me up with, let me know!

Thanks and see you in Brazil!  Or on Monday in Westwood

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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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