This Friday night in Pasadena…

Hi all,

As you know, I frequently teach Israeli dances in the International Folkdance community, meaning places where the dances of many many different countries are danced and the repertoire is widely diverse and very interesting. Usually these are events far out of town and I don’t mention them here, but this Friday night I will be doing an Israeli workshop for a local international group and I thought you might be interested! This way you can get a taste of what international is like, while still feeling very comfortable with all the Israeli that is the focus of the evening. (Or… it’ll be a fun nostalgic night for those of you who began in international before you switched to Israeli – I know you’re out there!)

I’ll be teaching at the Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op on Friday. Check out their Upcoming Events page to see the details about this week (and do a comparative study of me with straight and curly hair :)) On all the pages on that site, the picture you see on the top left side is of Valerie Daley, a delightful dancer who came and danced with us a few Mondays ago!! See, you already know people there 😉

Hope to see you Friday night in Pasadena and if not, see you MONDAY!!


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 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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