A whirlwind summer coming up…

Hi friends,

Well, I’m almost at the end of my dual-degree grad school experience and I can’t believe it! It’s been amazing, but there’s still lots to do. This year I haven’t been dancing quite as much as usual, but I’ve been writing and talking about dancing far more than usual! Be in touch if you want more information about Ma’agal, my Israeli dance education initiative, or want to get involved. We are really in a start-up phase right now, so we are looking for seed funding and appreciate all support!

The big news is that I will not be the Dance Director at Camp Alonim this summer… Instead I’ll be doing residencies and consultancies at camps across the country (including L.A). The schedule is getting packed, but if you know of a camp that could be interested in having me for a few days, please let me know!

I’m also booked at two big international dance festivals, so you can come dance with me at the Kentucky Dance Institute (KDI), July 17-23, along with Ed Austin and other stars, or at Mainewoods, August 14-20, along with Ercüment Kiliç (Turkish) Jaap Leegwater (Bulgarian) and more. I’d love to see you at either of those camps… and of course, shortly after will be the fifth edition of Gvanim, the best Israeli dance camp ever! Gvanim 2016 will be August 25-28 and we’ll be joined by Elad Shtamer, Chen Shporen, and Omri Mugzach. REGISTER NOW!! #seeyouatGvanim

Happy dancing and keep in touch!

-Erica

 

 

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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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