Summer 2020

Hi there! You are probably here because you teach dance at a summer camp and are looking for resources – click “Dance teachers!” above to get to the page that includes videos and resources for a number of Israeli dances that are very popular at Jewish summer camps.

If you’re here looking for information about an upcoming camp or workshop with me, you know that most everything is happening online right now. I’ve recently done a workshop with the Folk Arts Center of New England and some other international dance community events. Unfortunately, the best Israeli dance camp of the year, Gvanim, will also not take place in person this year, but we have PLENTY of shenanigans planned for you online – so join us for Virtual Gvanim Aug 20-23, and we’ll see you in person next year!

 

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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