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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 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.

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 … Continue reading

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Summer 2018

Hello friends! A quick note to let you know about my summer travels – I hope to see you at one of these upcoming events or at camp! Also: check out the page for the new song “Toy” – Israel … Continue reading

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Summer Schedule!

Hey, will I see you this summer? My schedule is almost fully-packed with residences across the country! Tentatively or definitely scheduled to be at:  URJ Kutz Camp on June 17-20 – Confirmed! Camp Daisy and Harry Stein June 24-27 – … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Gvanim THIS MONTH!! and RikuDallas coming up in October…

Hi dancing friends, I’m wrapping up summer #12 at Camp Alonim in CA and heading back to Boston soon for school… and for GVANIM!! This incredible Israeli dance camp is in its fourth year and it just gets better every … Continue reading

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Israeli dancing at the Boston JCC

It has been a great year of Israeli dance class at the Boston JCC in Newton! Here are some of the dances we learned: Sababa (Meir Shem-Tov) Shav El Admati (M Gabi) Tizaher Mimena (line dance by Lior David) Yaffo … Continue reading

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In L.A. this month!! Calling families and teens…

Come dance with me at Camp Alonim’s Family Camp and Teen Weekend ! March 13-15, 2015 Spend Shabbat with friends and family in the most beautiful setting there is: Camp Alonim in Simi Valley, my summer home. There will be dancing and singing and … Continue reading

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Back in Boston!

Hi friends, After a great weekend teaching at the Laguna Folk Dance Festival (with Sonia and Cristian!), I’m back in Boston and we’re done with snow cancellations!! Come join us tonight (and help me spread the word): Sunday nights at the … Continue reading

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Laguna Festival!

Why am I sooooo excited about teaching in California in February? Because winter is HERE, I am FREEZING, and I get to teach in California in February!! Hooray: I will be teaching Israeli dances at the Laguna Folk Dance Festival, … Continue reading

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It’s official, I’m in Boston…

and although I’m a full-time student and totally overwhelmed with schoolwork… HOW COULD I NOT TEACH ISRAELI DANCE?? My first class just started tonight – come join us or spread the word!! Tuesday nights at the JCC at 333 Nahanton … Continue reading

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