My dear dancing friends, I wish you all the best in 5775 – health, happiness, contentment, joy, laughter, perspective, adventure, love… and lots of dancing! Very warm wishes for a sweet year to you and yours. Gut yontif!
L.A. Monday night dancers – I miss you so much and hope you are all doing well. Drop me a note and let me know how your year has begun!
My dear dancing friends, I hope you will join us this Monday night for my last regular Monday night Mostly Couples session… after six years! And definitely don’t miss my real last night (and going-away party?) on Sunday August 3rd (no dancing Monday 8/4 due to Tisha B’av). I’m going to miss you!!
Happy Summer, y’all! Harel and I each move(d) up to camp this week, so summer is really here!
Just before Rikud, we (re)-learned Dudu Barzilay’s 2001 dance “Don Kichote” and last week we also learned his new dance, “Bein Haptziot” – we reviewed that one tonight! The week right after camp we did Gadi Bitton’s “Achshav Karov”, a slow and pretty one to the Idan Raichel song, and tonight we learned Nona Malki’s new dance Romeio – here is a video of her dancing it with her husband Avi from Rikud. Enjoy!
Last year I was in Israel on Yom Hazikaron, a powerful and moving commemoration day in a country where the wounds are all too fresh. And then, the incredible transition into celebrating what is here, now, and what we love about it.
Take time to remember, and when the sun goes down Monday night, come celebrate Yom Haatzmaut with an incredible night of Israeli dancing and joy! See you there!
In the meantime, you can review Dudu Barzilay’s “Como Baila”, the dance Harel taught last week. Here you go:
After our last review night, I got so many requests to do it more often- here we go! Tomorrow night we’ll go over a handful of the great stuff we’ve learned recently – so come on time and catch up on anything you missed.
Also, if you missed the birthday celebration extravaganza last month, here’s how you can catch up on that – check out these cute videos, taken by sweet Alyssa who was visiting from Brazil! Enjoy 🙂
Erica teaches workshops and classes to all ages! She's also available for "Teach the Teachers" style workshops for your school or can consult on improving the Israeli dancing at your camp - email Erica to inquire about any of these!