Israeli Dances: Old and New
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dance 2 - North (Boys) Gym
Usually an Israeli dance is created in response to a well-known song, often from the Israeli song charts. Because Israel is made up of so many cultures, the music contains an amazing variation of moods, melodies, rhythms and forms. The dances contain a corresponding variation in style from Latin salsa to waltz; from hip-hop to rock 'n' roll; from Brazilian to Yemenite styles. Israeli dancing is a combination of circle, couple and line dances; friendly, fun and exciting for all.
If you can walk, you can dance.
Yale has been teaching Israeli folk dancing since 1964. From a time when style and meaning were important in the understanding of the dances being done.
Yale will be assisted by Marcia Rosenblatt.