Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sapri Li Ahuva- Austin Israeli Folk Dancing

As a teaser for next week, here is a link to a video of Sapri Li Ahuva. Those who dance with us should recognize, Orli, Edo, and Dee Jacobson.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dancing at the J- Tuesday 11/17- Austin Israeli Folk Dancing

Class was great last night- we reviewed Al Sadenu and Hora Zion and learned Debka Alon. Thanks Gayle for helping us out! At the end of class we danced Sapri Li Ahuva. Haskell (or Melinda) will be teaching it next week so if you don't know it- you won't want to miss out! This is a very pretty, slower song.
See you next week!

Welcome to the new Austin Israeli Folk Dancing Blog

We dance every Tuesday, 7:45pm-10:00pm at the JCAA.

Time Table: 7:45-8:30 Warm Up/Beginners
8:30-9:15 Intermediate-advanced teaching.
9:15-10:00 Requests all levels.

We are led by Haskell Rosenthal but you are welcome to give suggestions and request dances.

If you have never been to an Israeli Folk Dancing class- warning! It is highly addictive! Each song has a different dance. The official definition from wikipedia: Israeli folk dancing is a form of dance usually performed to music from Israel, with specific dances choreographed to specific songs.

IFD (Israeli Folk Dancing) is not just for Israeli's or for Jews. It is fun for everyone. From the slow and sedate dances- to the fast and raucous, it has something for everyone, and all fitness levels.
There are three types of dances - Lines, Circles, and Couples. The most popular type- and the main one we do- is Circles. We do a few Line dances but as of yet our class has not done couples as we are very small. Come help us grow so we can start on those too!