Thursday, February 18, 2010

Anachnu Ma'aminim

Look what is coming up. Melinda- Teach Us!!!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dancing at the J, Tuesday 2/16/10- Israeli Folk Dancing Austin

Last night was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had 9 people- a large group for us, I wish we had that large a group every week. We saw Sandra who we haven't seen in ages- welcome back Sandra!
We spent the night reviewing and dancing all the dances we learned at Tirkedu as well as some of the simpler ones such as Al Sadenu, El HaMayim, and Lechu Neranana.
We also danced Hayde, Ahavat Tenatseach, Liya, Rokdim Yechefim, oh so many fun ones! Really glad we had a large group.
We are all gearing up for Kochavim, coming up April 22-25! I am so looking forward to it. So Melinda is going to teach us Suddenly and Anachnu sometime soon. Both are line dances by Orly Saterah.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dancing at the J, Tuesday 2/9/10

Another fun night- although for the life of me I could not dance Ahavat Tenatseach, which -considering I taught it- was sad. My only excuse is we ending up teaching/reviewing 5 dances. We had Dawn join us, who we haven't seen in ages! Judy was out due to an issue at home.
In other news- I am so excited. This blog is finally showing up on the google search engine, so now if you are looking for Israeli Folk Dancing in Austin, you can email me for more details. I hope Stephanie- the first person to google us- will join us next week. She is in the same situation as me, in that she can only really take 1 night a week to do her own thing. We happen to have a few other things in common including photography, boys who are 7 and 4, and a love of border collies!
Sandra should also be coming next week too.
Next week we will review, but not teach any new dances.
See you then! Oh and a friend suggested I take some videos and post them so if I can get permission from the group, I will do so.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Oops! Just realized I haven't updated.

Hi, its been a busy couple of weeks since I posted. Promise I will do better. We have been reviewing the dances we learned at Tirkedu- we remember 5 of them now pretty well. Gayle retaught Halaila Yesh Chagiga so it was really fun to do that one. Next week I am hoping for Me'ever Lamasach.
My sis surprised me with another shirt- this time with the lettering in a pretty salmon pink. She really knows how to make me happy. Must be because she is my twin, that she knows me so well. :)
Okay- so we have a couple of new beginners- I hope we didn't scare Verla off last week. She came right before we ended beginners so she really only got to learn one dance. But Tammy has come back twice now and is loving it so go Tammy! I remember when I was first learning... I would dance the beginner dances and then watch with interest all the intermediate and advanced dances that were danced. I learned originally from Mona Goldstein- she then graduated and moved to DC where she leads two weekly sessions. I miss her- she was so organized, always on time, and I don't think there was a dance she didn't know. She wouldn't recognize me now. I can dance intermediate dances now- and some advanced ones if we do them over and over. Even to the point that I can teach dances now (like Liya).
Talk to you next week- oh and registration for Kochavim is open now- you can link from the button on the right hand side.