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* Have you ever watched folk dancing or line dancing and thought: “I could do that!”
* Do you yearn for those camp days, dressed in blue and white, when Israeli dancing was a regular part of Kabbalat Shabbat – or any evening after dinner?
* Do you watch those hora lines at weddings and bar mitzvahs and say to yourself: “I know there’s more to Israeli dancing than this!”
Well, now’s your chance to experience the fun, camaraderie, and exercise Israeli style here in Lee County the Federation building. We will be teaching, learning, and doing Israeli folk dances. All levels of experience – from never having danced before to very experienced - are welcomed and encouraged to come.
Every Sunday at 4:00 P.M. (Beginners at 3:40) Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties 9701 Commerce Center Court, FM
Please let us know of your interest and level of experience by emailing Marsha Kistler at email@example.com
The Shalom Dancers, Federation’s local Israeli folk dance group, are alive and well and thriving in Southwest Florida!
The month of December was a busy one for the dancers. We performed at two retirement communities – Grand Court and Cypress Cove (along with the singing group, Kol Echad) – Temple Judea’s Hanukkah dinner, the Jewish Federation of Collier County’s Community Chanukah Celebration at The Mercato in Naples (see photos below), and All Faith’s Unitarian Congregation. And we provided the entertainment for the Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society’s annual conference at the Naples Grande.
As it is our mission to spread the joy of Israeli folk dancing, performing is the ideal vehicle. And in most every venue, we asked the audience to join us as we taught some basic steps and easy dances. The response was gratifying. Everyone seemed to enjoy the music, movement and conviviality!
Performing, however, is only a small part of what we do. We continue to meet every Sunday at the Federation building at 4:00 p.m. (beginners at 3:40p.m.) to learn new dances, review old ones, and build our repertoire. So please come join us. It’s great exercise for both body and mind!