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We are dancers dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the first generation of Israeli folk dances -- Rikuday Dor Rishon. These dances evolved during the creation and building of Israel -- from the pre-independence era to the reunification of Jerusalem and the post-Six Day War period. The folk dances of this generation reflect an energy level, spirit and optimism unique in the Jewish cultural experience.

Founded in 1987, we focused on the first generation of Israeli folk dances for several years. We gradually expanded the repertoire to include selected classics from the 1970's through the mid-1980's that reflect the spirit of the earlier dances. Yet our emphasis remains on the first generation of Israeli folk dances with a good mix of later classics. All who have felt the joy of these dances or wish to have the experience are invited to join us.

FORMAT:
WEEKLY SESSIONS EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT
7 - 8PM - INSTRUCTION - LEARN BASIC ISRAELI CLASSICS MANY OF WHICH ARE DANCED AT MOST SESSIONS
8PM - OPEN DANCING BY REQUEST WITH OCCASIONAL DEMONSTRATION OR TEACHING OF DANCES.

Weekly Sessions Every Sunday Night (except summer)

SPECIAL EVENTS INCLUDE WORKSHOPS WITH GUEST TEACHERS FROM ISRAEL & PARTIES TO CELEBRATE VARIOUS JEWISH HOLIDAYS. WE HAVE LIVE MUSIC FOR HOLIDAYS INCLUDING HANUKAH, PURIM & YOM HA’ATZMAUT.

SPECIAL EVENTS SUCH AS WORKSHOPS AND PARTIES USUALLY BEGIN AT 7PM.

EVERY LABOR DAY WEEKEND - SHORASHIM-ROOTS OF ISRAELI FOLK DANCE FOUR NIGHTS & THREE DAYS OF WORKSHOPS & PARTIES WITH TOP CHOREOGRAPHERS & MASTER TEACHERS

LOCATION: BRIDGE FOR DANCE, 2726 BROADWAY @ 104 ST.

(Easily reachable by the Broadway 1/9 subway line to 103St or M104 Broadway Bus)

CONTRIBUTION
Weekly Instruction ( includes entrance to Open Session) - $10
Weekly Open Sessions -- $6
Special Events -- $10

INFORMATION & SCHEDULE CHANGES: 917-207-0093

E-mail to RDR@rikud.net

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