Albany Overview

What it is – Overview


Experience a unique workshop for current and future Israeli dance teachers!


  • Includes curriculum, teaching methodology and materials for instruction K through teens and beyond
  • Imparts an understanding of holiday celebrations through creative movement
  • Explore dance ideas for both repertoire and performance
  • Demonstrations and presentations by nationally acclaimed teachers
  • Forums for sharing experiences and techniques
  • Home hospitality provided
  • Fantastic meals provided throughout weekend
  • Delicious Shabbat dinner followed by spirited and energetic dancing
  • Enlightening Shabbat Lunch and Learn
  • Costume ideas
  • Laws of Kashrut and Shabbat observed

•  A Shabbat experience with the Temple Israel community and the use of dance to enhance preparation for and observance of Shabbat:
– Family Friday night dinner and “Dancing Oneg”
– “Lunch and Learn” with Rabbi David Eligberg following Shabbat morning services

•   Forum for teachers to share their experiences
– “Dance and Share” – Participants are invited to bring their ideas, materials, visual and printed resources to share.
•  Showcase for children’s performing groups with the goal of creating regional Israeli Folk Dance Festivals

•   Opportunities for certification and continuing education credits

•  Saturday Night Special:  Israeli folk dance workshop and party with Ruth Goodman and sponsored by Temple Israel’s adult dance classes and Nancy Bell



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