Festival Group Detailed Information Submit Form

    Please provide the following information:
    For large files use a service such as http://www.yousendit.com or http://www.largedocument.com to upload large files or via other web link.

    1. Your dance video:

    2. Your music:
    Please make sure that Ken Avner has received a copy or your music, edited as you would like it arranged. If you have not already done so, contact Ken: Ken@kenavner.com
    Suite 1:

    Suite 2:

    3. Digital group photos:
    For slide projection to introduce your group - formal (in costume) and informal (tee-shirts). It would be best to send more than one photo of each. Please send in high resolution.

    4. Costume confirmation:
    Please indicate that your group photo in costume (see above) is for this year's performance - if not, please e-mail a sample of the costume you will be wearing.

    5. Video greeting:
    A short clip to introduce your group, your group's presentation.
    Please send in high resolution with yousendit.com or weblink from which we can download your file.

    6. Program information:
    Kindly update your previous listing (available upon request) or complete the information outlined below. 
    Please include a description of your dance presentation, your troupe and applicable credits for directors, leaders, organizational affiliation, staff, choreography, music, costumes, etc.

    6b  Organizational affiliation/ information about your group

    6c  Dance title / theme and description of your presentation

    6d  Music titles and credits (composer/ lyrics / vocal artists)

    6e  Group credits including leader(s), choreographer(s), administration

    6f:  Dancers:  Please list in alphabetical order

    7. Tickets / promotion - It's going to be a wonderful Festival and we encourage you to get your ticket orders in as soon as possible to ensure the best seats.
    Click here to print / download your ticket order form.
    Please help us to promote the Festival by sharing the following link with your friends: 62nd Annual Israel Folk Dance Festival and Festival of the Arts

    8. Ad Journal - Ads can be used to congratulate your group or to promote your activities. The Journal also helps to support the Festival, which becomes more challenging to mount each year. Your ad and the names of supporters will appear in the Dance Festival program.
    Join The Festival Family Circle form 

    9. Festival Alumni - Please circulate the link https://israelidanceinstitute.org/annual-israel-folk-dance-festival/festival-alumni/ and questionnaire and help us to build our Festival Alumni Family Tree. Or LaRokdim Circle of Friends is a great way to keep the tradition going! Check out the Photos link - more coming soon!

    10. Facebook page for us to connect with our Dance Festival friends past, present and future!
    The page is: "Israel Folk Dance Festival - New York"
    A few vintage photos and a page of photos and videos from past years are posted. More will be posted soon. Please send us your photos to include in our albums!

    Thank you for being part of our 62nd Festival!
    - Ruth, Honey and the Festival team

    Your contact information:

    Group Name (required)

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)




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    Alumni Questionnaire

      Alumni Questionnaire

      Your Name: (required)

      Your Email: (required)



      This is my in the Festival.

      Check all that apply:

      I performed in the Festival.
      My brothers/sisters performed in the Festival.
      My parents performed in the Festival.
      My grandparents performed in the Festival.
      I am not currently performing in the Festival, but have been involved in other ways.

      Please list the years in which you have performed in the Festival and the groups with which you performed.


      Please list the information for any of your family members (individually) including Name / Relationship /Year(s) / Group


      How did you first learn about the Festival and become a performer/member of the audience?

      List some of your favorite Festival memories/experiences.

      Thank you for taking the time to tell us about yourself. How we can we best keep you informed of our plans?

      I am available to do outreach to help locate other current and former Festival participants.
      I would like to be involved in preparation for this year’s Festival.
      I am available to do outreach within my community to help promote the Festival.
      I am unable to help plan, but I am interested in volunteering during the event.
      Please keep me apprised of Festival developments .

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      Festival Group Application

        Name of Performing Group:

        Number of dancers: Male + Female = Total
        Age range:

        Organizational Affiliation:


        Group Leaders

        Primary Contact


        Secondary Contact


        Theme and Music Requests: Please include all pieces that your group would have ready to
        perform in this year’s Festival. Music is reserved on a first come first served basis. Please make
        sure that both Ken Avner and the Festival office receive your music requests so that we can confirm
        them for you by December 1st. Please note that each group’s presentation is limited to five minutes.
        Theme/Title of Piece Music


        Do any of the pieces listed above incorporate props and/or narration?
        Are any of these pieces performed with less than your full ensemble of dancers?




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        Join The Festival Family Circle


          We will use your camera-ready ad, or business card if supplied; if not, please print clearly and we will typeset your ad in a manner consistent with the program. You can also use your ad to congratulate or send a greeting to a participating performer or group.

          Full Page & 2 complimentary tickets $ 250Half Page $ 150Quarter Page $ 75Business Card $ 50

          Upload your banner / photo / business card.
          File size limit 6MB
          OR use your text:


          Yes! I want to join the Or LaRokdim Circle of Friends to help carry the Festival torch
          for future generations!

          You will also receive a complimentary pair of tickets for contribution more then $ 180

          Please make your check payable to: Israeli Dance Institute and mail it Before February 25, 2013 to:

          Israeli Dance Institute
          P.O. Box 124
          New York, NY 10025

          Note: The Israeli Dance Institute, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax deductible
          to the extent allowed by law.



          tickets at $ 18 each
          tickets at $ 15 each for groups of 15 or more
          tickets at $ 12 each for students and seniors.

          To ensure your reservation please make your check payable to: Israeli Dance Institute 
          Your check must be received Before March 11, 2013 and mail to:

          Israeli Dance Institute
          P.O. Box 124
          New York, NY 10025


          Your Name: (required)

          Your Email: (required)

          Telephone Numbers:


          For further information, contact

          Israeli Dance Institute, Inc.
          JCRC-Suite 1607
          225 West 34th Street
          New York, NY 10122

          Web Form: https://israelidanceinstitute.org/contact-us/
          E-mail: festival@israelidanceinstitute.org




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          Dance Festival Photos



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          Horati – 2001 Jubilee Festival

          Introduction to the 2001 Jubilee Festival, Horati, a four day weekend event marking fifty years of Israeli folk dance in North America and the 50th annual Israel Folk Dance Festival.





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            Rokdim – Nirkoda / Kesher Lemachol

            ROKDIM – NIRKODA

            ROKDIM-NIRKODA, a magazine printed in both English and Hebrew, contains articles on all aspects of Israeli dance including dances, choreographers, etc., plus listings of ongoing sessions and more.  Subscribers will also receive Kesher LeMachol, the Israeli Dance Institute’s bimonthly Clearinghouse Calendar that is published only in English, and, as part of this offer, will be sent as an Adobe Acrobat (pdf ) attachment via e-mail.  Kesher LeMachol brings you the most complete information available about world wide Israeli dance and related events.  Each issue also includes a featured dance with both the step descriptions and the song lyrics in Hebrew, English transliteration and translation.

            Subscription Information (North American subscribers only):

             $30 – One-year ROKDIM-NIRKODA subscription and an E-mail version of  Kesher LeMachol.

            For our current subscribers, we thank you for your continued support and would like to offer you the opportunity to extend your current subscription at the above rates.  (Subscribers outside North America are asked to contact us for subscription information.)

            Please make checks (in US dollars) payable to the Israeli Dance Institute, Inc. and mail to IDI, JCRC-Suite 1402, 520 Eighth Avenue, New York. NY 10018.

            The subscription price does not reflect actual production costs.  Your additional contribution is tax-deductible.
            I have enclosed a check, payable to the Israeli Dance Institute, for my one year subscription to ROKDIM-NIRKODA.

            ______    $30 includes an E-mail version of the Clearinghouse Calendar, Kesher LeMachol

            Also, I have enclosed a contribution of $__________ to assist Israeli Dance Institute activities, for a total of $_____________.        Check here if this is a one year extension of your current subscription:  ______

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