Family and Friends Party, Ecstatic Dance, Nia Holistic Movement, Israeli Dancing for Beginners

Published: Sun, 08/13/23

Gainesville Ocala Israeli and Folk Dance Newsletter 2023-08-13

Family and Friends Party, Ecstatic Dance, Nia Holistic Movement, Israeli Dancing for Beginners

Hello and Gainesville Ocala Israeli and Folk Dancers,

Israeli Partner Dance we learned last week for your review

If you want to move to music, come out for the rest of the summer and into the fall for Beginning Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy on Monday nights at 7 pm at B'nai Israel. No experience needed. Everyone welcome. $10

See videos of Israeli beginner dances below.

Other Community Dancing

On Sunday August 13 come out for Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd from 3 to 6 pm at Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E University Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763, Free.

On Friday August 18 come out for Ecstatic Dance Rhythms of Cacao with Mateo Solecito from 7 to 10 pm at The Miller’s Residence, 10910 SW 52 Terrace, Gainesville, 32608-4886.


On Sundays come out for Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit from 10 to 11 am at Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956.

Dancing with Andy

Let me know if you are coming. Not required. You can drop in. Invite others.

All dancing at Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 23 Blvd, around the left side, 1/2 mile east of Fresh Market.

7:00 pm Beginning Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing
$10 per person

Tuesday August 15
6:30 pm Argentine Tango Instruction by request
7:30-9:30 pm Argentine Tango Practica
$10 per night

Thursdays Social Dancing with Andy
6:00 pm Argentine Tango by request
7:00 pm Hustle!
8:00-9:00 pm Dance Practice Mix
$10 per person

If you are inclined to dance on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, pay for two nights and the third night the same week is free.

If financial considerations keep you from dancing, make arrangements with me to pay what you can afford.

Private lessons are available.

Happy Dancing,

Dance Calendar for Gainesville and Ocala

For details and more programs see the
Gainesville Ocala Dance Events Calendar

Confirm All Dance Sessions and Covid Policies Before Attending

See the calendar for details for each session. As you know, the situation can change at any time. However, our information may be inaccurate. Confirm with group leaders before attending any sessions. Confirm dates, times, vaccination and mask policies, contact information, location, cost, etc.

Dance Quotes

Change is inevitable, growth is intentional. ~ Glenda Cloud

Israeli Dances

See for videos to the Israeli dances we have been doing.

You can find the words to the songs on

Circle Dances Learned by Beginners
Nigun (Zemer) Atik
Tzadik Katamar
Lo Ahavti Dai
Ma Navu
Yedid Nefesh
Mayim Mayim
Hora Medura
Hinei Ma Tov
Sulam Yaacov
Sim Shalom
Tslil Zugim
Likrat Shabbat
Mi Kamocha Baelim
Ashrei Haish
At Vaani
Balada Lamaayan
Boi Malka
Eretz Eretz
Eretz Yisrael Yafa
Erev Ba
Sheleg Al Eri
Shir Al Etz

Partner Dances Learned by Beginners
Leor Chiyuchech
Kan Badarom
Ilu Tzipporim
Dodi Li

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