This year for the BIFD Annual Workshop, we welcome Erica Goldman to teach dances from Israel.
Read on to find out more about schedule, cost and Erica's background.
Sign up for one session, several sessions or all sessions!
Please download, fill out and return your registration form by April 14, 2017.
We kindly request that you fill out the form in full -- even if we already know you! It's easier to get in touch that way.
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Of course, in addition to mail-in registrations, we accept walk-ins! We'd love to have you dance with us.
(We appreciate mail-in registrations when possible; it helps us know how large a crowd to expect and how to make the event even more special).
Friday, April 21, 2017
7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Workshop Session
10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Open Dance
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop Session
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Workshop Session
7:30 p.m. Evening Dance Party; featuring run through of workshop dances. Bring snack or beverage to share.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Review Session
BIFD Members $17.00/Non Members $20.00
*Open Dance included in Friday’s price
Same price for all! $7.00
Kids under 18
All sessions at $5 each
Print or digital $4.00
Order print syllabus in advance only.
Order digital syllabus in advance or at door
About Erica Goldman
Erica Goldman began dancing in New York as a child alongside her father, another folk dance fanatic. While a student at Brandeis University, she was director of the dance group B'yachad and performed with several Boston-area Israeli dance troupes. Every summer since 2004, she has served as dance director of Camp Alonim (outside Los Angeles), part of what is now the American Jewish University. From 2004-2014, she worked fulltime as an Israeli dance instructor in Los Angeles, where she also performed with the Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble. She ran an enormously popular weekly Israeli dance session and taught Israeli dance at New Community Jewish High School in L.A.
She has been involved for many years with the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) and the iCenter for Israel education. She served as their designated Educator for the Goodman Initiative for Modern Israel History at Camp Alonim and subsequently joined the FJC's Cornerstone Fellowship. With sponsorship by the FJC and funding from the AVI CHAI Foundation, she founded the program, Ma'agal ("circle"), an initiative to train Israeli dance specialists from across the U.S. to better deliver on the promise of Israeli dance education.