Dance Workshops with Steve Weintraub, March 17-19 2015

Dance in Berkeley, CA with Steve Weintraub!
Tuesday, March 17 – Thursday, March 19, 7:30pm, Steve Weintraub, Magician of Jewish Dance, presents three workshops:
Tuesday, Raising the Roof: Jewish Stunts, Moves and Styles (Part 1). Dancing at a simkheh is not only a pleasure, it is also a
mitzveh and a gift to those celebrating. Learn to show off with the Bottle Dance, and be part of a Human Roulette Wheel and the Crushing Walls!

Wednesday, Make ‘Em Dance, for musicians and bands. Musicians will take turns dancing. Learn correct tempos and
feeling for each dance style. Improved playing guaranteed!

Thursday, Raising the Roof: Jewish Stunts, Moves and Style (Part 2). It’s Yiddish barn dancing! Including the Jewish square dance called the sher, and a variety of other fun and social dances with ballroom roots.…


Temple Beth Israel, Waltham presents
As part of its 100th year celebrations


Concert/Dance Party and Music Workshops

Featuring the dynamic duo of Sruli Dresdner and Lisa Mayer
Joined by very special guest Yosl Kurland

Music, singing, dancing (with expert leading), high spirits, refreshments, fun for all!

Sunday, Dec. 14
Temple Beth Israel
25 Harvard Street, Waltham, MA 02453

2-5pm: Concert and Dance Party
$25, $20 TBI members, kids under 12 free
12-1pm: Simultaneous participatory workshops: Yiddish singing, instrumental klezmer music
$18, $15 TBI members, kids under 12 free
Combined workshop and concert/dance ticket: $40, $32 members
Workshops begin promptly at 12
Lunch provided to workshop participants at 1
Participants will play a tune with the band at the concert
For information and ticketing:
Online ticket purchase

Veretski Pass with Benjy Fox Rosen Trio

Veretski Pass is joined by the perky Benjy Fox Rosen Trio , (Michael Winograd, Pat Farrell and Benjy), for a dance party extraordinaire at
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center,
1317 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, California 94702
Doors at 7:00 pm
Dance Lesson at 7:30 pm with Dave Rosenfeld
Show at 8:30 pm, $10

Sweat it to 2 generations of great dance players!

Bessarabian Tantshoyz

Thursday September 15, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Special Bessarabian Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party & Artist Interview
Featuring master clarinetist Isaac Sadigursky with Michael Alpert
Admission $10
Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
140 Second Ave. in Manhattan by St. Mark’s Place


Sunday, June 5 · 7:30pm – 9:30pm
House of Friendship/La Maison de ‘Amitie
120 Duluth East
Montreal QC. H2W1H1

More Info
Please join up for an evening of Yiddish dancing with instructor Avia Moore and live music by clarinetist Christian Dawid and friends. Suggested donation at the door, $7. (Photo credit Maxim Zaytsev)

Hopkele – Klezmer Keilidh

Time Sunday, February 13 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location Cecil Sharp House
2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY
The Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh phenomenon returns to London this winter. Old style Jewish ceilidh featuring circle, square and chain dances. No experience necessary.

Klezmer dance leading by Guy Schalom with live klezmer music from the Hopkele House Band lead by Ilana Cravitz.

Book online here:
Or Call: 077149 45971


Time Tuesday, February 8 · 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location Congregation Ansche Chesed
251 West 100th Street
New York, NY
Alicia Svigals, Klezmer Violinist

A special Yiddish Dance party at Congregation Ansche Chesed, featuring master dance leader Steve Weintraub with live klezmer by Alicia Svigals’s Klezmer Fiddle Express! Presented by CTMD’s An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture, Congregation Ansche Chesed and Klezmer By Alicia Svigals. Beginners are welcome! Suggested contribution $5 per adult, $3 per child. With Christina Crowder, accordion; Brian Glassman, bass; and Aaron Alexander, drums.

Tanzhoyz! Party like it’s 1899

Monday, October 25 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location L’envers
185 Van Horne Avenue
Montreal, QC

Shake your tuches to the sounds of Eastern-European Jewish music with dance-leader Avia Moore, Chrisitian Dawid clarinet, Alexis Basque trumpet, Rachel Lemisch trombone, Jason Rosenblatt piano, Thierry Arsenault poyk and other guests.

Venez vous dégourdir les semelles sous la maestria de la danseuse Avia Moore, avec un orchestre composé du clarinettiste Christian Dawid, du cornettiste Alexis Basque,de la tromboniste Rachel Lemisch et du pianiste Jason Rosenblatt, en compagnie d’autres musiciens invités!

Suggested donation at the door $7.

Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh – a 21st Century Yiddish Barn Dance

Sunday 25 January 2009 at Cecil Sharp House, NW1 Doors open 7.15 for first
dance at 7.45pm

Beat those winter blues with this post-festive season dance event for the
whole family.

Marking the third anniversary of Hopkele Productions, Klezmer Dance “Kaller”
Guy Schalom will lead East European Yiddish circle, square and chain dances,
including freylekhs, sher, hora and bulgar along with a few surprises!

Klez-fiddler Ilana Cravitz and the Hopkele House Band (Ros Hawley, Yair
Shleider, Paul Moylan) will put that extra spring in your step with the
Jewish party music known as Klezmer.

Tickets £12 or £10 advance/concs. Venue: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park
Road LONDON NW1 7AY (Camden Town / Chalk Farm Tubes)

BOOK ONLINE: or for postal bookings
(up to 22 Jan) Call: 0771 494 5971 or Email:…

Out Of Darkness

Out Of Darkness featuring Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and Special Guests Sayat Nova
Tickets on sale now or 800-432-7250
$35 / $45 / $55

MARCH 22, 2008
7:30 PM
Cutler Majestic Theater
219 Tremont Street, Boston

The world-renowned Liz Lerman company boasts a 30-year international history of
art-making, exploring the role of engaging the everyday individual in art-making
processes, and the function of dance as a memory device.

The internationally treasured Armenian music and dance troupe Sayat Nova has since
1986 performed around the world in an effort to express the pride and indomitable
spirit of the Armenian people, and foster friendship across communities worldwide.
“… frantic and triumphant, with wailing melodies and a frenzied, rolling drum
beat.” — Watertown Tab, 2006

In Out of Darkness the two groups perform together for the first time.…

Klezmer, Music with Soul in Santa Rosa

“Klezmer, Music with Soul” — Concert and Dance Party, May 27th

Absolute Music
Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia, The Red Hot Chachkas and Bruce Bierman (Yiddish
dance teacher) will be presenting their program, “Klezmer, Music with Soul” in Santa
Led by Julie Egger and comprised of multi-talented performers on violin, clarinet,
mandolin, accordion, bass, and drums, the group plays traditional Eastern European
dance tunes, ranging from frenzied to tranquil tantsn (dances), plus original compositions
and improvisions building on the klezmer tradition.

Absolute Music
the Friedman Center brings master musicians and presents classical, jazz, folk and
klezmer music to the Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County.

The Friedman Center
4676 Mayette, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
May 27th, 2:00 – 4:00pm ~ Tickets: $15

Rebbe’s Orkestra in Albuquerque, NM

The Rebbe’s Orkestra presents an evening of Klezmer, Mediterranean, East European
and Middle Eastern music for a concert and dance party at Winning Coffee in
Saturday, June 16th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Winning Coffee,
111 Harvard Dr. SE (south of Central Ave. near UNM),
Albuquerque, NM, 505-266-0000.
Admission is $5.00 at the door: 12 and under are free.

To learn all about the concert and the musicians, keep reading here…

Yiddish Dance in Geneva

3ème stage de DANSES YIDDISH
Organisé par les Amis de la Musique Juive
Samedi 24 mars 2007 de 13h à 18h00
Dimanche 25 mars 2007 de 11h à 17h00

au Centre Musical du Grand Lancy — Geneva
63, Av. des Communes Réunies
(trams 13, 15 et 17, arrêt “Palettes”)

Venez découvrir et pratiquer quelques unes des danses traditionnelles juives
d’Europe de l’Est: Hora lente, freylekh, bulgar, sher, patsh tants, terkish,
khosidl, etc.

Animation: Steven WEINTRAUB (USA)

Musique ‘live’ avec l’ensemble klezmer MENTSH (Paris)
Le samedi est dévolu aux ‘débutants’. Le dimanche est prévu pour les ‘avancés’ et
ceux qui souhaiteront approfondir ce qu’ils auront appris la veille !
Le dimanche se conclura à 17h30 par une démonstration publique (entrée libre).

Coût par journée (samedi ou dimanche): 50 Frs /personne & 70 Frs /couple,
membres AMJ, AVS, chômeurs, étudiants, etc.: 40 & 60 Frs).…

Hidden Talent! for Purim

Following the trend started by Queen Esther, a new women’s arts organization reveals…

Hidden Talent!
Women performing only for women!

Come see vocalists – songwriters – dancers and more!

for women only!

Shir La Maalote: Elevating the World Through Song & Dance
Sunday, February 25, Shows at 4 pm and 7:30 pm
Schottenstein Cultural Center of Yeshiva University
239 East 34th St, near 2nd Ave, NY 10016


Chanale Fellig,
Adena Kozak,
Rena Needle,
Tziporah Miriam Halperin,
Leslie Ginsparg,
Yachad Dance,
Debra Landau,
Leah Sigal,
Sara Gita Sobel,
Rachel Kohl Finegold,
Chaya & Faige Glaser,
Claudia Amzullag,
Anna Shoen,
Gabrielle Orcha,
Lori Leifer,
Chana Leah Schwartz,
Tsivia Glinert,
Penny Klein,
Elena Merlis,
Kol Isha A Cappella,
& Kol Neshama!…

An All-Women’s Music & Dance Festival!

SUNDAY, February 25, 2007
SHIR LA MA’ALOTE: Elevating the World Through Music and Dance
A concert for women only to benefit Professional Women’s Theater,
an organization which seeks to promote all-female performance opportunities,
featuring known and rising stars in the Jewish women’s performing world!
Singer-songwriters, dancers, vocalists….
Chanale! ~ Debra Landau ~ Rachel Kohl Finegold ~ Emilia Cataldo ~ Gabrielle Orcha ~
The Light Peddler’s Band ~ Rena Needle ~ Tziporah Miriam Halperin…And MORE!
Show I: 4:00 pm
Show II: 7:30 pm
Reception & CD Fair: 6:15 – 7:15 pm
Yeshiva University’s Schottenstein Cultural Center
239 East 34th St. between 2nd & 3rd Aves. NY, NY 10016
$30 in advance, $36 at door / $15 students / all proceeds considered charity
For further information, please contact or 646-234-1542.…

Alicia Svigals’ Party Band at Celebrate Showcase

Alicia Svigals

Free! Come dance the hora with dance leader Steve Weintraub and
Alicia’s klezmer party band!
Sunday, January 28, 12 to 5 p.m.

Big hora at 2 p.m! Come dance with us, and check out the band for
your wedding or bat/bar mitzvah. Before and after the big hora,
we’ll be playing for and teaching klezmer and Israeli folkdancing in
a more intimate setting. Its free, and its part of the Celebrate!
Party Showcase featuring hundreds of party vendors.

Celebrate! Party Showcase
Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe
100 Frank W Burr Boulevard
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666 USA
Phone: 1-201-836-0600
For showcase information and directions:
or call Flora at 1-203-322-2840

Read about Alicia Svigals at

Visit the JCC website for more info:

Tantshoyz (Dance House) – Dance Party at the Manhattan JCC

Thursday, September 14
8:00PM – 10:30PM
At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.
Cost is $10.
For tickets call 646-505-5708 or

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional Ashkenazic dancing led by master dance leader Walter Zev Feldman. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York’s hottest young musicians-Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Michael Winograd (clarinet), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl) and Nick Cudahy (bass). Part of the New York Jewish Music & Heritage Festival and Sidney Krum Conference.

Telophaza by Bat Sheva Company at Lincoln Center Festival

Thursday July 20; Friday, July 21; and Saturday July 22, 2006
8:00pm at New York State Theater
“Telophaza” was choreographed by Batsheva’s artistic director, Ohad Naharin.
Israel’s Emanuel Gat Dance Company will be performing Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring as part of the Festival as well Saturday July 15, 2006
9:00pm at LaGuardia Concert Hall.< br/>
Check the Lincoln Center website for more information:

Leeds Hopkele

Hopkele III – the summer Klezmer Keilidh

Whether you’re in London or Leeds you can dance the summer night away to
live klezmer music–
Leeds Hopkele
When? Wednesday 12 July. Doors open 7.15pm
What? Yiddish barn dance with Steven Weintraub calling
Where? Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, Leeds
LS17 8AZ (no. 71 bus)
Tickets? £9/£7 concs. Call Tracy Bickler on 0113 218 5824 or


Saturday, February 11, 8:00 pm
Doors open at 7:30
At the Workmen’s Circle, 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline
TICKETS: WC Members: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Non-members: $15 in
advance, $18 at the door.
For more information contact the Workmen’s Circle at
617-566-6281 or

Art of Yiddish song and dance in LA

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo will be teaching Yiddish song and Yiddish dance classes and performing in LA all next week (starting this Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005), as part of “The Art of Yiddish.”

Heroes of the Yiddish World:
Knights, Mystics, Partisans & Scribes
December 18 – 24, 2005

A joyful and enriching opportunity to connect with a global legacy.
No previous knowledge of Yiddish needed.

Presented by the California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language (CIYCL)
in association with Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

For details visit, call 310-745-1190,
or email

Visit the Strauss/Warschauer Duo’s website:

Machaya, Rockville, MD

Machaya, Rockville, MD, May 22
An exciting evening of dance and music as the Machaya Klezmer Band entertains with the beauty of Klezmer music. Dance instructor Jay McCrensky will teach basic and advanced simcha dancing, couple dancing, Hassidic dancing, shers,jocs, and terkishes.

Sunday, May 22 7 – 9 pm, $8 mem./$10 general public/$5 children under 12 years. Reservations not necessary.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852.

For more information,

Yoel Ben-Simhon and The Sultana Ensemble CD

Thursday May 13th @ 8PM
Satalla on 37 West 26th Street (b/t 6th Ave. & B’way)
$12 at the door (no minimum cover)
Yoel Ben-Simhon and The Sultana Ensemble CD Release Party !!! A night full of music and dance!!! Yoel’s music is greatly inspired by childhood memories from the Moroccan Synagogue in Israel and incorporates some traditional hymns. He sings in Hebrew and Arabic.

Kurt Weill Review

The music of Kurt Weill will be performed by 5 very talented singers, and staged/choreographed by Steve Weintraub in the Chicago area. The show opens on Friday, March 19, and runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 7 thru April 25. The location is the historic No Exit Cafe at 6970 N. Glenwood Ave, in Rogers Park. Free parking available at the Trilogy lot at Estes and Glenwood.
Tickets are $12, food and drink will be available (seating is at tables). Call 773-743-3355 for info or reservations. More…