Israeli Dance Institute
The Israeli Dance Institute is an independent non-profit educational organization that allows networking of the ever-growing population of Israeli dance enthusiasts in the United States, Israel and throughout the world. The spirit, warmth and exuberance generated by Israeli folk dance appeals to people of all backgrounds and has made Israeli folk dance an integral part of the international folk dance repertoire. The Israeli Dance Institute provides today's increased folk dance population with a comprehensive resource and information center, offering professional guidance and materials to teachers, community leaders and performing groups.
The activities of the Israeli Dance Institute engender a constant reaffirmation of identification with Israel and with Jewish roots, enhancing ties with Israel and within the American Jewish community itself. The Institute maintains a costume bank, is a resource for instructors and performers, aids summer camp Israeli culture caravans, maintains a library of Israeli folk dance music and a video library, and a website for Israeli cultural materials.
The Israeli Dance Institute fosters and coordinates
an Israeli Dance Festival annually. This year marks the 50th anniversary
of the Israeli Folk Dance Festival and the Israeli folk dance movement
in North America. Horati, this year's outstanding gala event at Hofstra
University, (Long Island, New York), will bring together master teachers
and choreographers from Israel and elsewhere, a Jewish dance historian
and dance specialists for workshops and reunions. The finale will be
Sunday, June 3, 2001, at 2:30 PM when over 25 groups will perform for
the festival audience of Israeli dance lovers of all levels of skill.
For information about the event of ror help in setting up dance groups,
information on dance repertoire or teachers for your Israeli dance group,
(real or prospective), contact , contact: