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The 22rd Annual
Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend on Broadway
AUGUST 30 - SEPT 2, 2013

4 nights of marathons & 3 days of workshops
Dedicated to Eliyahu Gamliel z"l
This year with a fun session for
Children & Families
Featured Guest Teachers

Yoav Ashriel is one of the great israeli folk dance teachers and choreographers whose popular dances include Ba'aviv, Bo B'shalom,  Erev Ba, Ez Vakeves, Hora Medura, Hora Nirkoda, Klezmer, Korim Lanu Lalechet, Ne'omi, Shibolim (Chad Mecherev) and numerous others.  This is a rare opportunity to experience the creativity and contributions of one of the icons of israeli folkdance.


Rakefet Ashriel, Yoav’s daughter is an accomplished folk and modern dancer on the faculty of the wingate institute.  Rakefet danced in yoavs performing groups starting at a young age and went on to become a professional dance teacher, performer and choreographer.  Rakefet joins Yoav in teaching his many dances – making for a dynamic father and daughter duo.


Ruth Goodman is director of the israeli dance institute, the annual israel folk dance festival and the jewish/israeli dance division of 92y in new york. She is founder and director of the Parparim Ensemble of Israeli Dance and has directed a variety of dance programs and conducted dance workshops for teachers.  As in past years. Ruth brings her many talents to Shorashim.


Danny Pollock is a well-known master teacher of Israeli folk dance in the new york region.  Danny returns once again to teach his popular classic repertoire dance workshops at Shorashim, which have become an established tradition that we look forward to with great anticipation. “Dancing Danny” brings a lot of fun & joy to workshops as well as nightly parties.


Weekend pass for entry to all the events

Day Pass - Saturday and Sunday $45
Day Pass - Monday $40
Friday August 30
Opening Night Oneg Shabbat & Dance Party 8:00pm
Saturday August 31
Dances of Eliyahu Gamliel z"l & others with Danny 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop with Rafeket & Yoav Ashriel
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dance Party/Marathon with the teachers 8:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday September 1
Dance session for kids & parents with Ruth & Danny 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Free for Shorashim participants
$15 per Family for non-participants
Dances of Eliyahu Gamliel z"l & others with Ruth & Danny 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop with Rafeket & Yoav Ashriel 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dance Party/Marathon with the teachers & special guests 8:00pm - 2:00am
Monday September 2
Dances of Eliyahu Gamliel z"l & others with Ruth 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop with Rafeket & Yoav Ashriel 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Closing Night Dance Party with the teachers




Workshops & Parties held in a Professional Dance Studio with

Bridge for Dance
2726 Broadway at 104th St.

(Broadway 1 Subway line to 103rd Street or M104 Bus)


  • Shorashim 2013 is dedicated to the memory of Eliyahu Gamliel z”l. a beloved man of the arts & nature, who we lost this year.  He created many classic dances we cherish including Ahava Atika, Ahavat Hadasa #2, Debka Bnot Hakfar, Dror Yikra, Eliyahu Hanavi, Eretz Zavat Halav, Mi Haish, Shnay Shoshanim & many others.   Ruth Goodman and Danny Pollock will teach Eliyahu’s dances together with classic dances of other choreographers who are no longer with us.
  • A fun Dance session for kids & parents with Ruth &  Danny has been added, by popular request.
  • Having been transformed into an "urban camp" 17 years ago, Shorashim remains on Broadway with all events at Bridge for Dance, a professional dance studio with air-conditioning  and a great wooden dance floor (especially for those who still love to dance barefoot).
  • Shorashim continues the tradition of providing the best teachers at an affordable cost.  Regular rates per session are the same as last year or less.  We are offering a special reduced rate for the whole weekend of only $130, which is less than last year.  This weekend rate will guarantee that you can attend all workshops and parties over three days and four nights, even if we close admission to others because we are full.
  • You can pick and choose the workshop(s) and party/marathon nights that are appropriate for you, which can result in a considerable savings.
  • All registration will be on-site and there will be no formal pre-registration. However, reservations for those coming from out-of-town will be accepted.  Since space may be limited, entry will be on a first come-first serve basis and latecomers will be admitted as space permits to each event.  Shabbat observers may pay prior to or after Shabbat for Friday night and/or Saturday events.   
  • Much of the day is free, with workshops by our guest teachers scheduled in mid-afternoon, so you take advantage of the numerous attractions in New York City during part of the day.
  • As a courtesy to visitors to New York City attending Shorashim, a list of reasonably priced hostels and hotels within walking distance of Bridge for Dance will be provided, if requested.
  • A video will also be available of all the dances taught at the weekend from Ben Hole (who also has videos of previous Shorashim weekends).


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All events are in an air-conditioned dance studio with a great wood floor at
Bridge for DANCE
2726 Broadway @ 104th St. 


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