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The 24th Annual
Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend on Broadway
SEPTEMBER 4 - 7, 2015
4 nights of marathons & 3 days of workshops
Commemorating 70 years since the first Dalia Festival, where the Israeli folk dance movement started.
Featuring Guest Teacher from Israel
Back by Popular Demand

One of Israel’s most accomplished dance teachers making her Shorashim debut. Ruthy served as Director and senior educator at the Ulpan L’madrichim L’rikuday Am (School for Folk Dance Leaders) in Tel Aviv for over 25 years. In this role she was responsible for educating and certifying more than a generation of folk dance leaders and choreographers, including Moti Alfassi z”l, Gadi Biton, Yaron Carmel, Meir Shem-Tov, Eli Ronen, Amnon Shauli and many others. Ruthy continues to teach at Israel’s largest dance festival held annually in Karmiel, where she is responsible for the workshop on reviving the older Israeli folk dances.


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 September 4
Opening Night Oneg Shabbat & Dance Party 8:00pm
Saturday September 5
Workshop with Ruth Goodman and/or Danny Pollock 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop with Ruthy Pardess
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dance Party/Marathon with the teachers 8:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday September 6
Workshop with Ruth Goodman and/or Danny Pollock 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop with Ruthy Pardess 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dance Party/Marathon with the teachers & special guests 8:00pm - 2:00am
Monday September 7
Workshop with Ruth Goodman and/or Danny Pollock 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop with Ruthy Pardess 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 2015 commemorates 70 years since the first Dalia dance Festival held in 1944 which established the foundation for the Israeli folk dance movementThere were a total of five Dalia Dance Festivals, the last one taking place in 1968.   At Shorashim, our guest teacher from Israel will focus on the development of Israeli folk dance throughout this formative period and teach dances illustrative of the influences and evolving themes of this era, including ethnic dance.  
  • Having been transformed into an "urban camp" 19 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 were kept the same as last year.  We are offering a special reduced rate for the whole weekend of only $130.  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 if you are visiting New York, 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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