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The 23rd Annual
Nostalgia Labor Day Weekend on Broadway
AUGUST 29 - SEPT 1, 2014

4 nights of marathons & 3 days of workshops
Featured Guest Teachers

A highly accomplished choreographer whose classic dances include Ayuma B'Har Hamor, Erev Tov, Laner Velibsamim, Shirat Hanoar, and Ze Hazemer, among many others.  He is a master teacher who has taught all age groups from beginner lever to advanced.  This is Amnon's first appearance at Shorashim and is part of our transition to a newer generation of choreographers who created classic 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 August 29
Opening Night Oneg Shabbat & Dance Party 8:00pm
Saturday August 30
Dances of the women pioneers and others with Ruth and Danny 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop with Amnon Shauli
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dance Party/Marathon with the teachers 8:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday August 31
Dance session for kids & parents with Ruth & Danny 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Free for Shorashim participants
$15 per Family for non-participants
Dances of the women pioneers and others with Ruth and Danny 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop with Amnon Shauli 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dance Party/Marathon with the teachers & special guests 8:00pm - 2:00am
Monday September 1
Dances of the women pioneers and others with Ruth and Danny 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop with Amnon Shauli 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 2014 commemorates the 70th anniversary of the first Dalia dance Festival in 1944, which established the foundation for the Israeli folk dance movement.  Therefore, Shorashim 2014 will be dedicated to the women pioneers of Israeli folk dance, who essentially founded the movement and were the major leaders as well as choreographers for a whole generation.   They included Israel Prize winners Yardena Cohen and Gurit Kadman, the “mother” of the Israeli folk dance movement.  The most prolific choreographer was Rivka Sturman, who created most of the Israeli folk dances during the formative years.  Other major contributors were Leah Bergstein and Sara Levi-Tanai.
  • A fun Dance session for kids & parents with Ruth &  Danny has been added, by popular request.
  • Having been transformed into an "urban camp" 18 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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