Remembrance of Nitin Jayaswal, Sonmatic Shake, Contra Weeekend

Published: Sat, 08/26/23

Gainesville Ocala Israeli and Folk Dance Newsletter 2023-08-27

Remembrance of Nitin Jayaswal, Sonmatic Shake, Contra Weeekend

Hello and Gainesville Ocala Israeli and Folk Dancers,

We are having a little, going away party for Soojin this week. Come out for Beginning Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing for the Summer and Fall with Andy on Monday nights at 7 pm at B'nai Israel. One hour of circle dances and one hour of partner dances. No experience needed. Everyone welcome. $10

See videos of Israeli beginner dances below.

Other Community Dancing

On Sunday August 27 come out for Remembrance of Nitin C. Jayaswal from 4 to 8 pm at The Wooly, 20 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32601.

On Friday September 1 come out for Somatic Shamanic Shake with Alicia Michelle from 6 to 7 pm at Flow Space Yoga and Arts, 117 NW 16 Avenue, Gainesville.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday September 1, 2, and 3 come out for Contra Dance Weekend with Bob Isaacs and Gaye Fifer with ReelPlay and Hot Coffee Breakdown at the Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose.


On Sundays come out for Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit from 10 to 11 am at Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956.

On Mondays come out for English Country Dancing from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Annette Merritt, 352-246-4659, $5, $3 Students.

Dancing with Andy

Let me know if you are coming. Not required. You can drop in. Invite others.

All dancing at Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 23 Blvd, around the left side, 1/2 mile east of Fresh Market.

Mondays Israeli
7:00 pm Beginning Israeli Circle Dancing
8:00 pm Beginning Israeli Partner Dancing
$10 per person

Tuesdays Tango
6:30 pm Argentine Tango Instruction by request
7:30-9:30 pm Argentine Tango Practica
$10 per night

Thursdays Social Dancing with Andy
6:00 pm Argentine Tango by request
7:00 pm West Coast Swing
8:00-9:00 pm Dance Practice Mix
$10 per person

If you are inclined to dance on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, pay for two nights and the third night the same week is free.

If financial considerations keep you from dancing, make arrangements with me to pay what you can afford.

Private lessons are available.

Happy Dancing,

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Dance Calendar for Gainesville and Ocala

For details and more programs see the
Gainesville Ocala Dance Events Calendar

Confirm All Dance Sessions and Covid Policies Before Attending

See the calendar for details for each session. As you know, the situation can change at any time. However, our information may be inaccurate. Confirm with group leaders before attending any sessions. Confirm dates, times, vaccination and mask policies, contact information, location, cost, etc.

Dance Quotes

Whoever said love is blind is dead wrong. Love is the only thing that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy. ~ Martha Beck

Israeli Dances

See for videos to the Israeli dances we have been doing.

You can find the words to the songs on

Circle Dances Learned by Beginners
Nigun (Zemer) Atik
Tzadik Katamar
Lo Ahavti Dai
Ma Navu
Yedid Nefesh
Mayim Mayim
Hora Medura
Hinei Ma Tov
Sulam Yaacov
Sim Shalom
Tslil Zugim
Likrat Shabbat
Mi Kamocha Baelim
Ashrei Haish
At Vaani
Balada Lamaayan
Boi Malka
Eretz Eretz
Eretz Yisrael Yafa
Erev Ba
Sheleg Al Eri
Shir Al Etz

Partner Dances Learned by Beginners
Leor Chiyuchech
Kan Badarom
Ilu Tzipporim
Dodi Li

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