Contra Dances Today Sunday September 3, Brazilian Samba and Lyrical Dance, Intro to Nia Fusion

Published: Sun, 09/03/23

Gainesville Ocala Israeli and Folk Dance Newsletter 2023-09-03

Contra Dances Today Sunday September 3, Brazilian Samba and Lyrical Dance, Intro to Nia Fusion

Hello and Gainesville Ocala Israeli and Folk Dancers,

If you want to learn how to dance with a partner, come out for our Beginning Swing and Argentine Tango 4-Week Series starting Tuesday September 12.

Join us 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

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 Sunday, September 3:
Lunch: 11:45 – 12:45 pm (grill from 11:30 – 12:30)
Dance: 1-4 pm
Dinner: 4:45 – 5:45 pm (grill from 4:30 – 5:30)
Dance: 6-9 pm

On Wednesday September 13 come out for Lyrical Dance and Brazilian Samba Performance Series 10 Weeks at 6:15 pm at Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW 2 Street, Suite B, Gainesville. 352-316-0682.

On Saturday September 16 come out for Intro to Nia: Fusion Fitness with Sarit from 10 to 11:30 am at Karuna Cottage Gainesville, Gainesville. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956.


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.

On Wednesdays come out for Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit from 12 to 1 pm at Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956.

On Wednesdays come out for International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne from 7 to 10 pm at Hawthorne Wellness Center, 6110 SE 205 Street, Hawthorne, 32640. Julieta, 352-281-0428.

On Thursdays come out for Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti from 7 to 8 pm at Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW 2 Street, Suite B, Gainesville. Karen Muratti.

Dancing with Andy

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

Dancing is for all levels. Novices contact me. The sessions format is some instruction with mostly dancing. You learn to dance without any pushing and pulling. You learn the safest, easiest, and most fun method of dancing with a partner. See

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

No dancing on Monday September 25 due to Yom Kippur
7:00 pm Beginning Israeli Circle Dancing
8:00 pm Beginning Israeli Partner Dancing

Tuesday September 5
6:30 pm Argentine Tango Instruction
7:30 - 9:30 pm Argentine Tango Practica

Tuesday September 12 Week 1 of 4
7:00 pm Beginning Swing
8:00 pm Beginning Argentine Tango
8:00 - 10:00 pm Argentine Tango Practica - concurrently with beginners
$70 for 4-week beginner series for new dancers
$10 per night for those with experience

Confirm for Thursday September 14 due to Rosh Hashanah
6:00 pm Argentine Tango by request
7:00 pm West Coast Swing
8:00 pm Dance Practice Mix requests

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

You can do what you think you can do and you cannot do what you think you cannot. ~ Ben Stein

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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