Dance

Yiddish Dance is the folk dance tradition that developed in tandem with klezmer music.

While there are set circle, line and square dance forms, the heart of Yiddish dance is in individual improvisation, where people interact with each other and with the music through expressive styling. In the videos below, you'll see (1, 2, 3) leading Yiddish social dance with live music, (4) performing improvised couple dancing,  (5) a promenade going into social dancing, and (6, 7) newly choreographed performances, incorporating folk motifs.

Leading Yiddish Social Dancing

New York Klezmer Series at the Funky Joe's, NY, 2018

Leading Yiddish Social Dancing

New York Klezmer Series at the Funky Joe's, NY, 2018

Improvised Yiddish couple dancing 

Krakow Jewish Music Festival, Poland, 2015

Promenade and Yiddish social dancing

Yiddish Summer Weimar, Germany, 2016

Leading Yiddish Social Dancing

New York Klezmer Series at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, NY, 2015

Performing in a Yiddish Dance Flashmob

Yiddish Summer Weimar, Germany, 2014

Performing contemporary Yiddish Dance of Death

Klezkanada, Quebec, Canada, 2014

Leading the Israeli dance Kuma Echa at the Yiddish Summer Weimar Dance Ball, 2018