DANCE IS­RAEL-STYLE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Dance -

ANY­ONE who has found them­selves danc­ing to the fa­mous song If I Were a Rich Man from Fid­dler on the Roof, may want to check out the be­gin­ner’s class held by Is­raeli dance group Hora Shalom.

The group is cel­e­brat­ing its 20th an­niver­sary and the cen­tral fo­cus will be a work­shop in South Perth in April.

Hora Shalom, which means ‘peace dance’ in He­brew, started in Fre­man­tle with a hand­ful of Is­raeli dance en­thu­si­asts and has grown into a large group of keen dancers and friends who at­tend a range of classes and take part in per­for­mances and other events.

Hora Shalom’s pub­lic­ity of­fi­cer Jenny Shah said the classes and ac­tiv­i­ties were a good way of keep­ing fit.

“Is­raeli dance is a fun, en­joy­able way to ex­er­cise as well as be­ing a great so­cial ac­tiv­ity. The classes are fun and held in a low-pres­sure and friendly en­vi­ron­ment and ev­ery­one is wel­come,” she said.

To cel­e­brate 20 years of Is­raeli dance, the group con­vinced well-known chore­og­ra­pher Oren Ashke­nazi to visit Australia for the first time and teach the group a new dance.

The begin­ners’ class is be­ing held on the Sun­day.

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