Dance Olam

Israeli dance central for the great state of Texas

Weekly sessions


Leaders Melinda Torrence
Teresa Pomerantz
Day and time Tuesday evenings, 7:00–9:30
7:00 Beginners/classics/warm-up
7:45 Review and/or teaching
8:30 Requests
Location Aerobics room
The Jewish Community Association of Austin
7300 Hart Lane
Austin, Texas 78731
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JCC members $4.
General public $6.
Contact Melinda Torrence
Teresa Pomerantz


Teachers and
Linda Kahalnik
Bennett Robinson
Day and time Wednesday evenings, 7:30–10:30
7:30 Beginners'/warm-up session
8:30 Requests
Location Multipurpose room
Congregation Beth Torah
720 Lookout Drive
Richardson, Texas 75080
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Price $5.
Contact Linda Kahalnik, 214.794.9123


Leader Dee Jacobson
Coordinator Shira Moses
Day and time Thursday evenings, 7:30
7:30 Beginners'/refresher session
8:15 Intermediate/advanced session
Location The Jewish Community Center of Houston
5601 South Braeswood Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77096
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JCC members $4.
General public $6.
Contacts Shira Moses
Maxine Silberstein, 713.729.3200

San Antonio

Leader Becky Schenker
Day and time Monday evenings, 7:00–9:00
Location The Golden Dance Studio
The Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio
Lower level
12500 Northwest Military Highway
San Antonio, Texas 78232
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JCC members $4.
General public $5.
Contact Becky Schenker

Special events

Tirkedu Houston

A weekend workshop sponsored by the South Braeswood JCC in Houston, most recently held from Friday, January 15 to Sunday, January 17, 2010. Last year's workshop, featuring Israeli markid Ofer Alfassy, was awesome, and we look forward to a great workshop this year!

Kochavim Israeli Dance Camp

An annual 3½-day dance camp in the Texas hill country, featuring fabulous teachers who bring a variety of new dances as well as classics. Kochavim 2010 was held from April 22 to 25, 2010, and Kochavim 2011 is scheduled for March 31 to April 1, 2011. Mark your calendars!


A weekend workshop sponsored by the Dallas JCC. RikuDallas 2011 will be held this fall.

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