Israeli dance

The first generation of Israeli folk dances that evolved during the creation and building of Israel is called Rikuday Dor Rishon. Local woman Liora Claff is running weekly classes in rikuday circle dances from Europe and the Middle East at Lismore and Byron Bay.

The evenings will introduce people to folk dances at the beginners level, from where they can quickly move to more complex dances. Younger people can maintain their fitness and older people can rediscover it. (If indeed they have ever lost it.)

The dances cater for all levels of movement from the easy, elegant steps of the slower-paced dances to the exuberant leaps of European horas and the dashing debkas of the Middle East.

The classes are on Thursdays in Lismore at the Red Dove Uniting Church on the corner of Keen and Woodlark streets from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

And in Byron theyre on Mondays at the Byron Community Centre in the upstairs studio from 6-8pm.

Cost is $15/12 or $5 for students.

For more info phone Liora on 6624 4216.

NOTE: As a special treat, your first evening is free if you mention that you heard about these classes through The Echo.

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