Tel Aviv's Vibrant Dance Scene: Workshops and Classes

Photo of Ana Harmon
30 October 2016

For such a geographically small country, Israel boasts more than 10 full-time dance companies showcasing various styles. The Culture Trip offers a list of recommended dance studios. Check out an upcoming class, or move through a workshop and unleash your inner dancer!

The Israeli Ballet gracefully pirouettes alongside Batsheva Dance Company’s thrilling contemporary explorations. The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company enlivens the Northern Galilee, while Kamea Dance Company dwells in the Negev. In addition to full-time dance companies, Israel supports dozens of independent choreographers, including recent TEDx speaker Renana Raz and rising star Sharon Eyal. Choreographers are constantly whipping up innovative works here in Tel Aviv, and international dance companies also frequent the city —The Israeli Opera House will host L.A. based Lula Washington Dance Theater this Spring.

Studio Naim

Studio Naim in Florentin offers dozens of dance and fitness classes at their Salame location alongside yoga, Pilates and TRX classes at their additional three locations. Dance class styles include contemporary, Jazz, belly dancing, lyrical, hip-hop, cabaret, ballet, and more. Classes are also held on Saturdays.

Courtesy of Naim Studios

Bikurei Haitim

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ביכורי העתים, Heftman Street
ביכורי העתים, Heftman Street | Courtesy of Gal Fefferman
Bikurei Haitim Dance Center in central Tel Aviv offers daily ballet and yoga classes. Peek around the center after class — you may see up & coming choreographers rehearsing alongside impressive dance students of the Maslool Professional Dance Program.

Gaga

Ohad Naharin, the Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company, created Gaga, an unusual and now internationally recognized dance language. Teachers guide movers through specific improvisational tasks, encouraging spontaneity and freedom. Classes are held daily at Suzanne Delal and other studios across the country. No prior experience is necessary.

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Courtesy of Gadi Dagon

Courtesy of Gadi Dagon