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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 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.
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.
Hasadna Dance Workshop introduces dancers to a different Israeli choreographer every week for an ongoing workshop. Past guests include Sharon Eyal, Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak, Luc Jacobs, Noa Zuk, and the Maria Kong company dancers. Hasadna sessions begin with a Gaga class and are followed by repertoire. Pre-registration is required.