Nirkoda Im Ohad 2018

Back in the Bay, and Here to Stay!

Aaron Alpert teaching at Stockton Folk Dance Camp 2018

The last year has been quite a tumultuous ride for me. Lots of lows, followed but a bunch of highs, but all contributing to a general air of uncertainty. Things are finally settling down, and my life is assuming some level of predictability. What this means is that I've begun the hunt for a venue for a 2019 dance camp, reaching out to several local places. Other Israeli dance projects, such as an October 2018 workshop, are also cooking. Anyway, I just wanted to give you a hint of things to come, and hope you'll get excited about lots of great Nirkoda-ness coming your way!

Camp canceled. October party moved to the 28th.

Sadly, we were forced to cancel Camp Nirkoda Ba'Kerem 2017 due to the terrible wildfires in Northern California. However, because many were unable to change their plane flights, I decided to move the Oct. 21 party to Oct. they could join us. Yaron Malihi will be there! He's the fantastically talented choreographer of favorites like Bocha Be'seter, Hayom Haba, Derech Ha'shalom, and Orot Ve'ashan. Halloween theme, so wear a costume!

New Dates and T-shirts!

We have new dates through the end of 2017. Mark your calendars!

  • July 22, 2017
  • August 19, 2017—Oldies Party
  • September 16, 2017
  • October 21, 2017—5th Year Anniversary
  • November 18, 2017
  • December 16, 2017

Show off your Nirkoda! Israeli dance pride with one of our new t-shirts, only $5! Available at Nirkoda! Israeli dance parties while supplies last.

Registration open for Camp Nirkoda Ba'Kerem 2017

Don't miss the premiere Nirkoda Ba'Kerem—an Israeli Dance Camp and Wine Tasting Adventure! We have a great staff lined up (Yaron Malihi, Mitch Ginsburgh, DJ Shirley Smith) and a whole bunch of fun, including an on-site, curated wine tasting. Head on over to this page for all the details and registration info.

Special Guest Shirley Smith Coming to Nirkoda! 3/18/17

Shirley Smith ran the Thursday night session in Palo Alto for 9 years, and I'm happy to announce she'll be coming up for a reunion party at Nirkoda! on March 18, 2017. Join us for a great night featuring your favorite dances, new and old!

March 18, 2017
*All the details the same as the usual Nirkoda! parties*
8:30 PM - Midnight
$10 general, students free
Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto

Olympics Theme for Aug. 20, 2016, Party

It's been a while since we've had a theme at Nirkoda!, so this month, we're celebrating the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Wear something appropriate. For example...

  • A shirt with the Olympic rings
  • Something with a map of Brazil or Rio
  • The colors of one of the countries you're rooting for (e.g., USA or Israel)
  • A jersey or other uniform from your favorite sport (please, no speedos!)