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Children's Dances

Please read about these two kits for teaching Jewish dances to children. The first, Jewish Dances for Young Children, is primarily for young children ages three through seven. Jewish Dances for Children has dances more suited to children aged eight through twelve.

Jewish Dances for Young Children — When I was a preschool teacher I found that my students loved to dance. We began every week with a quiet dark Havdalah service and then jumped up to danced into the week with “A Good Week.”

I made up the Noah’s Ark dance to go along with our study of this story from the Torah. Sometimes it would go on and on which is why the tape has lots of repetitions. This way all of your students will get a turn to be an animal in the middle of the circle.

These dances are well suited to the interest and ability of children aged three through seven. They will have a lot of fun doing them and be exposed to a wide variety of Jewish music traditional and new. What a great way to learn with their bodies!!

Jewish Dances for Children — Your students will really enjoy these dances! To make them more fun, on many of the dances the music speeds up causing the dancers to dance faster. One of my favorites is choreographed to “Trees of the Wild” by Nancy Schimmel and includes a hand-clapping part that the children love.

These dances are well suited to the ability of children aged eight through twelve. Through these dances the children are exposed to a wide variety of Jewish music traditional and new. What a great way to learn with their bodies!! These dances are also fun to do with families, pairing a child up with his/her parent.

These are sample clips at a lower resolution than on the DVDs.

 Click to view "Eagles Wings" dance video clip
Eagle Wings
(WMV - 1.7Mb)
Click to view "Noah's Ark" dance video clip
Noah's Ark
(WMV - 1.8Mb)
Click to view "Sh'ma Yisreal" dance video clip
Sh'ma Yisrael
(WMV - 2.8Mb)
Click to view "Trees of the Wild" dance video clip
Trees of the Wild
(WMV - 1.5Mb)

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