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Jewish Dances for Children (Grades 3-7)

Jewish Dances for Children (Grades 3-7)

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 contemporary. For
example there is music by Rabbi David Shneyer & Rabbi Jack Gabriel. Rabbi Burt Jacobson wrote an English version of Shalom Aleichem, which is one of many songs on the CD sung by a children's choir. There are also some old favorites like Heveinu Shalom Aleichem & Bim Bom.

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.

The DVD of Dances also comes with a CD of the accompanying songs and a dance manual.

Buy Jewish Dances for Children (Grades 3-7)

1) Sim Shalom
2) Oh Chanukah
3) Hodu Lashem
4) Heveinu Shalom Aleichem
5) Like A Tree
6) S’vivon, Sov, Sov, Sov
7) Kaddosh
8) Sh’ma Yisrael
9) Torah, Torah, Torah
10) Kol Hanshama
11) A Good Week
12) Trees of the Wild
13) Eagle Wings
14) Shalom Aleikhem
15) Bim Bom

Sample Dance Instructions - Torah, Torah, Torah

Torah, torah torah.......Moshex2
mayim left, mayim right

Torah, torah, torah torah x2
partners face each other and go under arms. (This works best if partners are close to the same height) & swing 2x

partners circle around


Sample Video clip at lower resolution.

Trees of the Wild
(WMV - 1.5Mb)