Gadi is a prolific and sought after choreographer as well as a dance leader, producer of large events like his Camp “Bitnua” in Eilat. One of the largest dance camp in the world
Gadi is devoted to bringing his love of Israeli Folk Dance to the world. He inspires the younger generation by creating new, modern dances while sharing his respect for tradition.
He is the choreographer of many popular dances (350+) to name a few: Im Tirtzi, Heye Chazak, Elem V’eAlma, Afilu Shesrefot, Einav, and counting….
Yaron is a young, talented choreographer whose star is rising fast. He is charismatic with tremendous energy. He is a dance leader and shares his dance passion with adults, children and teens.
Yaron is a second generation Israeli folk dance artist. His father, Moti Elfasy (z”l), was one of the most important influences in the development of folk dancing in Israel.
Yaron’s best known partner dance: Mor V’eKinamon. His latest hits: Einayim Mul Einayom. Eich Efashar Shelo. Hashir Shel Miriam.
The Labor Day Israeli Folk Dance Mini-Camp is packed with as much dancing as any 4-day camp! Each of our guest choreographers teach 5-6 dances during 8 full hours of sessions. Both days feature all-night dance parties showcasing the newest, hottest dances alongside oldies but goodies, partner dances (with the “dance card” that everyone loves!), line dances and special entertainment!
Saturday, September 2nd
12:30 P.M. | Registration
1:00-5:00 P.M. | Session I
7:30 P.M. | Dinner catered by the popular LA Hummus Bar & Grill!
9:00 P.M.-3:00 A.M. | Open Dance Party
Sunday, September 3rd
12:30-4:30 P.M. | Session II
4:30-9:00 P.M. | Break (dinner on your own – for your convenience, there are many restaurants within a 2-minute walk from hotel and dance studio: Sizzler (Basilico Cuisine), Bud’s, Louisiana Cafe, SaiGon (Vietnamese cuisine), Papa John’s (pizza), Obi’s (sushi))
9:00 P.M.-3:00 A.M. | Open Dance Party
A group rate has been arranged for all of our dancers at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn in San Diego, just 5 minutes from the Labor Day Mini-Camp dance studio at Champion Ballroom Academy.
- All rooms newly renovated
- 1-4 people share a room
- Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee
- Pool, Jacuzzi, Gym
Address: 3805 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Book the group rate now!
Catering by Hummus Bar & Grill!
Due to last year’s success, we are bringing them back all the way from LA to San Diego!
NEW LOCATION – BEAUTIFUL DANCE STUDIO!
Champion Ballroom Academy
4225 Ruffin Rd., Ste #200
San Diego, CA 92123
- Beautiful and glamorous dance studio
- Large dance floor
- Surround sound
- Air conditioning
- Plenty of private parking
Early bird registration until August
1st 28th – $35 discount!
*Since many people received the brochure by postal mail after the original early bird deadline, we have extended early bird registration until August 28th.
ISRAELI FOLK DANCE MINI-CAMP
Yoni Carr (Caricato) began her dance career with the classic Israeli dance troupes Inbal and Karmon, becoming a soloist and touring the world. She performed as a soloist in the Israeli Musical “Jambo,” produced by Avraham Deshea z”l (known as Pashanel). An instructor of Israeli folk dance for over 30 years, Yoni has also directed Camp Yona (1994-2011), Finjan Hilula (3 years), and, since 2000, the Labor Day Mini-Dance Camp.
Yoni is not only an Israeli dance performer and instructor – she has also choreographed several popular dances, including:
- Tni Li Yad (P) (1995)
- Kineret Sheli (P) 1996
- Pitchi Lo Et Libech (P) 2004 (won 10 place at Gadi Bitton dance contest in Israel in 2005)
- Tipot Hageshem (P) 2002
- Dikar Al Machiba (C) 1996
- Prachim (C) 2001
- Banu Lasot Samech (C) 1998
A born dancer, Yoni has also performed on Broadway, and was a principal dancer in musicals like “My Fair Lady,” “The King and I” as Eva, and “Hello Dolly.” She also taught ballroom dancing and was a counselor at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio for 13 years.
Yoni currently teaches Israeli folk dancing weekly in San Diego on Monday nights (beginners class starts at 7:00, intermediate & advanced at 7:45 P.M., open dancing until 11:30 P.M.) at the Infinity Sport Dance Center located at 4428 Convoy Street,
San Diego, CA 92111. Admission is $11 ($5 for students with ID required) – refreshments included.
Yoni is also available for special events and private lessons.
To reach Yoni, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, call her at (619) 227-0110. You can also find her on Facebook.