Take a look here for the newest batch of Nirkoda! dates. Note that September's party moved a week later to the 26th (I'm going to a wedding the week before). Still working on December and January dates, but those should be finalized soon. Of course, don't forget that next month (June 13, 2015) we have Sagi Azran visiting!
I'm very excited to announce that SAGI AZRAN will be joining us as a special guest teacher on June 13, 2015. Sagi is originally from Israel but now lives in Los Angeles. He runs two weekly sessions, and this year started the fantastically successful MachoLA dance camp. He's also the the choreographer of two dances that we have quickly embraced as favorites — At K'mo Ha'ruach and Hi Lo At.
I'm adding June 13, 2015, to the list of Nirkoda! dates for next year.
Here is the first batch of dates for 2015! I'm working with Etz Chayim to add one more in June, but that's TBD.
- January 10
- February 21
- March 21
- April 18
- May 16
- August 15
- September 19
My ankle is healing steadily, but I'm still not ready to lead a session on Oct. 25. So, I'm going to cancel that party. However, I will definitely be ready for Nov. 15!
For the Labor Day weekend, I was at G'vanim (the dance camp in Pennsylvania) having a wonderful time... until I sprained my ankle! I went to the doctor, who told me that fortunately, I didn't fracture anything, but I did injure the deltoid ligament, which is a fairly serious sprain. I hate to do it, but given the circumstances, I'm canceling the Sept. 20 Nirkoda party. I hope to resume the published schedule with the Oct. 25 party, but I'll have to see what the orthopedist says. I'll keep you informed.
Here are the themes for the rest of the 2014 parties...
- June 21: Beach Party theme
- July 12: Pirate theme
- August 16: Nerd and Geek theme (for back-to-school)
- September 20: Rosh Ha'shannah
- October 25: Halloween theme
- November 15: Superhero theme
- December 13: Hanukkah theme
Here are the dates for the rest of 2014...
- June 21
- July 12
- August 16
- Very tentative: September 20
- October 25
- November 15
- December 13
I hope you'll excuse a bit of self-indulgence on my part. A few of you know that over the past 7 months or so, I've been applying to various graduate schools, and some of those schools were not in other locations (L.A., Boston). There was a distinct possibility I would have to move and give up Nirkoda! Well, last Thursday, I accepted admission at Stanford, which means that I'll be staying in the Bay Area, and I plan to continue Nirkoda! on Saturday without any changes. I'll be setting up the rest of the 2014 dates and announcing them here, on Facebook, and via email. So, yalla!
First of all, a very healthy and happy New Year to everyone! Best wishes for a year filled with joy and, of course, lots of dancing!
Quick reminder that the next Nirkoda! session is in just two weeks, on Sept. 21! It's sukkot themed. After that, the Halloween themed party is on Oct. 19.