So I was just checking comments over on Shira’s post about Israeli folk dancing and was doing some research on probably my most favorite of Israeli folk dances – Jama’a BaMidbar. It all got me very nostalgic because I haven’t been able to attend our weekly local (and baruch HaShem we HAVE it!) Israeli folk dance class since I was pregnant with Oldest Son, who just turned six.
That means it’s been close to seven years (!) since I was a regular participant.
I dug out my tape of my favorite dance songs and listened to it, trying with only limited success to remember all the dance steps. As much as I absolutely LOVE Jama’a, I can only remember a few of the steps, which is not good because the dance has some twelve different parts plus a recurring “chorus.”
And I am so sadly out of shape that by the end of the tape, I was wheezing. Of course, I do have a head/chest cold, so maybe this wasn’t the most intelligent choice I could have made.
I do think I’m overdue for a return to dance class. We’ll see if I can work it out.
But I thought I’d share with you the favorite songs I have on this custom tape:
- Zodiak (Zodiac)
- Jama’a BaMidbar
- Od Yavo (Shalom Aleinu) / Od Yavo’u
- Kol Ma Shekadam
- Neshikat Turkit
- Tzadik Katamar
- Zemer Atik
If I can just remember the steps to them all…