Portland Israeli Folk Dance News

  Fall 2017                            Updated 11/10/17

SPECIAL this weekend!!!

Hi Israeli folk dancers,

This Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 & 12,  join in for International and Israeli dancing at the Polish Hall, and at Fulton Park!

Kyklos International Folk Dancers present: master teacher Loui Tucker at their 2017 Festival, for two workshops: all day Saturday and one on Sundaymorning, at the Polish Hall on North Interstate Avenue.  

For details on this exciting dance event please go to www.kyklosfolkdancers.org/festival2017     

Then Sunday night, Loui will be at Fulton Park for Israeli dancing! Please contact Donna for details - donna@donnacolestudio.com.

Loui Tucker lives in CA and has been dancing since early childhood. She is devoted to both International and Israeli folk dancing. She serves on the board of several dance-related organizations and manages several dance-related websites.  Loui also leads four weekly dance groups in the SF Bay Area. She is a master teacher who has been invited year after year to teach at Stockton Folkdance Camp, an elite international venue. 

Hope to see you for lots of dancing Sat. and Sun.!

On behalf of our friends at Kyklos,


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Hello Portland Israeli folk dancers and friends near and far! 

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Where to dance in the Portland metro area:
             Ongoing IFD sessions and classess in the Portland area      

Sunday nights at Fulton 8 to 9:00 p.m. beginning dances taught and review, and open dancing to 11:00 p.m. with Donna Cole. $6. Website:  portlandisraelidance.com 

Fulton Park Community Center, 68 Southwest Miles St., Portland, OR 97219

Info: Donna, 503-645-4160, SundaySession@portlandisraelidance.com

1st & 3rd and 5th Mondays of each month at Leedy Grange with Sue & Friends6:30 to 7:00 Beginner's class; 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. dancing & light instruction. With a focus on classic dances. $6/$10 couples. FREE for first timers. Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.
        Leedy Grange in Cedar Mill, 835 NW Satlzman Rd., Ptld., 97229 
        (see leedygrange.org for directions).
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Israeli Folk Dancing in Portland, OR 

Wednesday nights, Beginning Class with Allison Victor at the MJCC. Call MJCC to register. Drop-ins $15. Weds, Next class starts Oct. 18.
        Info: MJCC 503-244-0111, Allison, 503-314-1567, allisuev@gmail.com

Thursdays nights Cafe Shalom with Allison Victor. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. intermediate class, and 8 to 10 p.m. open dancing! Class $5. Open dancing $7.

        Location: 8936 SW 17th Ave, Portland 

        Info: Allison, 503-314-1567, allisuev@gmail.com
        Facebook: Cafe Shalom, Israeli Folkdancing in Portland, Oregon

Thursday nights, 8:30 to 10:45 p.m. couples dance session with Avi Tayar. Congregation Ahavath Achim. $5.
       Info and to be put on mailing list: ifd.pdx@gmail.com. Please contact before attending as session dates may vary.

Sue Wendel, editor and publisher, PIFD News

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  Fall 2017 Dance Announcements                                                

See you at Leedy Grange Mondays Nov. 6 & 20, Dec. 4 & 18! 

Beginner's Class 6:30 to 7:00. Open dancing and instruction 'til 9 pm. Email Sue pifdnews@gmail.com for questions. Open to all.

Hello dancers!

Join in 1st, 3rd & 5th Mondays, or Israeli folk dancing at Leedy Grange with Sue & Friends. The beginner's intro class is at 6:30 to about 7:00. 7 to 8 is easy dances, and 8 to 9 open dancing. 835 NW Saltzman Rd. Ptld. 97229.

Keep dancing in mind, body, & spirit!

Please visit  and "like" the Facebook page – “Israeli Folk Dancing in Portland, OR” and the website
PIFD News has  more info about Israeli dancing around town too. 

Dancing at Leedy focuses on classics created between mid-1950s to about 2000, with a sprinkling of modern dances. Taught by Sue and guest teachers.   $6/$10 couples at the door. FREE for first timers. This summer we had Family Hour for the first hour. Thank you for your smiling faces and happy feet. 
Leedy Dancers, if you would like a copy of our dance list which includes 
videos please email me at pifdnews@gmail.com. 


Beginner's class with Allison Wed. Next class starts Oct. 18. Drop-ins welcome.
Call the MJCC to register - 503-244-0111


Items of Interest

Nov. 11-12 - Announcing!! Kyklos International Folk Dancers present: 
2017 Fall Folk Dance Festival - Sat/Sun Nov. 11-12
featuring the renowned LOUI TUCKER 

See http://kyklosfolkdancers.org/festival2017/

Sat. night is a dance party with live music featuring Israeli and International dances!
Sunday nihgt Loui is scheduled to be at Fulton dancing with Donna!
Location:Polish Hall map3832 N. Interstate…

For more recaps see Past PIFD News page on this site.
See the most current announcements and photos on Facebook: Israeli Folk Dancing in Portland, OR.

      Folk Dancer News & Mitzvahs Note:  this section will end in 2017. Thank you for all the announcements over the years.        

Israeli Folk Dancers: Are you or someone you know doing great things 
related to or outside of dancing? Send info to pifdnews@gmail.com. 
We are happy to post and promote it! Please visit the Community Page on this site too.

Rachel Stern offers Torah Yoga for kids first Saturday of each month at Shaari Torah, 10 to noon.
See Community Page this site for details.

The Cafe Shalom Dancers have been visiting and entertaining residents at Robison Health Center for over 20 years. They have danced every other month, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. 

Fall 2017 - We are still looking for a Cafe Shalom Dancers' coordinator. The coordinator confirms dates (we dance every other month) with Jennifer at Robison, works with Duane to confirm dances, outreaches to dancers, and coordinates with Sue for publicity. Please help us continue this mitzvah tradition of over 20 years! Contact Debbi if interested. debbirm@aol.com


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Together in dance!

Sue Wendel, Administrator/Editor/Publisher


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For a rich history of Israeli folk dancing in Portland please see our History of Portland IFD page on this site.