Enjoy Dancing with Revital Golan

Biography


 

 

I was born on August 1st, 1976 and grew up in the city of Petah-Tikva in Israel.

I began my Israeli folkdance addiction already when I was 16 and a half years old, after learning ballet and jazz in my childhood.

At the age of 24, I joined two professional dance groups, of the choreographers Gavry Levi and Shlomo Maman.

I wanted to deepen my knowledge and understanding of dance, which led me to attend the "Ulpan" for Israeli Folk Dance Teachers at the Sports Center of Tel-Aviv University, managed by Liora Slutzky and Gadi Bitton. I graduated from the Ulpan with excellence in 2003.

 

Apart from dancing I am a computer engineer by profession, with a B.A. in computer science.
 

After my academic studies I worked at a start-up company, and since 2000 I’ve been working at a very big high-tech company.

 

At March 2005 I opened my first class, an Israeli folkdance class for women and young girls only, at Givat Shmuel. After half a year I opened another class for women and young girls only at Petah-Tikva.

Since my Ulpan graduation, I participate in big dancing classes at different events, such as Independence Day and the Karmiel Dance Festival.

 

I integrate the two fields of computers and Israeli folkdance by managing the forum for Israeli folkdance at the internet Tapuz portal, in cooperation with Yaron Meishar.

It’s the leading online dance forum in Israel with hundreds of participants, a lot of dancers and teachers from Israel and around the world. You are welcome to join.

 

Moreover, I have written some articles about Israeli song culture and dance in Sabres and Rokdim magazines.