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For over 30 years, our Israeli dance performing groups have represented the Jewish community at interfaith and multi-cultural events at venues including Trafalgar Square and the Royal Albert Hall as well as entertaining at Simcha's and celebrations held by the Jewish community.

Colourful and vibrant programmes reflect the different influences that make up the Israeli cultural mosaic: Chassidic and Shtetl, Oriental, Arab, Druze and Armenian, as well as reflecting modern Israeli themes.

We welcome talented dancers, male and female, young and not so young, to our groups.


ORANIM (ages 18-35)

What better way to display the spirit of modern Israel – its liveliness, its unique mix of culture and its longing for peace – than through Israeli dance.


ORANIM is the premiere Israeli dance performing troupe in the UK and offers a vibrant performance of colourful dance and music reflecting the different influences which make up the Israeli cultural mosaic – Chassidic dance from eastern Europe; oriental dances from the Yemen and minority Arab, Druze and Armenian cultures; dances of the Pioneers, and others reflecting modern Israeli themes, the beauty of the land and the joy of youth.

ORANIM, formed in London in January 1979 has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, the Roundhouse, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the House of Commons, Alexandra Palace, The Victoria and Albert museum, the World Travel Market, Community events organised by minority communities in London, the Mayor’s Big Dance Day in Trafalgar Square, Simcha in the Square, and the British Library as well as representing the UK at the Karmiel Dance Festival in Northern Israel.


It also undertakes many performances for the Jewish community and for weddings, Bar & Bat-mitzvah parties.


The troupe aims to engender in its audiences a love for Jewish and Israeli dance that knows no boundaries of politics, religion, race or culture.


ORANIM’s programme has been created by leading dance choreographers from Israel. It includes the following:

Pioneer Dance

Taste of Israel


Miryam Haneviya (Miriam the Prophetess) -Tambourine Dance

Fiddler on the Roof

Lach Yerushalayim (To you Jerusalem)

Tnuat Hanoar (Dances celebrating Youth)

Et Dodim Kala

Ahava Hayeshana ( Dance for Two)

Ve'imru Amen - Chassidic style simcha dance

ORANIM’s performances are often accompanied by community dancing to involve the whole audience or guests at a Simcha.


If you would like to join this group or book it for a performance:

Please call:  +44 (0) 7980 451912  or email:

Rehearsals are weekly on Monday evenings in Finchley from 8 to 10.30pm


ALONIM (age 35+)

Alonim is our dance performing troupe for the over 35’s. Their repertoire includes:

Hora Or (Hora of Light)

Shdemati (dance of the land)

Lo Lakachti Lalev (Gypsy dance)

Taverna (Greek dance)

Brachot Lehavdala (Shabbat dance)

Shuvi Harmonica




The group meets on Wednesdays in North Finchely from 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm

If you would like to join this group or book it for a performance:


Please call:  +44 (0) 7980 451912


Or email:


LAZUZ (ages 12-18/School years 7-13)

LAZUZ is a new performing dance company launched by IDI. It features a fusion of Israeli Street Dance with Modern Israeli Dance. IDI is happy to have partnered with the JumpUp dance company to produce an exciting alternative for young people.

Membership is open to all those at Secondary school. We will also consider some dancers from year 6 in Primary School


Lazuz will be meeting weekly during term time.

If you would like to join this group or book it for a performance:

Please call:  +44 (0) 7980 451912   or email:

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NEVATIM (ages 9-11/School years 5-6)


Nevatim Performing group provides both a grounding a basic Israeli dances andopportunity to develop performance skills. It is open to children aged between 9 and 11 years old who attend primary school years 5 and 6.

Their repertoire includes:

      Kan Noladetti

      Isra dance 

      Mischakim ( games)


       & Hora medley   



Members are expected to graduate to the Lazuz Youth performing group when they enter year 7.


If you are interested in your child joining  please contact IDI on +44 (0) 7980 451912 or email

Yamim Tovim

Harvest Dances

Sheperdess Dance

B'not Yam Tichon (Mediterannean girls )

Biladayich – Without You (my country)

Hora !

Tefila Bamidbar ( Prayer in the Desert)

Simchat Neurim - songs of Nahal

Modeh Ani

Chelek Mehazman


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