The UK Israeli Dance Institute (IDI) aims to encourage as many people as possible to join the circle of Israeli dance enthusiasts around the world and engage with Israel through culture and shared heritage.
Features and benefits of IDI Youth
We have developed a youth dance programme for Israel 70 which is aimed at people in youth movements from 11 to 18 years of age. Some of the material can also be used for children and adults. It is based on the idea that you do not have to be an expert dance teacher to learn and share the dances. The music and video are provided free of charge because IDI is a non-profit organisation. We also provide dance notation for all the dances in our youth programme, and the sheet music and song words with guitar chords so you can download and use them in your Shironim. In due course we will add other relevant dances which will broaden your repertoire.
There is a video training film for each dance. You can learn how to breakdown the teaching into sections. We go through the moves and then demonstrate to music.
You can download MP3 files for the music of all the dances. We ask that you only use the music for youth work and do not at any time try to pass the music for sale.
You can compare the video with the written notation which is useful as a memory jogger when you have to teach.
In order to access the materials you need to sign up. We need to know who is using the material and where they are based in order to provide follow-up training opportunities. We are asking for a one off payment of £18 to access the material.
If you belong to a youth movement or student organisation supported by UJIA in the UK , or are part of UJIA JAMS, you do not have to pay at all but you still need to register.
If you have problems using the site please contact us immediately and we will try to resolve your problems as soon as possible.
Learn to teach
It is possible to learn the dances on-line BUT if you want help just contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (+44 20 8209 3155) and we will try to arrange some support for you. We run regular training courses.
We will email you when we upload new materials of any kind.
We have other resource materials including a number of DVDs (and CDs and books) showing dances which may be useful for your activity.
Become a pro
If you want to enhance your teaching skills you should consider attending our summer training course, Machol Europa. Details are on the main site but you can call for details including the 2 day course in London .which runs on the Thursday and Friday before the main course. We train teachers from around the world: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Cuba, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Turkey and other countries including the UK. If you want to see how much fun there is in learning visit the Machol Europa page on this website and watch the video.
IDI has been able to provide this youth programme through the generosity of the Children’s Aid Committee and UJIA