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Klezmer Dance Ball with Shpilkis and our faculty band 

April 1, Doors at 7:30 pm, event at 8pm @ Rainier Arts Center

An evening of traditional Yiddish (and Yiddish adjacent) dancing led by Sasha Lurje and Michael Alpert with music by Shpilkis, plus a couple short sets of listening music throughout the night.


Event is open to all with a suggested donation for those who don't purchase a festival pass of $10- $20. 


Registration isn't necessary, but it's best if you do submit a registration form so we know how many people to expect.


For the first time this year we’re gonna have a whole evening devoted to dance! Join us for a Yiddishe Tants ball at the Rainier Arts Center with music provided by local favorites Shpilkis, and a special dance set by Michael Alpert, Stu Brotman and Craig Judelman.


Sasha Lurje and Michael Alpert will lead the dancing and we’ll also have a couple special short sets of music for listening while we all catch our breath. There will be a workshop during the day where we’ll dive deeper into the various traditional Ashkenazi dances, but don’t worry if you can’t make that, we’ll be showing the dances as we go so no experience necessary!


FFP2 or similar masks are required, so please be respectful of the community and keep masks on when indoors, and we ask that everyone is vaccinated or recently recovered and please test before the event so we can create as safe a space as possible for everyone.

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