Sure, Hanukkah might be over by Dec 22nd, but it takes a good long while to burn off all those latkes and jelly doughnuts. Creative Alliance and Charm City Klezmer are here to put you through the aerobic paces with our annual Holiday Klezmer dance party. Learn and participate in traditional Yiddish dances while Baltimore’s best klezmer band keeps you moving!
Husband-and-wife team of Judith Geller and Michael Raitzyk, along with their astonishingly musical children, have warmly hosted this event for 20 years, performing not-so-traditional klezmer music with roots in Jewish Eastern European culture.
Charm City Klezmer will be joined this year by Steve Weintraub, who will be teaching Yiddish dance.
Steve is a teacher, choreographer, and performer of Jewish dance, particularly Yiddish dance, the dance to klezmer music.
Born on Governor's Island, Bar Mitzvahed in the Bronx, and living now in Philadelphia, Steven Lee Weintraub received his dance training in Manhattan with Alvin Ailey and Erick Hawkins, among others. He is in international demand as a teacher of traditional Yiddish dance at festivals and workshops including Klezkamp, Klezkanada, and festivals in Krakow, Furth, Paris and London to name a few. Steven delights in introducing people to the figures, steps and stylings of the dances that belong to Klezmer music. He has often been called the “Pied Piper of Yiddish Dance”; his years of experience leading and researching Yiddish dance allow him to quickly weave dancers and music together in astonishing ways. Young and old, from all backgrounds, find it easy to share in the joy of Yiddish dancing.
SAT DEC 22 | 8PM | $18, $15 MEMBERS (+$3 At the door)