A few months ago, I would have been hard pressed to know where ethnic and period dancing was in the Valley (although I probably could have contacted my High School friend, David “Shorty” Kamins). Now, these events are dancing into my consciousness. Yesterday, I noted the article in Westways on Regency and Period Dancing. Today, I was reading the Los Angeles Times, where I found an article on the resiliance of the Celtic Arts Center in Valley Village (actually, right near our synagogue). So I went out to the webpage for the Celtic Arts Center.
It turns out that:
- They have a regular Monday night Irish Céilí Dance at 8pm, followed by a Celtic Seisiún at 9pm.
- They have regular Irish theatre productions and Celtic music concerts
- They have almost monthly celebrations.
- They have a full schedule of classes, including classes in Morris dancing, step dancing, and Céilí Dance.
Looks like a place worth investigating (from my point of view, for the theatre program). Of course, knowing the way the dance stuff is popping out, next I’ll find some suitable Israeli dancing in the valley, and get back into learning it (and exercising).