Israelisches Tanzhaus e.V.
correspondence address:
Kürnbergstr. 30 a, D-81369 München / Germany
phone: 0049-89-7241445, fax: 0049-89-74299900

forthcoming workshops

54th workshop: February 3 - 4, 2024

Ilai Szpiezak

photograph Ilai

Ilai Szpiezak was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1990. The family emigrated to Israel in 1992, but returned to Argentina only three years later. Since the age of 17 he has been teaching and working as an instructor and choreographer, albeit after completing the Israeli folk dance teaching course in Buenos Aires and receiving a diploma with honours. At the age of 20 the former ballet dancer moved to London receiving the position as a dance development manager and artistic director for an Israeli dance institute.

In 2014 Szpeizak graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a Master Degree in Creative Producing. He is currently based in London where he runs his entertainment production company: Upstage Creative Ltd.

Ilai's expertise is to produce, create and perform extensively both in the United Kingdom and abroad - everything from musicals to immersive circus experiences, from international dance festivals to charity concerts. This includes performances at the Royal Albert Hall, the Greenwich Theatre, and the Waterloo Vaults in London. He remains in demand internationally as a dance choreographer who worked so far in more than fifteen countries in Europe and North America teaching Rikudei-Am (Israeli folk dance) and creating new dances for workshops and festivals for both Israel and the Diaspora. He also runs a weekly Israeli Dance class and performing troupe in London.

He is one of the choreographers and markidim (dance instructors) from the new generation of Rikudei Am (Israeli folk dancing) and choreographed so far more than seventy dances such as Le Le (2014), Am Israel Chai and Nigun Alma (both 2016). Be-Reshith (first place in the "Mitz'ad" at the Karmiel Festival 2019, together with Sharon Elkaslassy), Bo lo Nevather, and Lo Mevather al ha-Khalom (all 2018), as well as Medabrim be-Sheqet (second place in the competition of new dances in Karmiel Festival 2019).

His high energy and precise teaching will keep you on the dance floor through the whole event! On our 54th workshop he will teach some of his own dances as well as several creations of hi colleagues. The lessons are (as always) in easily understandable English.

For a complete list of all dances by Ilai Szpiezak please click here, of course with thanks to the operator Jewish Australia.

An alternate list can bee viewed at the ROKDIM website.

There is the possibility to see some of the dances mentioned (and many more) on the Internet at this link. Please note that in order to see the entire videoclip, you firstly need to register on this page as a user.

The instructions will be - as always and already mentioned above - in simple English.

venue: sports gym
Hochstr. 31, 81669 München
(public transport 'MVV': trams 15, 25 Regerplatz; all S-Bahns: Rosenheimer Platz)
time schedule: Saturday: 12:00 h (from ca. 18:30 h on so-called free dancing until approx. 23 h)
Sunday: 10:00 h (from ca. 13:30 h on so-called free dancing until approx. 17 h)


early registration concessions
(students, pensionists)
early reg.
late registration
Ilai Szpiezak until Jan. 15, 2024
€ 95
until Jan. 15, 2024
€ 75
from Jan. 16, 2024

Bank transfer to:

Israelisches Tanzhaus
Postbank München
IBAN DE94 7001 0080 0538 6198 09

Cheques made payable to: Israelisches Tanzhaus.

Payments in € / Euros only. Foreign participants living in EUR-countries (plus Switzerland) must pay by bank transfer in order to receive the early bird credits.

All banking fees have to be paid by the commissioner, i.e. the participant.

You may forward us a list of dances you would like to do during our free dancing session.

Participation with dance or sports shoes only (definitely no regular shoes allowed).
Barefoot possible.

The organizer is not responsible for any loss or damages which might occur during the event.

last update: November 28, 2023