Israelisches Tanzhaus e.V.
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22nd Machaneh Aviv
Machol Germania

Pentecoast / Shavu'oth 2017 (June 2nd - 6th)

About ½ hour's drive south of the German city of Nuremberg lies Pappenheim, a small town with city privileges hundreds of years old. This is not only a place as we do know it from a proverb created by the German poet Friedrich Schiller - today you may view its ancient castle, the old Jewish cemetry, or you simply take part in our traditional kayak trip on the Altmühl river. Of course, Pappenheim also has a guest house with a convenient gymnasium - this is the site where normally our

Machaneh Aviv

takes place, sometimes also called Machol Germania.

This year we invited for the second time

Dror Davidi

photograph Dror Davidi He already visited us in Pappenheim the previous year. Upon popular request we simply had no other choice than asking him to show up again at our cozy dance camp.

No wonder, that Davidi came in touch with Israeli folk dancing already at a young age: After all he was born in the city of Karmiel, which started to organize an annual 3-day dance festival over 25 years ago. At the age of 10 he already was allowed to join a performing dance troupe under the leadership of Dado Kraus. After the obligatory army service he started to return to Israeli folk dancing at several of Yaron Carmel's popular dance sessions.

Dror, 34, is married and has two children. Meanwhile he established two weekly dance sessions of his on, one of them Wednesdays at Kibbutz Gan Shmuel in the centre of the country. Dancewise he is not only active in several school projects, but teaches also jazz dance and salsa. After having taught already in the U.S.A. and Belgium, this will be his first visit to Germany.

So far Dror Davidi did not choreograph any dances on his own, which we seriously do not consider as a disadvantage when looking at some of his colleagues. Thus he will teach well received new and also some older dances.

The instructions will be - as always - in simple English.

photograph Matti Goldschmidt Matti Goldschmidt will lead the afternoon sessions for dancers who would not call themselves "advanced". This could include the re-teaching of dances learnt during the morning sessions or simply dances upon request.

For a complete list of Matti Goldschmidt's own choreographies, among them Yam Adonai, the couple dance Or ha-Ganuz (both 2004), or Shakharuth (2005), please click here (courtesy of Jewish Australia).

In the evenings the complete new camp material will be done again - including quick reviews upon requests, followed by free dancing until long after midnight.

For prices and payment details please check the German version of this page, scrolling down a bit. Please bear in mind that the prices stated are all-inclusive prices, that is single or double occupancy (with toilet/shower either coming with the room or on the same floor), 4 meals a day, and dancing.

These are the dance instructors of our previous camps:
  • Dror Davidi (2016)
  • Ofer Alfasi (2015)
  • Sagi Azran (2014)
  • El'ad Shtammer (2013)
  • Ohad Atia (2012)
  • Eithan Mizrachi (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Ilan Benedict (2010)
  • Yaron Meishar (2006)
  • Shim'on Mordechai (2005)
  • Yig'al Triki (2004)
  • Levi Bar-Gil (2003)
  • Eyal Ozeri (2000, 2001, 2008)
  • Boaz Cohen (1999)
  • Marco Ben-Shim’on (1998, 2002, 2007)
  • Moshe Telem (1996)
  • Yankele Levi (1995)

Click here for a complete list of all the dances taught at the previous camps.

  • Please let us know in time if you are a vegetarian.
  • For registration we do need the following personal data in writing (per e-mail: info[at]
    • full name (first name, surname)
    • birth date
    • exact postal address
    • phone no. (fax no.)
    • e-mail

  • Subject to modifications!

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

  • For prices and the prospective schedule:

    last update: June 5th, 2016