Sunday, June 9, 2019

Just Dance!

On Isru Chag, I'll be tap dancing in two numbers for the Efrat Community Center end-of-the-year dance recital. Six-year-olds will twirl in their tutus. Teenagers will energize the audience with their hip hop. I'll be joining our tap troupe, Steps Ahead, as we dazzle on the dance floor with a dozen women from 16 to 65.
Most of us have been dancing together with incredible choreographer Judy Feinerman Kizer for 11 years now. My daughter Bati was the youngest then, 15 years old, and today the youngest is adorable Shira. We're a dancing family - every age, every background, every body type - and we're happiest when we're together. Of course, for Fayge at 65 and me at 63, it's not as easy as it used to be. Our shuffles are not as fast and our flaps sometimes don't sound so sharp.
But we love to tap, and as long as our dancing family will have us, we'll keep practicing and trying to keep up.
Dancing gives us joy. It surrounds us with the women we love. It's healthy too - good for the heart, the brain, the muscles, balance, etc.
So, I may not be so light or quick on my feet anymore, but you won't see anyone with a bigger smile or having more fun out there on the dance floor.


  1. This post is included in Shiloh Musings: Jewish Israeli Blog Roundup Sivan, 5779, June, 2019, along with some other interesting blog posts.

    I'm glad you're blogging. Meet the other bloggers.

    Shavua Tov

    Have a Great Week

  2. Just discovered this blog, thanks to Batya Medad's "Haveil Havalim" roundup of Jewish blogs. Sharon, you and your fellow dancers and actresses add so much light to our world! Thank you! Keep on tappin'... for long, healthy, happy years.


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