Machol Merkaz - for the second year, an Israeli Dance Camp based in the Midwest, the virtual center of the United States. Expect participants from all over the country and around the world. You’ll be hard pressed to find a nicer group of Israeli dancers!
The Atmosphere - Our Israeli guests, Eran Bitton and Dror Davidi, (see Staff section) are outstanding young representatives of what is best about Israeli dancing. They have a genuine interest in creating a great experience for all of the Machol Merkaz participants – one that enhances our connection to Israel and each other through the joy of Israeli dancing.
The program - we start Thursday night, September 14, 2017 at 7:30 with a “meet and greet” schmooze followed by our opening dance session at 8:30. Throughout the weekend we’ll mix teaching with dance sessions, all under the leadership of Eran and Dror. On both Friday and Saturday, we will have morning and afternoon teaching sessions, as well as review and evening marathons. Friday night will include Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat dinner. Saturday night will include Havdala and our culminating banquet (theme to be announced soon). Sunday morning will feature a review of the weekend’s dances after breakfast.
Expect surprises and general craziness throughout the weekend.
Early Bird Discount – register early to save some money! Register and pay in full by August 1st to receive a discount. Early registration concludes August 1, 2017. Final registration must be received by September 1st to guarantee you a space.
See the Register section for pricing and the application.
Pre-Camp Party – get an early start on the fun and join us for a dance session on Wednesday, September 13 with our guests from Israel at Chicago Israeli Dancing. We will be at Temple Juda Mitzvah, 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie IL. Enjoy seeing the sights in Chicago on Thursday and then head on up to Rockford for the official start of Machol Merkaz Thursday night.
Music/Video – bring your flash drive to camp. We plan to make the music and videos from the weekend available to you for a modest fee.
YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE, VIA THIS WEBSITE. NO WALK-INS!