Shabbat Medley

 

DANCE TYPE:   Circle and line

DANCE STEPS:  Mayim,  hopping mayim, hopping box, run, tcherkessia, yemenite, four point, three point  & two point turns.

CHOREOGRAPHY:  Dance for Joy

 

This delightful cheerful medley by Jonathan Settel is very popular. It is quite difficult to dance as the medley includes a variety of songs, beats and paces. We have tried several different types of dance and have settled on the following:

 

 

 

Medley 1 - Shabbat Shalom

Facing Centre - RF hopping box, RF Tcherkessia, LF Tcherkessia

R hopping two point turn - feet together - repeat L

RF hopping box, RF Tcherkessia, LF Tcherkessia

 

Medley 2 - Am Yisrael

Facing CCW Run x 4 followed by Davids x 2 (arms moving in and out, clapping as they meet, with Davids)

 

Medley 3 - Od Avinu Chai

Hands on Hips - CCW Fast 3pt turn - hop on Chai repeat CW

Fast hops into the centre x 4 / hop out of the centre x 4

 

Medley 4 - Heveinu Shalom Aleichem

Mayim - one member to lead break out into a line dance - finishing with mayim in a circle or

Can stay in the circle with different mayims, hops, claps etc.

 

Medley 5 - Shalu Shalom Yerushalayim (Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem)

Tcherkessia x 3 (to the L,F,L) 4pt turn R

Repeat

CCW hopping mayim x 1 R, hopping 2pt turn R, yemenite hop

Repeat CW

 

Jonothan Settel's version finishes with two brackets of Medley 1

 

 

There are several versions of this song. We typically use the one on CD Kol Ba'Midbar (CCLI 261355)

 

 

We have only included a few choreographed worship dances on this website but will gradually add dances. If you'd like a particular worship  dance please send an email to danceforjoy@live.com.au with the song name and version. If we are familiar with it, or if we can access the beat, we will be happy to send you a possible choreography which you can adapt to your own worship.