Rokdim LA aims to inspire kids and adults in Los Angeles, California, to appreciate and become involved in Israeli dance. We strive to provide the Greater Los Angeles Area with endless opportunities to connect to the roots of Israeli culture and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle through weekly sessions, marathons, classes, and camps. We believe in preserving the authenticity of Israeli dance while encouraging creativity and progress in the field. We welcome anyone to our sessions, and to be a part of our growing community.
With his captivating charisma and extensive knowledge in Israeli dance, Sagi has been a teacher, session leader and a choreographer since he was a teenager. As a kid, Sagi was mentored by Misha’el Barzilay, one of the most appreciated personalities in the world of Israeli dance. He was only 9 years old when Misha’el asked him to teach a dance to a crowd of 250 dancers. Ever since then, Sagi perfected his teaching in every way he could. Years later, Sagi founded an organization in Israel dedicated to teaching kids dance in order to keep them away from violence. Today, living in Los Angeles, Sagi brings exceptional energy to L.A. sessions with the goal of making sure dancers do not forget the authenticity and value of Israeli dance.
Jeremy has been dancing for 20 years. He started teaching and programming with Yaron Ben Simhon at the largest sessions in Jerusalem in 2008. Jeremy is also a choreographer, having reached the finals at the Ashdodance choreography competition in Israel, and is currently a session leader at Orange County Israeli Dancing in Santa Ana, California.
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Rokdim LA is a program presented by MATI, a nonprofit organization with the mission of offering Israeli culture-related programs to the Los Angeles community. To learn more about MATI and their other functions go to www.maticenter.com.
Noya started dancing at a young age, from ballet to hip hop. At summer camp, she was introduced to Israeli dancing and learned more dances over the years. As her passion grew, she realized she could share her skills with new dancers. She taught Israeli dancing at Leo Baeck Temple and was an Israeli dance staff member at summer camps. She is currently the teacher for RokdimLA's kids class. Noya brings energy to every dance floor she's on.