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Hopkele Productions provide expert Eastern European Jewish dance leading and fantastic live klezmer music from the most in-demand performers on the UK scene.




Hopkele is the familiar ceilidh/barn dance format (live music, dance leader, fun) with one essential difference the music and steps are old-style Jewish, rather than Celtic!

Ilana Cravitz and Guy Schalom put a 21st-century spin on traditional Eastern European Yiddish dances, including lively freylekhs, sinuous horas and upbeat bulgars. Also available for private events, this is barndancing Jewish-style, creating memorable occasions for all ages and abilities.

      Video clips of Hopkele in action

London's Trafalgar Square 2008

Patsh tants @ Cecil Sharp House

Sher @ Cecil Sharp House

Stepping out @ Cecil Sharp House



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