$10 – $15

February Yiddish Dance Groove @PFS

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Philadelphia Folksong Society

6156 Ridge Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19128

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with Steve Weintraub

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Be part of the ongoing cultivation of a lively Yiddish Dance scene!

Gain confidence and competence in a wide variety of dances to klezmer music as we learn and enjoy dances in groups, couples, squares, and solo in a cozy environment. Two or three dances will be taught each night, and the rest of the evening will be given over to enjoying dances led by top experts in the form. Dances will be set to live music by some the region’s best klezmer musicians with occasional surprise visiting artists.

All are welcome! Recommended for ages 12+.

7pm Doors | 7:30pm Dancing

PFS Members / Veterans / Students with valid ID: $10

Not-Yet-Members: $15

Getting there: PFS is located in the Roxborough neighborhood on Ridge Avenue.


There is ample parking around PFS! Metered street parking on Ridge Avenue is available directly in front of the venue, with free street parking available on most streets off of Ridge Avenue.

There are TWO FREE* Municipal Lots located within blocks:

Dupont Shopper’s Parking Lot at 514 Dupont Street

Leverington Shopper’s Parking Lot at 465 Leverington Street

Public Transportation

There are numerous transit options right outside the PFS doors!

SEPTA Route 9- North at Green Lane and Ridge Avenue
SEPTA Route 9- South at Ridge Avenue and Leverington Avenue
SEPTA Route 27- North at Ridge Avenue and Green Lane
SEPTA Route 27- South at Ridge Avenue and Lyceum Avenue
SEPTA Route 32- South at Ridge Avenue and Lyceum Avenue
SEPTA Route 35- North at Roxborough Avenue and Ridge Avenue
SEPTA Route 35- South at Ridge Avenue and Gates Street

About Steve Weintraub

Steve is a teacher, choreographer, and performer of Jewish dance, particularly Yiddish dance, the dance to klezmer music.

Born on Governor's Island, Bar Mitzvahed in the Bronx, and living now in Philadelphia, Steven Lee Weintraub received his dance training in Manhattan with Alvin Ailey and Erick Hawkins, among others. He is in international demand as a teacher of traditional Yiddish dance at festivals and workshops including Klezkamp, Klezkanada, and festivals in Krakow, Furth, Paris and London to name a few. Steven delights in introducing people to the figures, steps and stylings of the dances that belong to Klezmer music. He has often been called the “Pied Piper of Yiddish Dance”; his years of experience leading and researching Yiddish dance allow him to quickly weave dancers and music together in astonishing ways. Young and old, from all backgrounds, find it easy to share in the joy of Yiddish dancing.

Portrait of Steve Weintraub

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