Hora – Israeli National Dance

“Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp” (Psalm 149:3).

The Hora is considered the Israeli National Dance because it is easily danced by men, women and children.  A simple, but joyful dance, the Hora can be done anywhere, anytime from wedding celebrations, to festival days, to Sabbath, even at the Western Wall soldiers and priests dance together.

This traditional dance is done in a circle with a moderate to quick tempo with everyone holding hands.  It is only 6 counts.

Part I (Holding hands)

Left foot steps Left and Right foot kicks Left;

Right foot steps Right and Left foot kicks Right.

Left foot steps Left, Right Foot steps behind Left foot and

Left foot steps Left to begin the kicking sequence again.  Repeat.

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