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The Rhapsody Project Presents:

Yiddish Dance Music: Bulgar and Freylekhs

A four-part, weekly class with Jimmy Austin and Tate Linden


This 90 min, 4-session class will take us on a deep, hands-on dive into two related categories of klezmer tunes: Freylekhs and Bulgar. We’ll learn a tune each week and examine what exactly makes them fall into either or both categories. We’ll follow the tunes back through their long histories, letting them tell their stories of immigration, while we think about our own histories of cultural change and movement. Along the way, we’ll learn the basics of each corresponding Yiddish dance while exploring how to use accompaniment techniques and melodic style to lift up the dancers’ feet.

Who is this class for?

This class is for both youth and adults. We recommend you know how to play at least a few major and minor scales on your instrument. Yiddish music can be played with any instrument, and more types of instruments are traditional in this music than you might expect. Players of all pitched instruments are welcome to attend.

Location: Puget Sound Community School

(660 S Dearborn St, International District, Seattle)

Dates: Mondays, Jan 30th to Feb 20th

Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Payment: $50-100 sliding scale

Contact with any questions


To register, please fill out the information below.


Payment options for tRp programs are usually Sliding Scale, pay-what-you-can—no questions asked.


Our recommended price range for this program is listed above, but please do not let cost be a barrier to your participation.


tRp is committed to ensuring our programs for all who wish to engage.

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