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Klezmer and Yiddish Workshops

Workshops will take place every 2nd Tuesday and have a variety of facilitators. Unless otherwise specified, workshops are for youth, ages 12 and up, and adults with about two years of experience playing their instruments.


The Music Behind the Bulgar

In this 2-hour workshop, we will take a deep dive into a style of Yiddish dance music that became incredibly popular in America. We will play klezmer tunes by ear and with sheet music, examining what exactly makes them work for this dance style. We’ll listen to these tunes’ stories of immigration and even take a look at our own. Along the way, we’ll learn the basics of this Yiddish dance form while exploring how to use accompaniment techniques and melodic style to lift up the dancers’ feet.

for ages 12 & up

date March 14, 2023

time 7-9pm

location Puget Sound Community School

fee $18/sliding scale

facilitators Jimmy Austin & Tate Linden

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