Welcome to the new
Orr Vancouver Israeli Dance School at the JCC!
Orr Vancouver Israeli Dance School consists of two branches: the Israeli Dance Troupe and the Outreach Programs.
Orr Vancouver Israeli Dance Troupe
offers classes for students of all ages from K to young adult. Classes focus on technique and Israeli dance at the performance level. All groups perform original choreography at the annual Festival Ha’Rikud. The older groups, Orr Atid and Orr Chadash, have additional performance opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.
Classes are held at the JCC between September and May.
Our groups are:
Orr Ktanim: K-grade 1
Orr Yeladim: Grades 2-3
Orr Sameach: Grades 4-5
Orr Hatikvah: Grades 6+
Orr Atid Grades: 7-8 (auditions required)
Orr Chadash: Grades 9-12 (auditions required)
Shalom Dancers: young adults
bring Israeli dance to schools and Jewish institutions around the Lower Mainland. These programs take place at Vancouver Talmud Torah, Richmond Jewish Day School, Beth Israel Synagogue, Vancouver Hebrew Academy as well as other Jewish institutions.
Yael Levy Morantz
the new Orr Vancouver and Festival Ha'Rikud Coordinator
Yael fell in love with Israeli dancing as a child, dancing with her parents on the beach of her hometown of Nahariya, Israel. She has been part of the Israeli dance world ever since, performing with "Hora Nahariya" and "Karmei Machol." Yael has over ten years of classical ballet training in the Royal Academy of Dancing method, and has performed in Israel and the United States. Yael obtained a Masters degree in Art History and Criticism in New York before settling in BC.