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LOVE TO DANCE - DANCE SCHOOLS in Arad, Jerusalem and Dimona.
 
Here in the town of Arad, in the hills overlooking the Dead Sea, we dance almost every day of the week.  Young dancers from the age of five to mature dancers of 35, 45, and even 55 all come regularly to classes to thrive and learn to move to the pulsating music of Latin and the orchestral music of ballroom.
 
In LOVE TO DANCE  Dance Schools all our dancers learn both styles of dancing - ballroom and Latin - and we can take them to any level they desire - from beginners to advanced to national or even international competition level.
 
PATRICE PEREZ
Patrice Perez who helped establish AIDA - the now flourishing association of dancers and dance teachers - has been an avid supporter and initiator in the field of Ballroom and Latin dancing in her home town of ARAD and across Israel.  She has helped form ties across the country and abroad in her efforts to educate, to inform and to bring to the public's attention this outstanding form of dance, music and art. 
 
"I wish to thank all the wonderful and dedicated individuals who have helped me become part of this World of Dance - people in Israel and abroad who have encouraged me to attempt the impossible."
 
LOVE TO DANCE Dance School is
- a full member in the World Dance Council Amateur League.
- a member of Amateur Israel Dance Association aida.jpgwhich is
- a full member of Amateur League
- a full member of IDU - International Dance Union
- an associate member of IDSA - International Dance Sport Association
 
 

JERRY ABRATE, PATRICE PEREZ, ANNABELLE AND ILLIA
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LATIN SEMINAR IN ASHDOD - Jerry Abrate is the Vice President of World Dance Council

FIRST AND THIRD AT NATIONAL COMPETITION AFULA
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GOLD IN AMATEUR BALLROOM AND BRONZE IN AMATEUR LATIN - WHAT EXCITEMENT AND WHAT AN ACHIEVMENT

 

We are constantly trying to raise the level of dancing and dance tuition here in Israel.  The last two years have seen major strides in this direction with advanced seminars and workouts with top instructors and dancers from around the world.  Our last seminar was with the famous Jerry Abrate from Italy who is the Vice Chairman of the World Dance and Dance Sports Council. 
 
This year some of our teachers have passed further professional examinations so allowing them to judge at international levels and be recognised by the World Dance Council .

Seminar in Ashdod with the famous Jerry Abrate
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In the south of Israel we have numerous dance schools. 
"LOVE TO DANCE" Dance School in Arad is situated in the Community Centre in Arad in beautifully decorated, cooled, mirrored studios.  We also have the use of a fully equipped theatre where we regularly put on productions. 
 
There are lessons available for all levels of dancers from absolute beginners to advanced and from five year old students to adults.  For further information please do not hesitate to contact me or the Community Centre.
Patrice Perez - head of "LOVE TO DANCE Dance Schools" in Arad, Jerusalem and Dimona.
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Senior couples and young couples all having won first, second and third at the Ashdod competition on 5/1/08. 
 
Gold in Dimona Dance Festival
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Danna and Avi from Sunrise Arad took gold at their second competition together

Mayor of Petach Tikva National Competition
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Annabelle and Illia, Danna and Avi from Love To Dance Arad

ARAD INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
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Organised by Patrice Perez and Janna Ragotski with IDU adjudicators

In the above photograph - President of IDU Mr Igor Mashyn, President of AIDA Mr Ilan Vaiman, Sport Director AIDA Patrice Perez, Ivgeni Lemberg and the finalists of Amateur Latin.
 
This year we are organising three international events, an IDU World Cup in Petach Tikva, and IDU World Championship in Maalot and an IDSA World Professional Championship in Rehovot.

IDU Executive Director Igor Mashyn in Arad with
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Larryssa Strukova, Annabelle and Illai at the International Competition

National Competition - Holon
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Two very happy young couples - Annabelle and Illia, Costa and Hanna

VARIOUS EVENTS in which our dancers have starred:

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN KIEV

DUTCH OPEN IN HOLLAND 2005, 2006, 2007

WORLD CUP 2008 in Tel Aviv

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION in Turkey

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION in Arad

CARMIEL DANCE FESTIVAL 2008

ORT INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS at the Dead Sea

NATIONAL COMPETITIONS across the country

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATIONS

PARTNERSHIP 2000 in Arad

NASHOT ORT OF ISRAEL at Kfar HaNokdim

THE GOLDEN AGE OF ARAD for senior citizens

16+ LATIN - NATIONAL COMPETITION AFULA
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GOLD TO HAIFA, SILVER TO RISHON AND BRONZE TO ARAD

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Photographs of the Dead Sea
You can see the Dead Sea from Arad.  It takes less than thirty minutes to drive down to the Dead Sea which is 400 meters below sea level - the lowest place on earth.
 
Our dance students take part in competitions, in charity performances, in TV programmes, in local events, from beginners to advanced all representing Arad. 
 
Each year ends in a major two day production encompassing all forms of dance.  This year I choreographed "The Story of Carmen" which was an enormous hit especially with the adult audiences.  Teenagers who had never heard the music found the performance electric even though the music was classical and for many unfamiliar. 
 
During this year we have given special performances for Erev Pesach and Erev Shavuot at the old-age people's home in Arad.  Twenty dancers - Latin and Ballroom dancers - volunteered for these heart warming events.

If you are interested in coming to see some lessons they are held at the Matnas community centre of Arad for all age groups and levels.  We will be happy to welcome you into our World of Dance.

National Competition in Arad 16+ Ballroom -  Annabelle and Illia took the silver medal.

Smiling faces of girls who took part in the national competition in Arad 2008.

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Yanna and Michael from Sunrise Arad dancing 12-13 F took first place at Ashdod Cup 2008.
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 Together with some of my senior dancers having won 1st and 2nd in their first national competition. 2.2.08

Patrice Perez, Evgeni Vaiman, Rosana Odikatse
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Patrice Perez is introducing the National Championships in Arad.

Patrice Perez - Sports Director of AIDA - Amateur Israel Dance Association and
head of
"Sunrise Dance Schools" - Sunrise Arad  Sunrise Jerusalem and Sunrise Dimona