Israeli Dances.com is wholly owned by Sam Lipski
Associates Pty Ltd,
a private media publishing company in Melbourne, Australia.
This site began when Jared
of the Australian
Folk Dance website
joined forces with communications trainer Aura Levin Lipski
of Painless Public Speaking.
Thus the original Israeli Dance Australia website was born.
But every great project is more than the sum of its parts.
We now have a "team" of contributors who have participated
in helping this site to grow into a global resource centre
for dancers, teachers, choreographers, and Hebrew song enthusiasts.
Jack Steel's Israeli Dance
has now become the online world "bible" of Israeli dances
having been available only in hard copy until 2001.
Jack is assisted in his worldwide research by Uri Krieser and Ami Even-Chaim
with support from his wife Ruth Steel.
Click here to read about Dr Jack Steel
Our company is proud to have initiated
and maintained the hosting of Jack's work online.
It is a unique global resource which lists every Israeli dance created,
together with all its sources.
The engine that enables readers to search Jack's comprehensive catalogue
was created by Database developer Eli Shilo.
This interactive database provides an unparalleled service
for all lovers of Israeli song, dance, and choreography,
and was designed specifically for Israeli Dances dot com.
Eli's outstanding talents have also created
the Jewish Australia
Online Shop database,
which attracts customers from around the world
because of its easy layout and ordering process.
all database content queries click here
Our allied site Hebrew Songs
which grew out of the original Israeli dance site,
owes a debt of gratitude to Chana Shuvaly,
for allowing us to adapt her original concept of "Shir VeRikud"
to become an online Hebrew song word resource.
As well, we deeply thank our Content Editor George Jakubovits of Toronto, Canada
for his incredible contributions of thousands of songs.
His research, input and support has been nothing less than remarkable.
We also thank the many dozens of Hebrew song contributors from around the world
who send new song words, translations, and other links to share their
joy of Israeli music.
In addition to our team's input, we feature
by dancers in Australia and around the world.
Les Posen's web videos of choreographers
demonstrating their dances
have been widely acclaimed worldwide.
Web hosting, database hosting,
technical support, graphics assistance
for all Jewish Australia Online websites comes from
Their skilled staff
produced our logo,
which is based on a specially commissioned cartoon by John
A special thank you to all dancers and song lovers around the world
who keep sending us such warm and supportive messages.
Aura Levin Lipski
Israeli Dances dot com