Avirah Dance Troupe

Avirah is University of Maryland’s Premiere Israeli Dance Troupe. We returned to campus in 2013 after a short hiatus. Avirah performs at cultural events on campus and annually at the DC Israeli Dance Festival. We also make trips to the New York Israeli Dance Festival and Israeli Folkdance Festival of Boston. Rehearsals take place twice a week, and we learn original choreography as well as traditional Harkada dances. We hold open dancing–Rikudei Tzav–sessions once a month where we invite the UMD community to join us. We welcome dancers new to the Israeli Dance world as well as those with previous experience.