Committee for the current year

The Nirkoda Committee of Management has the following members. They are listed below with their allotted area of responsibility.

If you would like to contact the committee by email, please contact them by clicking here.

Annette – President
Responsible for overall club management

Annette came to Israeli dancing in 2001 after years of being nagged by a friend who thought she might like it. Like it? She loved it! Having spent years running away from gyms and anything that involved leotards or bathers, she literally began running towards as many dance opportunities as presented themselves. She now dances three times a week for the fabulous exercise, the beautiful music and the emotional relief it gives from the stresses of daily life..

Natalie – Vice President

Inspired by her daughters impending Bat Mitzvah in 2005, Natalie started circle dancing with Nirkoda and after a few years partner dancing, she has been hooked ever since. She dances 3-4 times a week and knows that she is truly addicted as she often finds herself thinking about the music and the steps in her free time! She looks forward to continuing as Vice President on the Nirkoda committee.

Denise – Secretary
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My involvement in this marvellous club has lasted more than 10 years. My current role as secretary is to assist the club to grow in the future. Dancing is my sport and my passion!

Jack – Treasurer

I am passionate about Israeli dancing and I dance 3 times a week, circles and partners. It’s good for the body and the mind. I have developed wonderful friendships through Nirkoda.

Denise – Teachers Representative
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Denise started dancing in 1989 when she joined some of her friends at an intermediate class. Within weeks she wanted to learn every dance she saw and had a year of dancing 3-4 times per week to build up her repertoire. With her appetite quenched and wanting to be recognisable to her family she cut back to twice a week! She has been teaching since 1997 and with her husband Walter since 2012 for partner dances. It is a dream come true to share her Israeli dancing with him.

Hillary – General Committee

Hillary started new beginner partner dancing in March 2004 with Ilana and Rosie as her teachers, and immediately ventured into the beginner circle dancing. She got the Israeli Dancing bug into her system and now attends four dance sessions a week. Hillary is a dedicated committee member.

Naomi – General Committee

I am happy to be on the committee because it gives me an opportunity to contribute to Nirkoda, where I dance 3 times a week. It’s a fabulous club, everyone is friendly and the teachers are wonderful.

Malka – General Committee

I started Israeli Folk Dancing in the mid 1980’s. In 1988 my passion and thirst for IFD, together with several other devoted dancers, helped found the Nirkoda Folk Dancing Club. I contributed to the running of Nirkoda both on committee and teaching classes.  Whilst enjoying the beautiful dances and music, I made life-long friendships.  I’m extremely grateful and proud to once again be part of this most capable and generous committee – ‘Team Nirkoda ‘ – and look forward to sharing the joy and pleasure of dancing  with our wonderful members!

Gita – General Committee

I became involved in Israeli dancing in the early 1990’s through a friend who is a foundation member of Nirkoda. I now dance 3 times a week and love the music and exercise benefits it gives me. During the week I often find myself humming and singing to the Israeli songs. I have made many new wonderful friendships. Nirkoda has given me so much and now I would like to give back by joining the committee.