Bamachol, which means “in the dance” in Hebrew, brings the Israeli concept of a dance academy to the Michael-Ann Russell JCC. The combination of Israeli Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Flamenco, and Hip-Hop offers a total experience in the diversity of dance styles.


Bamachol Dance Program Director


Largest Israeli Dance Program Outside of Israel
Created 25 years ago, Bamachol features more than 1000 local dancers and offers daily dance classes, including Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Israeli Dancing.

Harkada Nights!

Join our energizing and uplifting Israeli Dance Nights every Wednesday night from 7:00—8:00 the Scheck Family Plaza.

Annual Israeli Dance Festival Yachad

Join us for a night that celebrates our Jewish heritage and connection to the Land of Israel through dance!

Available Programs

Israeli Dance
Maintaining Jewish culture and tradition is the goal of Rikudim—circle and line dances. Our students learn Rikudim and dance choreographies throughout the year in a fun, energetic, and supportive environment.
Prime Dance Center (PDC)
Directed by the talented Joanne “Poki” Niego, our Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Contemporary, and Jumps & Turns classes are nationally recognized. For three consecutive years, our team has won the regional dance competitions and has placed 1st and 2nd in national competitions.
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Competitive Dance Teams

This class allows dancers to participate in a higher level of training and perform in competitions! Our dancers learn the value of hard work and dedication, which helps develop a great work ethic. All Teams will require an audition. In order to audition, you will need to pay a $200 Pre-Registration deposit. If your daughter doesn’t make the Team, that deposit will be credited towards any other class of refunded back to you. 


We would want to remind everyone that each of us must adhere to the established protocols to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.  We love seeing you at the J, but please stay home and monitor symptoms for 14 days:

  • if you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19, or
  • if you have come into direct contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or
  • if anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or
  • if anyone in your household has come into direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

Thank you in advance for your support.