Don Schillinger

Don Schillinger

Philadelphia PA USA

215-760-6800


Email: rakdan@comcast.net
Website: http://www.rakdan.com

DANCE RESUME for Don Schillinger of RAK-DAN Israeli Dancing, 2216-C Naudain Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146, Tel: (215) 760-6800, E-Mail: rakdan@comcast.net.

WEEKLY ONGOING TEACHING SESSIONS teaching and leading beginner/intermediate/advanced dancers. 6/99 - present at Congregation Beth El, Cherry Hill, NJ. 10/99 - present at Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El, Wynnewood, PA. 2/97 - 6/99 at the Katz Jewish Community Center, Cherry Hill, NJ. 7/97 - 5/99 at the Gershman Y, Center City, Philadelphia, PA. Summer 95, 98-01 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Center City, Philadelphia, PA. 8/93 - 12/98 at the Klein Branch JCCs, Cafe Israel, Northeast Philadelphia, PA.

ONGOING TEACHING SESSIONS teaching and leading children. 10/00 - present at the Perelman Jewish Day School, Stern Center, Wynnewood, PA. 10/00 - present at the Perelman Jewish Day School, Forman Center, Elkins Park, PA. 9/01 - present at the Perelman Jewish Day School, Bucks County, PA. 9/01 - present at the Perelman Middle School, Elkins Park, PA. 7/01 - 8/01 at the Kaitana JCCs Day Camp, Elkins Park, PA.

PERFORMANCE TROUPE choreographing, teaching, and leading children's dance troupe. 9/01 - present at the Perelman Middle School, Elkins Park, PA.

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS and Master Classes. Guest Instructor, weekend workshop in Sarasota, FL (4/02). Guest Instructor, session workshop at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/01). Guest Instructor, Greenseid's Passover Tov Tours in Miami, FL (4/01). Guest Instructor, weekend workshop in Kansas City, MO (1/01). Guest Instructor, weekend workshop at SUNY-Binghamton, NY (12/00). Guest Instructor, session workshops in Tampa and Sarasota, FL (4/00). Guest Instructor, session workshop at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA (3/00, 3/01). Guest Instructor, Finally Philly weekend, Philadelphia, PA (12/99). Guest Instructor, Hilula weekend, Paramount Hotel, NY (10/99). Guest Instructor, New Jersey YMHA-YWHA Family Weekend (6/99, 8/99). Guest Instructor, weekend workshop, JCC, Dallas, TX (4/99). Guest Instructor, Rikudia weekend, Paramount Hotel, NY (11/98). Guest Instructor, Israeli Dance weekend, Richmond, VA (10/98). Guest Instructor, Heritage Dance Festival, Plymouth Meeting, PA (9/97, 9/98 9/99). Guest Instructor, New Jersey YMHA-YWHA Labor Day Singles Weekend (9/98, 9/99). Guest Instructor, Keystone State Dance Clinic, Wilkes-Barre, PA (7/98). Guest Instructor, Dance Washington weekend camp, Chambersberg, PA (5/98, 5/99, 5/00). Guest Instructor, weekend workshop, JCCA, St. Louis, MO (4/95,11/95,4/96,11/96,3/97,11/97,3/98,10/99). Guest Instructor, Session workshop, Northwest Suburban JCC, Buffalo Grove, IL (10/96).

SPECIAL EVENTS for adults, teens, children, families, and/or senior citizens. Hadassah, Newtown, PA Chapter; Cong Brith Sholom Sisterhood, Bethlehem, PA; Hadassah, Center City Philadelphia, PA Chapter; Congregation B'nai Jacob, Phoenixville, PA; Hadassah, Doylestown, PA Chapter; Klein Branch JCCs, Philadelphia, PA; Hadassah, Cherry Hill, NJ Chapter; Temple Beth El, Madison, WI; Congregation Beth Or, Spring House, PA; Temple Judea of Bucks County, Doylestown, PA; Congregation Brothers of Israel, Trenton, NJ; Beth Tikvah/B'nai Jeshurun, Erdenheim, PA; Congregation Neve Shalom, St. Louis, MO; Adath Israel PTA, Bala Cynwyd, PA; Temple Emanuel, Cherry Hill, NJ; JCRC Israel Day Celebrations, Philadelphia, PA; Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia, PA; JCC of Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre, PA; Jewish Federation, Philadelphia, PA; Katz JCC, Cherry Hill, NJ; Golden Slipper Ctr for Seniors, Philadelphia, PA; JCC Stiffel Senior Center, Philadelphia, PA; Central Reform Cong Hebrew School, St. Louis, MO; Penn State, Abington, PA; Day Spring School of the Arts, St. Louis, MO; Shaare Zedek Synagogue, St. Louis, MO; JCC Early Childhood Services, St. Louis, MO; B'nai Amoona Cong Hebrew High, St. Louis, MO; JCC Association, St. Louis, MO; Chai Covenant House, St. Louis, MO; Central Reform Cong Hebrew School, St. Louis, MO; Avenue of the Arts Festival, Philadelphia, PA; Kaiserman Branch JCCs, Haverford, PA; Bryn Mawr College Hillel, Bryn Mawr, PA; Congregation Shaare Emeth, St. Louis, MO; Haverford College Hillel, Haverford, PA; Society Hill Synagogue, Philadelphia, PA; University of Penn Hillel, Philadelphia, PA; Woodcrest Swim Club, Cherry Hill, NJ; William Loesch School, Philadelphia, PA; Jewish Family and Children's Services, Philadelphia, PA; Congregation Beth Tikva, Marlton, NJ; Northwestern Univ, intercultural program, Evanston, IL; Solomon Schechter Day School, St. Louis, MO; Gulf & Bay Club, Sarasota, FL; Temple Sinai, Cinnaminson, NJ; Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park, PA; Congregation Shir Ami, Newtown, PA; Congregation M'kor Shalom, Cherry Hill, NJ; Beth Am Israel Congregation, Narberth, PA; Community Hebrew Schools, Philadelphia, PA; Jewish Community Center of Reading, PA; Temple Beth Am, Abington, PA; JCC Camps at Medford, NJ; Dance for the Planet Festival, Dallas, TX; International Festival, Philadelphia, PA; Tifereth Israel, Bensalem, PA; Temple Beth El, East Windsor, NJ; Camp Ramah Anniversary Party, Wilmington, DE; Har Sinai Hebrew Congregation, Trenton, NJ; Congregation Keneseth Israel, Allentown, PA; Temple Sholom, Bridgewater, NJ; Temple Sholom, Broomall, PA; Kesher Israel, West Chester, PA; Congregation Beth Judah, Ventnor, NJ; Shaare Shamayim, Philadelphia, PA; World Affairs Council, Philadelphia, PA; Bodine High School for Int'l Affairs, Phila, PA; Shir Shalom, Bala Cynwyd, PA; Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El, Philadelphia, PA; Temple Sholom, Philadelphia, PA; Camp Ramah in New England; Camp Ramah Day Camp, Blue Bell, PA; Temple Sinai, Dresher, PA; Perelman Jewish Day School PTO, Elkins Park, PA; Perelman Jewish Day School PTO, Wynnewood, PA; Princeton Jewish Center, Princeton, NJ; Rotating synagogues (monthly), Atlantic County, NJ.

JEWISH EDUCATION: Perelman Middle School, 10-week Dance Elective Course, Elkins Park, PA (9/01 - present). Gratz College, 6th Annual Barnett Schwartz Memorial Lecture, Philadelphia, PA (5/9/01). Conducted workshop on using Israeli Dancing as an educational tool. Jewish Educators Assembly, Philadelphia, PA (1/01). Principals & Directors Workshop, Auerbach CAJE, Philadelphia, PA (6/00). Jewish Education Workshop, Auerbach CAJE, Philadelphia, PA (3/00). Conducted workshops for Jewish educators. Jewish Education Fair, Central Agency for Jewish Education, St. Louis, MO (11/97 and 11/98). Conducted workshops for Jewish educators entitled "Israeli Dancing in Your School: Making it Cool".

GRANT AWARD: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Adult Cultural Grant (awarded 1997-1998).

PERFORMANCES: Penn State, Great Valley Campus, Great Valley, PA; JCC of Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre, PA; Israel Consulate and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Jewish Festival of Delaware and Chester Counties, Valley Forge Convention Center, PA; Congregation Beth Or, Spring House, PA; Lancaster Jewish Community Center, Lancaster, PA; Macy's in Cherry Hill Mall, Cherry Hill, NJ.

PUBLICITY: Article in The Jewish Exponent, "Dance Brings Generations Together" (9/14/0). Television appearance on the WB-17's 10:00pm news program (6/4/00). Article in The Philadelphia Inquirer, cover story of the Sunday Neighbors section. Article in Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El's The Pharisee, "Dance Fever - More than Mayim in the Cherry" (11/99). Article in The Philadelphia Inquirer, "How Two Men Found Community Through Israeli Dancing and Eventually Became Instructors" in the Community Voices section (7/99). Article in Philadelphia's Jewish Exponent, "Taking Steps to Learn Israeli Dance Can Lead to Romance" (5/98). Appearance on KDHX radio talk show, St. Louis, MO (11/96). Article in St. Louis Jewish Light, "Artist's Hamsa Inspires New Israeli Folk Dance" (11/96). Article in St. Louis Jewish Light, "Workshop to Focus on Israeli Dancing" (11/95).

OTHER: Israeli Dance leader for weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs; Private lessons to prepare for weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.


Dance Style(s): Israeli
Keyword(s): Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Last Update: 2010-01-05 09:41:59.0

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