2020 Camp Videos
Here are some videos we recorded (using Zoom's recording feature) from our Karmiel USA 2020 Virtual Dance Event!
Please pardon some issues you may find. We did run into some audio/video sync issues at times, but tried our best to fix it when we became aware of them. For the individual Smachot teaching video, the audio sync issue was corrected. And for the Bat Li Pitom teaching video, it has been cut to remove all the troubleshooting and discussions, to just show the teaching and a better volume dance through at the end.
Also, due to music copyright issues, any time we played the music for Kchi Lach or Meshugaim we had to mute the music in the video (YouTube wouldn't let us show the video otherwise).
To see the dance with music for Kchi Lach: https://youtu.be/2-2I3jYGffI?t=209 (starting at 3:29)
To see the dance with music for Meshugaim: https://youtu.be/xCPmXWpUle0
First Video Player: individually edited videos of each dance taught during the weekend.
Second Video Player: Camp Poem & Song from this year.
We've also included the words for the poem and song, which you can see below the last video player.
Karmiel USA 2020 - Kchi Lach
Karmiel USA 2020 - Smachot
Karmiel USA 2020 - Etzlenu Bagan
Karmiel USA 2020 - Chelek Mehazman
Karmiel USA 2020 - Shama
Karmiel USA 2020 - Bat Li Pitom
Karmiel USA 2020 - Friday Camp Poem
Karmiel USA 2020 - Sunday Camp Song
by Livia Burghardt, September 2020
We were doing just fine
But then came Corona
and dancing was banned
we had to give up on
everything we'd planned.
No hand-holding, hugs
or sharing of meals
We'd never experienced
how lonely that feels.
It was so hard to see
past the darkness and gloom
till one day when Ruthy
introduced me to Zoom.
It took me some time
but I learned to log in
and Ruthy soon taught me
to chat and to pin.
Despite all the problems
it was hard to feel blue
texting and dancing
with old friends and new.
From all over the world
from near and from far
not only the dancers
but the repertoire!
Karmiel is community
family and friends
so no matter what happens
the dance never ends.
We're closer than ever
from your home to mine
so let’s light the candles
let’s bless the wine.
Though we're not on the Mountain
let the dance music play
to celebrate our 25th
by Terry Abrahams, September 2020
(To the tune of "I'll be Seeing You")
I am seeing you in all the old familiar places
Dancing room and other spaces
Covid-9  has come and hit
But we don’t really care a bit
We turn on Zoom and know darn well
We'll see our friends at Karmiel
Ruthy that we love so much
And teachers that are swell
Their brand new dances ring our bell
The happy days will make us k'vell
We'll dance all through the weekend, yes
The virtual will do
And to all my dancing friends -
Know I am loving you