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  • Time for the last dance at folk dancing venue

    By Karla S. Blume

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    This week marks the closing of Café Danssa, a mecca for folk dancers in Los Angeles for 41 years. For much of that time, Danssa was a slice of Israel, or on some nights a slice of Greece, the Balkans or Brazil. In its early years, it was a pilgrimage point for dance aficionados and...
  • Dassa Connects a Step-Kick at a Time

    By Susan Josephs

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    By the age of 4, Dani Dassa knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.

    "I remember going to the synagogue on Simchat Torah and watching the adults jumping up and down with the Torah," he says. "Even then, I knew there was something to that kind of dancing."

    Some 73 years...

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