gears dances to the audience in front of him - children, teens, or
adults - whether they have years of experience or have never danced
before. He clearly and consisely helps dancers
bring dances to life. He teaches for community
dances, at weddings and other celebrations, at libraries and schools,
and for regularly-occurring dance series.
has written many dances which are called by dance callers
the nation, some of which have been published.
loves to help beginners get to an 'aha' moment when they understand the
patterns of the dance and can just enjoy their partners and neighbors
in the dance. His love of teaching dance has
life. He has taught Morris dancing to a children's Morris
century colonial dance steps and patterns to children in
elementary schools, and contras, squares, barn dances and Klezmer
dances (Eastern European Jewish dance.) The
positive - Jacob finishes the dance on a high, and the audience happily
comes along for the ride.
Jacob is also a storyteller. He
tells Jewish stories, personal stories and folk tales from New England
and around the world.