They're doctors, lawyers, judges, rabbis, teachers, bankers, insurance brokers and everything in between.
They're the men of Alon Shvut and they're hooked on dancing.
Gush Etzion, home to the hit dance extravaganzas Dames of the Dance, is known for its talented dancing women. But outside of the Gush Etzion town of Alon Shvut, not many people know that Alon Shvut men are talented on the dance floor.
They dance for the town on Purim, Independence Day and all kinds of community-wide celebrations. Today they danced up a storm to honor Alon Shvut's 40th anniversary.
The origins of Alon Shvut's dancing dudes vary according to whom you ask. Either they began dancing about five years ago when today's 20 year olds were teenagers, and they decided to take to the dance floor in Bnei Akiva. Or they began dancing at the smachot (happy occasions) of their friends.
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Regardless their legendary beginnings, Alon Shvut men are taking the dance world by storm :)and creating a tradition that's fun and exciting for the entire town.
At tonight's 40th anniversary celebration, Alon Shvut's children and adults twirled and jumped and thrilled a cheering crowd. In Alon Shvut, real men dance together!!
Join Voices' Gush Etzion-TV for a look at the dancing sensations of Alon Shvut: http://www.voices-magazine.com/index.php?page=inside_page&id=149&which=GTV