Judith Berg and Felix Fibich, in four different poses, New York (?), ca. 1950s. The couple was among the handful of professional choreographers who worked in the Yiddish theater. (YIVO)

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This entry comprises three articles on East European Jewish dance traditions. An Overview surveys historical attitudes toward dance, the social and religious contexts in which dancing took place, and notes some of the basic dance forms. Traditional Dance explores folk dance genres. Theatrical Dance focuses on the choreographic styles and forms of the Yiddish theater. For additional discussion, see Hasidism: Dance.