Lee Friedman has been dancing for over 40 years. She first started doing International Dancing with Lenny Johnson on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. The 70’s and 80’s were the golden years of dancing in Philadelphia and she would do International dancing 4 nights a week. From there she discovered Israeli, Contras, Swing, Scandinavian, Cajun, and Zydeco dancing.
Over the years she has taught International and Israeli Dancing at a variety of venues, including The Old Songs Festival, The Philadelphia Folk Song Society and, for Temples, Bat Mitzvahs, and adult groups.
Since retiring from the Philadelphia School System, she has been traveling a lot with Jim Gold, Yves Moreau, and Steve Kotansky to learn dancing in some of the countries where they originated and to see the countries and meet the people who live there.