This Sher bibliography was provided by Ron Houston of the Society for Folk Dance Historians to Seymour Shenkman. Houston indicated that he would be able to find more as well.
Here is some information about sher recordings
1)Mike Aylward's Sher discography Sher discography.doc
2)Recordings found online by Helen and additional recordings suggested by Ron Houstonsher recordings_Helen.doc
19??. Berk. Suggestions for Folk Dance Leaders with special emphasis on
the Israeli dance. ShereleSuggestions for Folk Dance Leaders with special emphasis on
the Israeli dance. Sherele
19??. Kulbitsky. Folkraft record instructions. Sher
19??. Lapson. Israeli Folk Dances Choreography, first series. Sherele
19??. N/A. Israeli Folk Dances, Second Series. Sherele
1938. Beliajus. Dance and Be Merry II. Sherele
1946. Folk Dance Federation of California. Dance Descriptions vol. II.
from Russian Jews in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sherr
1948. Delakova & Berk. Jewish Folk Dance Book. Sher
1953. Lapson. Israeli Folk Dances, Choreography of Folk Dances. Sherele
1954, 1956. Lapson. Dances of the Jewish People: Israeli and East
European Dances. Sher
1954. Adler, Bloch, & Grayer. Israeli Folk Dances. Sherele
1955. Lidster. UOP Syllabus. Sherele
1956. Folk Dance Federation of California. Teachers Institute, May
1956. Hassidic Sher
1956. Kosnick. Unknown syllabus. Sher "As learned from a
1956. Let's Dance (July). Sher
1957. Lapson. Dance Instructions for Israeli Folk Dances, third series.
1960. Pomerance. Christmas Festival syllabus. Sher. < Lapson.
1962. Kraus. Folk Dancing. Sher
1967, 1974. Beliajus. Idyllwild Syllabus. Sher
1967. Beliajus. UOP Syllabus. Sher
1968. Beliajus. Viltis (October). Sher
1970. Spear. Worldtone record instructions. Sher
1972. Beliajus, Holden, & Vouras. VILTIS 30 International Folk Dances.
1974. Barlin. Dance-a-folk-song. Sherely
1980. Eichenbaum. Dance and Ritual Movement of the Ashkenazic and
Sephardic Jews in L.A. Sherele
1983. Friedhaber. Dramatization in Chassidic Dances. in Israeli Dance
(annual), p. 5: "Where, one may ask, are the 'Sher' and the 'Sherele',
both well-known, and commonly labeled as 'Chassidic Dances'? These are
clearly not real Chassidic dances. On the contrary, they are frowned
upon by the whole orthodox community, as they have become mixed dances,
danced by men and women together. (3) But there do exist 'Sher' dances
danced by Yeshiva students in the form of row-dances."
1989. Crum. 1990 San Antonio College syllabus. Sher or Sherele. < Folk
1989. Gottier. Maine Folk Dance Camp. Sherele for three. "created by
Note that the dance is controversial, as you can see from the 1983
entry by Friedhaber.
There are many variations on the dance, derived from its performance in
many relatively isolated locations in Poland and then beyond, and from
its performance among Jewish groups of varying orthodoxy. No one should
say that they have THE Sher, but rather that they have A Sher (or
Sherele), and give its source.