Greek Dance



Saint Athanasios Dance Committee is looking forward to yet another exciting dance year!As our dance groups continue to grow and flourish,program hasrestructured as a committee under the direction of the Parish Council, with Joanne Glavas, as the Dance Coordinator. The focus of our dance groups is to introduce and teach our children traditional folk dances from different regions of Greece while showcasingvarious events throughout the year.

Our dance classes will be held on Friday as noted below:

Junior Greek Dance Group 1    Ages 5-7 (by Oct. 1st)    5:00 – 5:45 pm

Junior Greek Dance Group 2    Ages 8-11 (by Oct. 1st)    5:45 – 6:30 p.m.

Advisor – Mia Petrou

Assistants – Georgia Collella and Panayiota Mavrianos

Teen/GOYA Dance Group    Ages 12 and up (by Oct. 1st)    6:45 – 7:45 pm

Advisors – Angela Tsocanos & Joanne Glavas

Registration forms will be available in Septemberwith details of the start dates and fees.



The Junior Greek Dance Group of St. Athanasios has had a wonderful year, learning a variety of dances from different regions of Greece.  The children, ages 5 to 11, have been learning the Hasaposerviko, Kalamatiano, Karagouna, Syrto and Tsamiko.  Our younger dancers in Group 1 also learned the Hasapiko, Ballo, Podaraki, and Palamakia, while our older dancers in Group 2 learned the Zonaradiko, Antipatiti, Rouga, Soufliotouda, Kotsari, Pidikto, Stamoulou, Pyrgousiko, Pentozali, and Malevizioti.   The dancers perform at the Oxi Day and Independence Day celebrations this year, and our thanks to Greek School Principal Sophia Stamatiou for including the dancers in these programs. The dancers also perform beautifully at the St. Athanasios Festival.  We are so proud of their accomplishments – Bravo Paidia!  And thank you to our instructors!

Overview and Schedule

Our purpose is to continue the positive experiences of camaraderie and

fellowship under the umbrella of our Greek Orthodox Church.

Greek Ethnic and cultural dances are taught to the children of our community. Classes will be held on Fridays from 4:30 –7:00 p.m., beginning September 17th. There are three levels.  Time varies depending on each level.


Group 1- Beginners:  (ages  5-7): 

Fridays 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.   Cost $200 (for first 2 children)

Group 2 – Intermediate (Ages 8-11)

Fridays 5:45  –  6:30 p.m.   Cost:  $200 (for first 2 children)

Group 3 – GOYA:  (7th -12th grades):

Fridays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.   Cost:  $240 (for first 2 children)

(For the 3rd or more children, the fee is discounted to $150)