Greek Dance

2018-2019 HELLENIC FOLK DANCE PROGRAM

News

The 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:

Group 1  Ages 5-7 (by Oct. 1st)    5:00 – 5:45 pm (beginning September 13th)

Group 2  Ages 8-11 (by Oct. 1st)    5:45 – 6:30 p.m.  (beginning September 13th)

Group 3    Ages 12 and up (by Oct. 1st) – 6:30 – 7:30 pm (beginning September 27th )

HELLENIC FOLK DANCE PROGRAM

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!