The Greek Dancers of Minnesota is a performing Greek folk dance troupe that strives to promote Greek culture and history through dance performances. The group came together in July 1996 under the direction of Angela Mortari, an accomplished dance instructor who has been teaching Greek dancing for over 30 years. The group uses authentic Greek costumes from different regions of Greece and Cyprus. We perform powerful and energetic traditional dances of courtship and showmanship. The group is composed of men and women of all age groups.
We are a dance group for hire that performs throughout the year at a variety of functions, including church festivals, fundraisers, holiday events, weddings, retirement parties and school educational exhibitions. Performances may take the group throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. A typical performance is 10-15 minutes in length with a set of 3 – 7 different dances within a performance. Support of the fundraising festivals of the Greek Orthodox churches in Minnesota typically involves the dancers in 2-3 days of performance with three to eight 10-15 minute performances each day. Performances at Greek holiday celebrations and the annual Festival of Nations exhibition may involve custom-designed programs.
Membership in the group is open to all those who have an interest in Greek dancing and learning about Greek culture. Practices are held on most Sunday evenings at St. George Greek Orthodox Church (1111 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105). Visit our Event Calendar page for the date and location of our performances. For information about booking the group or questions about participating, please visit our pages in the navigation bar.