Learn to Dance

Want to learn to Greek dance?

Join us to learn authentic, traditional dances from all regions of Greece and Cyprus. We teach dancers ranging from novice to highly experienced. A broad variety of dances are learned and gives dancers the opportunity to take part in the group’s performances. There is no fee to be a member of the group.

Where and when are practices?

Practices are held on Sunday evenings at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1111 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. From September to April, practice is held from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. From May to August, practice is held from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. If necessary, additional practice times and locations are determined by agreement of the dancers. Practice is not held if Sunday is also a performance day.

What do we learn?

Over 80 dances have been learned during the 20+ years the group has been together. Of course, members are not expected to perform this substantial number of dances during the course of a performing year. The group is continually introduced to new dances which keeps all members challenged and progressing. Dances are learned from various regions of Greece, former regions of Greece and from Cyprus. Preparation for a scheduled performance involves instruction and practice so that the performers can feel confident and enjoy the performance.

 

 

Authentic costumes are worn during all dance performances. To learn about our costumes and their historical significance, please visit Our Costumes page.