ENOSIS HELLENIC DANCE GROUPS
The Hellenic Community of Vancouver offers regular classes in traditional Greek dance, for all ages!
The dance groups, under the umbrella name of Enosis, are a homage to the original dance group that represented the Hellenic Community of Vancouver in the early to mid 1970s.
Dimitrios Kontogiannis, of Zéfyros Hellenic Dance Society, is our dance instructor. Dimitrios has been researching and teaching traditional Greek dance for over 30 years, and is committed to preserving Greece’s rich dance heritage. He has been a guest teacher at seminars in Canada and the U.S., and frequently judges at the FDF dance competition.
He hopes to encourage our youth to recognize the value of dancing socially, which has been an integral part of our shared culture for centuries. The dance groups will also be doing dance presentations at community events and festivals.
Classes are ongoing, and students are welcome to join anytime throughout the year! Anyone can come and try the classes for free.
Practice days and times are as follows:
– Filarakia Jr.: our youngest dance group, for children age 6-8. Practice is on Sundays, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.
– Filarakia Sr.: for children age 9-13. Practice is on Sundays, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.
(Note: Filarakia Jr. and Filarakia Sr. practice singing together from 1:15 – 1:30)
– H Parea: our teen group, for youth ages 14-19. Practice is on Wednesdays, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
– Enosis: young adult dance group (more info coming soon)
– Adult Beginner Group: practice is on Wednesday evenings, from 8:00 – 9:30. Students learn social dances from all over Greece (no performing).
Dance classes run from September 8th until the end of June.
Fees for Children’s classes:
Tuition is free for children when parents are members of the Hellenic Community of Vancouver. There is a $75/year fee for non-members.
All registrations are done through our online registration system – please click “Register” below.
If you have any questions about the dance program, please email: [email protected]
Fees for Adult classes:
Fees are $30/month. Please note that adults need to register through the dance instructor. Contact Dimitri at [email protected].