Greek Dancing

Classes are currently up and running! Please go ahead with registration below.


The Hellenic Community of Vancouver offers regular classes in traditional Greek dance, for all ages and levels! Please see below for more details & registration info.

Dance students will learn dances from various regions of Greece, focussing on the steps and style that are characteristic to each area. This will give students a broad knowledge of the longstanding folk dance traditions in Greece, which continue to be practiced today.

Our dance instructor, Dimitrios Kontogiannis, has been researching and teaching traditional Greek dance for over 40 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 students to recognize the value of dancing socially, which has been an integral part of our shared culture for centuries. Some of the community’s dance groups also do presentations at community events and festivals.

Classes are ongoing, and students are welcome to join anytime throughout the year! Newcomers can try out their first class for free.

Practice days and times are as follows:

  • Filarakia: our youngest dance group, for children age 7-10. Practice is on Sundays, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.
  • Parea: for children age 11-16. Practice is on Sundays, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.
  • Enosis: our young adult group. Practice is on Monday evenings, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
  • Zefyros (Adult Beginner Group): practice is on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Students learn social dances from all over Greece.
  • Zefyros (Adult Intermediate Group): practice is on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Students learn social dances from all over Greece.
  • Zefyros (Adult Advanced Group): practice is on Tuesday evenings, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

Dance classes run from the beginning of September until the end of July.

Practices start during the first week after Labour Day.

Fees for Children’s classes: 

Tuition is free for children in Filarakia & Parea when parents are members of the Hellenic Community of Vancouver. There is a $75/year fee for non-members.

All registrations for children in Filarakia & Parea are done through our online registration system – please click “Register” below.

Fees for Adult classes: 

Please note that adults need to register with the dance instructor. Contact Dimitri at

Enosis Young Adult Group: fees are $30/month for high school & university students, and $40/month for non-students.

Zefyros Adult Beginner Group & Zefyros Adult Intermediate Group: fees are $35/month.

Zefyros Adult Advanced Group: Fees are $40/month.

If you have any questions about the dance program, please email:  Dimitrios Kontogiannis or  

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