Greek Dancing

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

DANCE PROGRAM

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:

  • Bouboukia: our youngest dance group, for children age 5-6. Practice is on Sundays, from 12:00 – 12:45pm (Instructor: Maria Koroneos)
  • Filarakia: for children age 7-10. Practice is on Sundays, from 12:00 – 1:00pm.
  • Parea: for children age 11-16. Practice is on Sundays, from 1:00 – 2:30pm.
  • Enosis: our young adult group. Practice is on Monday evenings, from 7:00 – 8:30pm.
  • Zefyros (Adult Beginner Group): practice is on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Students learn social dances from all over Greece.
  • Zefyros (Adult Intermediate Group): practice is on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 – 9:00pm. Students learn social dances from all over Greece.
  • Zefyros (Adult Advanced Group): practice is on Tuesday evenings, from 7:30 – 9:00pm.

Registration and Fees 2023-2024

All registrations are done through our online registration system – please register below.

Fees for Children’s classes: 

Tuition is free for children in Bouboukia, Filarakia, & Parea when parents are members of the Hellenic Community of Vancouver. There is a $75/year fee per child for non-members. After registering on this website, please contact the office to submit payment. 

Fees for Adult classes: 

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

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

Zefyros Adult Intermediate Group: fees are $35/month, or $40/month for those who are also attending the advanced class on Tuesdays.

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

If you have any questions about the dance program, please email:  Dimitrios Kontogiannis zefyrosdance@gmail.com or youthprograms@helleniccommunity.org.  

Child and Youth Registration Form

(use this form for Bouboukia, Filarakia, Parea and Enosis)

Adult Registration Form