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TRADITIONAL GREEK DANCE

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

Ancient Greek dancing was an important element of ancient Greek life. In many regions in Greece people constantly gathered to celebrate occasions such as weddings, birthdays, new born babies and deaths to from new babies to marriages to funerals to festivals honouring the gods.




Traditional Greek dance is danced and performed in two ways. Circular dances and Line dances. Greek dance workshops for children are a great part of education in schools, people of Greece believe a good dancer is a gift from the gods. Many good dancers in Greece are high rewarded on society and well respected. In the Greek dance workshops for school’s children will learn Ancient Greek dances had specific styles depending on the celebration. Religious celebrations were called Apollonian which were routines that were simple, lots of swaying movement and musical instruments were added into the performance such as flutes and Lyres. Dionysian was a style of dance which meant a new born child honouring the gods. The Dionysian dances were high energy, upbeat and fun. Booking the Greek dance workshop is a perfect way to introduce the Greek topic to your curriculum for all age groups.



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