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ISIOS HOROS DANCE – GREECE

Isios Horos dance is a traditional Greek folk dance. The literal translation of Isios Horos is ‘straight dance’. This Southeast European dance form is a popular dance and is said to have originated from an island called ‘Kalymanos’ located in Greece. Furthermore, this dance is mainly performed in the island during festive occasions. In addition, […]

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IKARIOTIKOS DANCE FROM GREECE

IKARIOTIKOS DANCE, GREECE

Ikariotikos dance, also commonly referred to as “Kariotikos” is a Southeast European dance form. This traditional folk dance is said to have originated from a Greek island called Ikaria. Furthermore, this dance is accompanied by a famous song titled “My love of Ikaria” written and composed by Giorgos Konitopoulas. In addition, this dance is mainly […]

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GIKNAS DANCE – GREECE

Giknas dance is a traditional Greek folk dance performed mainly before a ‘wedding’. This Southeast European dance is supposed to have originated from a city called Orestiada located in the northeast of Greece. Apparently, this dance has been named after a ‘coloured nail polish’ used frequently by women in the country. A. History/origin of Giknas […]

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GAITANAKI DANCE- GREECE

GAITANAKI DANCE, GREECE

Gaitanaki dance is a traditional Greek folk dance performed mainly in a circle. This Southeast European dance form is a traditional dance which originated from a region called Thessaly located in Greece. Furthermore, this dance is performed using a “wooden” pole comprising of about twelve ribbons. In addition, this dance is performed in a group […]

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FISOUNIS DANCE FROM GREECE

Fisounis dance is a traditional Greek folk dance literally meaning ‘to a strong wind’ (when translated to English). This Southeast European dance style is a ‘women’ dance or female dance. Fisounis is said to have originated from a town called Preveza and a region known as Epirus located in Greece. Furthermore, this dance is performed […]

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ENDEKA KOZANIS DANCE – GREECE

Endeka Kozanis dance is a celebratory Greek folk dance from performed mainly during ‘weddings’. This “celebratory” dance is said to have originated from a town called Kozani located in north Greece. In addition, this dance style is said to have been introduced within the Greek culture by the Turks. Furthermore, this dance is performed to […]

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DIPLOS HOROS DANCE – GREECE

Usually performed by forming a “circle” is a Southeast European dance form known as Diplos Horos. This “group” dance is supposed to have originated from a regional unit called Messenia located in Greece. Furthermore, in this dance style a simple formation known as “sta tria” is used. In addition, this dance along with the accompanying […]

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ATSIAPAT DANCE – GREECE & TURKEY

ATSIAPAT DANCE FROM GREECE

Atsiapat also called Atsapat is a traditional Greek male dance. This “traditional” is said to have originated from a region called Pontus located in Greece. Furthermore, this dance is considered to be a part of the “three traditional male Greek dances”. In addition, this dance style involves a combination of short steps and exaggerated feet […]

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MAKEDONIKOS ANTIKRISTOS DANCE – GREECE

MAKEDONIKOS ANTIKRISTOS DANCE, GREECE

Makedonikos Antikristos dance is a traditional Greek folk dance literally meaning “Face-to-Face dance from Macedonia”. This Southeast European dance form is a “traditional” dance said to have originated from a city called Kozani located in southern Greece. Furthermore, this is a partner dance mainly performed by couple. A. History/origin of the Makedonikos Antikristos dance: According […]

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AI GEORGIS DANCE – GREECE

AI GEORGIS DANCE, GREECE

Ai Georgis dance is a traditional Greek folk dance named after a mythological character “Arcas”. This Southeastern European dance style is said to have originated from a village called “Nestani” located in Greece. Furthermore, this dance is mainly performed during festive occasions such as during St George’s feast celebrated usually after Easter Sunday. In addition, […]

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