Cretan Dance Workshop

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Join Us for a Cretan Dance Workshop!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

at the Hellenic Center, 2500 Clairmont Road, Atlanta GA 30329

Do you want to Dance? Ever wished you could do those fancy dance steps performed at almost every Cretan Glendi? If so, now is your chance! Samaria Chapter of the PanCretan Association of America is hosting a dance workshop on January 30, 2016 in conjunction with our annual Cretan Glendi.

Here is the agenda:

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am: Adult beginners. Learn the basic steps for Syrtos, Sigano-Pentozali, Malevisioti,
    and Sousta
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am: Children ages 3-12. Review the basic steps for the above dances. Practice new figures and learn to perform the talimia (jumps) and other special steps. Practice dances to be performed at the Glendi that evening.
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lunch provided for participants.
  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Children 3-12 who will perform at the Glendi that evening will practice with the musicians before heading home to rest up for the evening.
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00pm: Adult and Teen Dancers interested in learning advanced figures and lesser known  dances of Crete.

The instructor for the workshop will be Mr. Nikos Votzakis of Clearwater, Florida. Many of you may have had the pleasure of watching his dancers (Drosoulites) perform in the past. If you have not seen them, you  can see videos at the following links:

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This workshop is being made possible by a grant from the PAA Cultural Committee as a result of a recent endowment from the Paterakis family and as such is free to all members of the PAA and their families. The only requirement is that you must register for the workshop by January 10, 2016 so that we will know how many to prepare for. For those with no PAA affiliation who are interested in participating, there will be a $20 fee which will include lunch the day of the workshop as well as the instruction and you must purchase a ticket to the Glendi when you register.

For out of town guests we have secured a rate of $109 per night for Friday 1/29/16 thru Sunday 1/31/16 including breakfast at Holiday Inn Express (2920 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta , GA 30329). For reservations, call 1-888-465-4329 or 404-248-1550 and use group code SCP. Reservations must be made by 12/28/15.

For more information contact Beth Doulgerakis ( or cell: 770-633-4815) or James Boutzoukas: cell (727) 224-7933.