Greek Dances

Greek Dances are divided into folk and traditional dances. Folk dances are dances accompanied by folk instruments that express the common feeling, and have been connected to the world of rebetiko and are danced by people of all social classes in various social situations. They are pan-Hellenic dances and are separated from the traditional ones, since the traditional ones concern a specific place in Greece. The main ones are the zeibeki, the butcher, the karsilamas, the butcher, etc.


A solitary and masculine dance that is not governed by rules, figures and steps, but is based on improvisation that stems from the dancer's sorrow. It has to do with our interiority and mainly with our pain, which when we express it by dancing we are not addressing others, but ourselves...

Its coming from the Ancient Greece and it was the thankgivens and the pray of the people to Zeus for giving them bread.


It comes from the Byzantine Empire and was used to be danced by butchers, from where it got its name. Widespread group dance, danced in a straight line, with many and impressive figures.

The butcher's dance was the basis for the sirtaki (popularized by the movie "Alexis Zorbas" and thus abroad it is considered one of the most representative Greek dances.


It all reminds Greece, even if it is not considered a "traditional" dance. It is one of those musical sounds that, wherever it is heard on the planet, whoever hears it will understand that it is related to Greek culture. Zorba's dance, the unique sirtaki, written by Mikis Theodorakis and included in the album "Zorba the Greek". With the release of the film, the track became known all over the world, while various musicians from all countries and from all genres of music covered it giving it a place in many music charts worldwide.

The dance is also known as "Zorba the Greek Dance Sirtaki". Dancers form a line or circle and hold the shoulder of the person next to them while dancing. Sirtaki is a mix of elements from Greek traditional dances, such as Hasapiko and Hasaposerviko. The pace it picks up as the piece continues is such that few manage to keep up. Its name is not accidental, as the word "sirtaki" comes from the word "syrtos". It is a designation used for a group of traditional dances in which the dancers drag their feet. But the sirtaki unites the trotting dance with the dance that involves frequent, small and very fast bounces of the legs, in its fastest part. And that's what makes it so unique.

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