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Greek Dancing-Every Greek Likes to Dance

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Greek dancing is very enjoyable. Greeks are very proud of their dances and there are many dances almost one from every part of Greece. Some Greek dancers are spectacular. Greek dancing is an important part of weddings and celebrations and it plays an important role in a Greeks life. In ancient times it was held in high regard in particular for its education properties. Greek dancing is built up on the natural movements of all the parts of the human body, and the onlooker realizes this sub-consciously as he observes the beautiful and essentially healthy effect of the performance. If the Board of Education would allow Miss Ginner and her pupils to introduce instruction in this magnificent art-form into all our Schools, in a very few years’ time the health of the nation would, we are convinced, improve to an extent wholly unattainable through other forms of physical instruction and health education. Greek dancing is an excellent way to get people up and moving, especially kids. There is no pressure to pair up and anyone can fake it. Greek dancing is amazing. Not only does it represent culture and history of many regions of Greece (and outskirts of Greece), but it is also a whirl of fun. Greek dancing is supplied by Corfu’s premier troupe, with peacock bright regional costumes and plenty of swirling skirts and high kicks. The climax of the program is a spectacular Zorbas, after which you can join in and learn the dances yourself. Greek dancing is sure to get your guests feet tapping. Greek dancing is a beautiful thing.
Here is a video of the most famous Greek Dance


Zorba the Greek is a life-affirming novel in that it attempts to convince the reader that life should just be lived and not taken too seriously. Zorba, the hero, is of this sort. Zorba the Greek is the most amusing of these; it is told in the first person by Kazantzakis, who meets Zorba in a waterfront caf?n Piraeus, and agrees to take him to Crete. Most of the book is taken up with the adventures of Zorba, a lesser Ulysses, healthy, happy, roguish, loving women, wine and food, completely lacking in self-division, while Kazantzakis struggles with an epic about the Buddha and renunciation. Zorba the Greek is the favoured soundtrack. Zorba the Greek is about a bigger than life character who leaves the reader with the feeling that there is a source of energy in all of us which is largely untapped. Greek dancing is, in my opinion, the perfect dancing form since it offers a variety of different styles. It can be danced in large circles of people, in lines, in threes and in couples. Greek dancing is a “soul” dance in which the leader expresses his innermost emotions through various movements. He leads with a line of dancers supporting his/her dance embellishments. Greek dancing is lively, breathless and above all fun. You cannot help but laugh as you whirl and twirl faster and faster round and round, gripped by strong hands that pull you in almost the right direction.

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3 Responses to “Greek Dancing-Every Greek Likes to Dance”

  1. Da Goddess
    September 2nd, 2008 @ 7:51 am

    As someone who married into a Greek family and an Orthodox convert, I have to agree with you on the dancing. It’s so beautiful and soulful. From the most experience dancer to the smallest child on the dancefloor, there’s a wealth of emotion and passion played out.

  2. admin
    September 2nd, 2008 @ 9:00 am

    I agree, Greek dancing is very soulful and it is beautiful. Although Greek myself, I have to admit though that my Greek dancing skills are somewhat primitive…Greek dancing was a mandatory course in School in Athens but it never stuck to me….

  3. dimitri
    September 2nd, 2008 @ 8:08 pm

    I also agree- Greek dancing is very soulful and beautiful. I have used the power of the Hellenic footwork to lay the foundation upon which the bricks of seduction are delicately placed in the process of building the house of ecstasy. I would be willing to bet (gambling is also a large part of Greek culture, which i hope you will find the time to explore on your amazing blog internet site) that should i have the opportunity to move my feet in elegant unison with those of “Da Goddess” that she would forget her vows and melt faster and hotter than a saganaki lit by the hand of Hephaestus himself.

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