Greece

ISIOS HOROS- GREECE

Meaning “straight dance” when literally translated is a Southeast European dance form known as Isios Horos. This “popular” dance 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, this dance is performed in a group by males […]

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IKARIOTIKOS- GREECE

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

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GIKNAS- GREECE

Performed mainly before a “wedding” is a Southeast European dance form known as Giknas. This “folk” 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 females in the country. A. History/origin of Giknas: […]

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GAITANAKI DANCE- GREECE

Performed mainly in a “circle” is a Southeast European dance form known as Gaitanaki Dance. This “traditional” dance is said to have 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 of […]

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FISOUNIS- GREECE

Literally meaning “to a strong wind” (when translated to English) is a Southeast European dance style known as Fisounis. This “women” dance is said to have originated from a town such as Preveza and a region known as Epirus located in Greece. Furthermore, this dance is performed in a group with the dancers (females) arranging […]

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ENDEKA KOZANIS- GREECE

Performed mainly during “marriages” is a dance style known as Endeka Kozanis. 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 an 11-meter […]

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DIPLOS HOROS- 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- GREECE

Performed by “refugees” is a Southeast European dance style known as Atsiapat. 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 is known for exaggerate feet movements. A. […]

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MAKEDONIKOS ANTIKRISTOS- GREECE

Literally meaning “Face-to-Face dance from Macedonia” is a Southeast European dance form known as Makedonikos Antikristos. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated from a city called Kozani located in southern Greece. Furthermore, this dance is mainly performed by couple i.e. a male and female. A. History/origin of the Makedonikos Antikristos: According to the […]

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AI GEORGIS- GREECE

Named after a mythological character “Arcas” is a Southeastern European dance style known as Ai Georgis. This “traditional” dance 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, this […]

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