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KALAMATIANOS- GREECE

KALAMATIANOS DANCE, GREECE

Kalamatianos is extremely “joyful and festive” a Southeast European dance style. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from Greece, and is extremely popular in Cyprus. Apparently, this dance is also extremely popular around the world, and is performed mainly during social functions. Furthermore, this dance is basically performed around a circle following the […]

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HASAPIKO-GREECE: ‘Butcher’s dance’

HASAPIKO DANCE, GREECE

Hasapiko, a Southeast European form of dancing also known as “Butcher’s dance”. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from Greece, and was developed during the Middle Ages using elements belonging to the military of the Byzantine Empire. Apparently, there exists a slower form of this dance which usually makes use of a 4/4 […]

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BALLOS- GREECE

BALLOS DANCE, GREECE

“To dance or to jump” is the literal translation of a Southeast European dance known as Ballos. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from an archipelago called Aegean Islands located in close proximity to Greece, and is essentially a couple dance. Apparently, there are several modified versions of this dance style available around […]

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