Featured Dance Groups

TRADITIONAL GREEK DANCING

Traditional dance is deeply ingrained in Hellenic Culture. Our history is not only communicated and passed down through spoken word, but through the visual language of dance. Not only is the movement important, but so is the accompanying song whose lyrics focus on a number of topics and occasions. These include village society and daily life, relationships, loss, hope, war, and spirituality. Each region in Greece is unique and identifiable in it's instrumentation and it's traditional costume. We look forward to presenting to you the importance and relevance of folklore in our culture.

THE HELLENIC SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL DANCE

The Hellenic School of Traditional Dance is organized into nine groupings under the following classifications: Children/Adolescent, Adult, Training Group and The Odyssey Dance Troupe. These groups practice weekly throughout the scholastic year, and most will be highlighting their efforts for you at GreekFest!
The Dance School is under the direction of Ms. Theodora Koulouris.

LOCAL DANCE TROUPES
Junior and Senior Dance Performances
Performances are on an on-going basis throughout the festival. Please refer to the schedule for dates and times, and then come out and support them!

THE ODYSSEY DANCE TROUPE

The Odyssey Dance Troupe is the premiere group of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa. Performances consistently focus on selected regions of Greece, and are enriched through song and traditional costume local to the region. Performances are presented on an on-going basis throughout the festival. Please refer to the schedule for dates and times, and then come out and support them!

MULTICULTURAL NIGHTS

Both evenings are dedicated to the promotion of friendship and unity through cultural diversity. Participating groups will present time honoured traditions and melodies for all to embrace and share. Dates and groups to be determined!