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The Hellenic Dance Program has been flourishing here in Marietta. We have been a part of the community since 1991 and we continue to grow. Today, we have six dance groups that cover Pre-K to 12 grades. In 2005, we added an Adult Dance Program as well.
From ages three to adult, the Marietta Greek Dance Ministry is one of the largest in the southeast and the largest in Georgia with 135 dancers participating in the program. Our high school troupe, “Eleftheria”, is well decorated having won gold in 2001 and bronze medals in 2004, 2005 and 2011. Our adult troupe, “Metamorphosi”, earned back-to-back Bronze medals 2014 and 2015 at the Hellenic Dance Festival, a competition of Greek Folk dance troupe from the southeastern region of the US.
All during the day enjoy traditional dances from various regions of Greece. Each dance group performs dances from a different region. Sit back and enjoy your tour of Greece through our beautiful folk dancing in our traditional folk costumes.
The evening shows this year will take you on a journey through time illustrating the last 100 years of Greek history through dance. We will start in the “Rembetiko” period of the 1920s-1940s. the music of this period is what we call the Rhythm and Blues period. Much of the music from this time period was born out of depression and oppression like the American Blues. Then we will see the 1950s-1970s Pop period better known as “Zorba.” This was the prosperous time in Greece and it showed again in the music with the livelier beats of the Zorba. We will close the evening with dances based on Greek folk dances and choreographed to the latest hits and remixed classics.