Erika est une excellente pédagogue; sa manière de décomposer les pas les rend plus faciles. On apprend des figures et on se sent progresser. On apprend beaucoup sur la Grèce à travers le choix de musique et des danses. Le groupe est sympathique, on s’amuse et rit beaucoup.
The Richest Variety of Greek Dances
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Welcome to Terpsichori Greek Dance Circle!
Where it’s about more than just steps…
Did you know that there are over 1,200 traditional Greek dances? And it’s not just about this high number of dances – but the huge variation we can experience in the different regions of Greece. Music and dance are changing from village to village… Fascinating, especially for the size of the country, do you agree?
Due to the folklorisation of Greek dances, most of these hardly get exposure among the wider public though.
People return from holiday thinking that Greek dances are about Syrtaki, Zorba, Chasaposerviko, Zeibekiko and Tsifteteli – dances they see in tavernas, holiday resorts and bars.
And the “lucky” ones who get to see some local dances, often get a distorted or modernized version of the dance in order to impress laic people.
Meanwhile, the REAL dances start to get forgotten…
Terpsichori Greek Dance Circle’s mission is to teach this rich variety of traditional dances to a wider public the authentic way, while having fun at the same time.
Authenticity is our highest value – therefore when you join our dance classes or seminars, you will only see real dances, as they were / are danced in villages.
Our philosophy is that a dance is more than just the steps – it all came alive influenced by the geography, social status, musical instruments, costumes, religion, customs etc. of that specific village!
Why are there many couple dances in the islands?
Why is the right arm underneath our right neighbour’s left arm with the crossed handhold?
Why did the Sarakatsans and Vlachs dance with slow and quiet steps?
Why does music in Rhodes, Kos or Karpathos resemble to Cretan music?
Plenty of questions – and plenty of answers…
During our dance classes, we encourage participants to notice the characteristics of the different dance regions and be able to recognize them when hearing a piece of music.
And with the repetition of dances our aim is to make people remember some important details about the dance (why, where and when it is danced).
Meet Your Teacher
Chief Greek Dance Passionate
Our dance classes are given by Erika Saradidis-Kalmar:
Founder of Terpsichori Greek Dance Circle
25 years of Greek dance experience
Researcher of traditional Greek dances
Teaching and hosting dance events for 9 years
What people say about us
When I moved to Brussels from Greece, Erika’s classes quickly became a home away from home for me. I found a lively and multicultural group who seemed to know all about the Greek tradition of philoxenia. I love the inclusive, non-competitive approach to the classes and they have become a key part of my week. When friends ask me what I’m doing on a Sunday afternoon, I tell them I’m going to get my Greek dance fix!
Το κάθε μάθημα ισορροπεί μεταξύ άσκησης και μάθησης αλλά και ευχαρίστησης και παρείστικης διάθεσης! Η ‘Ερικα, σωστή στο ρόλο της δασκάλας και ο Ιπποκράτης σωστός στην υποστήριξη όλης της ομάδας. Συγχαρητήρια!!!
Méthode rendant les danses les plus compliquées très accessibles dans une ambiance chaleureuse et conviviale. Merci.
Un cours agréable ou on ne dénature pas la danse grecque, bien au contraire. Erika contribue à perpétuer les traditions de danse. Elle ne se limite pas à nous apprendre simplement les pas et ses variantes mais aussi à nous expliquer l’historique des danses, ce qui rend ce cours très enrichissant.
Another Greek dance seminar has come to an end. Most emotional for me for certain reason.
People we are trying to get to know because they have become customary in our eyes. Others we meet for the first time and we hope that this will not be the last. Receive and give evergy to move forward… All this through Greek folk dances and teachers who share their knowledge with passion.
A Greek dance seminar by Terpsichori in Brussels includes all this kind of feelings…
This is probably WHY IT WORKS. 😉
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Sept 2019 - June 2020
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