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 des musiques et des danses. Le groupe est sympathique, on s’amuse et rit beaucoup.
Got Questions? We Have Answers!
What do I wear to class?
Whatever is comfortable for you. Some people wear skirt, others jeans, again others come in their gym outfit. The same applies for shoes. Wear something comfortable – either sports shoes, normal flat shoes or low-heel shoes.
What do I bring to class?
Something to drink and… good mood. 🙂
I’m a beginner. What are your best tips?
Complete beginners are also welcome! In order to make the most out of our classes, it’s best to start in September.
Make sure that you’re there at 5pm sharp at the start of our class since we tend to start up with some easier dances before getting to more complex ones.
Avoid being at the very front of the circle – it’s mainly for advanced dancers, since they are the ones who “pull” the circle. However, you learn faster if you stand between more advanced dancers who can “pull and push” you in the right direction. 🙂
Will I learn Sirtaki?
In this one I have to disappoint you. You won’t. Mainly, because Sirtaki doesn’t exist.
So what is this dance that I’ve been shown during my last vacation, I hear you ask. And you’re totally right. Since the big hit of the film Zorba a new dance, the so-called Sirtaki was created, on the basis of a traditional dance, the Chasapiko.
We will leave the Sirtaki for the tavernas and tourist groups. We take special pride to learn TRADITIONAL dances (trust me, they are at least as much fun!). There are over 1,200 of them, so we’ll keep you busy with that for a while.
As for the Chasapiko, we have a separate mini-seminar which is focused around that one.
I’m an advanced dancer. Is your class a good fit?
Sure! We have a mixed group where both beginners and advanced dancers learn a lot. Our classes are built up in a way that they include some lesser known dances (some that even advanced dancers might not have heard of) and we also love teaching variations and figures which is especially great for people with existing dance experience. In fact, some of our members have been with us for over 7 years! 🙂
How do you teach a mixed group?
In order to better structure the class, it’s divided into two sections. 5-6pm is mainly for beginner level, 6-7pm is mainly advanced level. You are free to stay on both classes, but know that level is adjusted according to the division mentioned above.
Do I need a partner?
Greek dances are mainly circle dances (except when they are danced in couples… or groups of three… or four… or five 😀 ). Therefore no need to come with a partner. Relax! But if you come with a friend, even better. The more, the merrier!
I have a medical condition or injure. Can I still participate in class?
Let’s talk! Depending on your condition I might be able advise you if our classes are the right fit or not. In general terms, if your injury is related to your arms or shoulders, we can find a workaround, no worries. If you’re not too fit, you can always take a break a skip a dance or two. We even had cancer patients on our dance classes. The healing power of music and dance (and a great goup of people) can do wonders… 😉
Is there a set class schedule?
Yes. We meet every Sunday, except for some holidays and other occasions. These are mentioned in Dance Class page under the Changes/News section. Members also get notified by email.
Can I get reimbursed?
The short answer is – no. Before commiting, we give you the opportunity to check out our classes for free.
In case you need more than one occasions to decide, then probably our class is not a good fit for you.
Once you commit and purchase your membership, there is no reimbursement possible. If you have a long-term medical condition, let’s talk. Such cases though are left at our discretion. Also see our general Terms & Conditions here.
What if I get sick or injured and cannot come to the classes for a while?
If you have a medical condition due to injury or illness, follow the provisions of our Terms & Conditions so you get an extension of your membership.
Can I try out the classes before I commit to a membership?
Sure. In fact, for every newcomer we give the opportunity of a free trial class. However, registration upfront is mandatory. Register for the trial class using this form.
Shall I call or register before coming for the first time?
Yes, previous registration is mandatory. Sometimes we have member-only classes or no class due to a holiday or special occasion, so by registering we can advise you if another date would be more appropriate. Also, we need to keep a ledger with contact details of all class attendants due to Covid-19 measures.
Why don’t you offer single (one off) dance classes?
We used to do that in the past. People could pop into our classes just once a while and pay for a single class. However, we noticed that they often felt frustrated as they missed out on a lot in between classes and it’s also holding back the rest of the group. So we decided not to offer this opportunity any more. We count on people who want to be a regular member of our group and thus the whole group can advance together.
Do you do private dance classes?
Yes, we do! In fact, we have been teaching private classes for over 8 years now, on multiple occasions. Sometimes as a wedding preparation, as a birthday surprise or a team building, or simply for the sake of learning and/or fun. For one person, a couple, a group of up to 20 people… There are lots of possibilities. See our Private Dance Class page or contact us for more info.
Any other questions we didn’t answer? Use the contact form on the sidebar and ask away!
Want to Know More?
Feel free to contact us any time:
Erika: +32 473 66 44 61
Ippokratis: +32 477 25 45 36
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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!!!
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.