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.
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.
Something to drink and… good mood. 🙂
If you feel like it, you can also bring a light snack for the break.
Nope. Complete beginners are welcome! However, 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 at the start of our class since we tend to start up with some easier dances before getting to more complex ones.
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! 🙂
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!
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 (I myself was even teaching while on cancer treatment!). The healing power of music and dance (and a great goup of people) can do wonders… 😉
Yes. In general terms we have on Sundays from 5 to 7 pm. However, there are some holidays and other occasions (like our dance seminar weekends) when we don’t have a class. If you’re a member, you’ll get notified of these occasions. Otherwise you can always find them up on our website here (check “When?” tab).
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 special mini-seminar in Spring which is focused around that one.
Well, it depends! Our dancing season lasts from September to June and normally includes around 35-40 classes.
If you think you can come only roughly once a month, a card of 10 units might be the best option for you. The price is 90€ (which means 9€/class).
If you can come to our class more or less regularly, the card of 20 units is a great option. At 120€ you pay only 6€/class.
If you commit to be a regular member and don’t want to have the hussle of counting the classes, our yearly subscription is by far the best option for you. At 150€ you have access to all our classes PLUS you’ll also get discount on our weekend seminars. Hint: Alone this discount is more than the price difference between the yearly subscription and the card of 20 units, so you understand why we mean it’s best option…
Our curriculum and teaching level is adjusted to our yearly subscription holders. Just sayin’. 😉
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 a card or yearly subscription, 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.
Yes, please register here. It makes our life easier if we know about you in advance. It’s also better for you to get a confirmation that we actually do have a class on the date picked or it’s not a special class (sometimes we have special classes with feasts where you won’t have the same experience as on our regular classes).
You can pay by cash on the spot or by bank transfer before your second class.
Our bank details are:
Erika Kalmar / Terpsichori
IBAN: BE50 3770 1518 8318
Please mention “Yearly subscription / card of 10 or 20 units” + your name in the comment.
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, what we noticed is these people 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 count to come to our class at least 10 times during a year.
Yes, we do! In fact, we have been teaching private classes for over 7 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.
What people say about us
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.