HOLMDEL, NJ – The Hellenic Dancers of NJ will offer the 2nd part of their free “Intro to Greek Dance Workshop” on Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 4 – 5 pm at the Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church, 21 Hillcrest Road, Holmdel, NJ. No experience is necessary, and all dance levels are welcome to this family-friendly event!
Registration is encouraged: [email protected].
Participants will journey to Greece during the workshop by learning four traditional folk dances and they are encouraged to “join the circle of dance” and become a part of the HDNJ “village”.
The cultural and historical significance of each dance will also be shared. Greek folk dance is a cultural thread that connects generations of Greeks through music and movement. Depending on the region, each folk dance depicts the story of a significant moment in Greek history, both ancient and modern. Today, these dances not only preserve Hellenic culture but connects Greeks globally with people of different backgrounds through the common language of dance.
Founded in 1972, The Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey, is a group of 40 young adults who are first, second, or third generation Greek-Americans, and are dedicated to perpetuating their heritage through enthusiastic performances of the regional folk dances of Greece. For 50 years, HDNJ has researched, presented, and preserved over 350 folk dances, songs, and traditions from mainland Greece, its islands, Cyprus, and Asia Minor, and passed them on to three generations of Greek-Americans. The troupe has been commended numerous times throughout its history, for its dedication to its mission, as well as the enthusiasm and excitement of its performances.
This program is made possible in part by funds from Monmouth Arts, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners.