Dance like a Greek! Traditional dance workshop, Island Ikaria

The workshops will focus on traditional dances of Ikaria and other islands, but we will also look at dances from other parts of the country. Beginners are expected and welcome, and more advanced dancers should be prepared to dance with beginners. Since the teachers of dance and the organizers of the workshop are Greeks, Greek will be used as well as English, French and Spanish.  This is a great opportunity for students of modern Greek to improve their language skills.  For 2018 you have a choice of two summer workshops:

  • 20-29 June 2018
  • 17-26 July 2018

Excursions are also organized for a look at local restaurants and the island beaches, visits to local artisans (winemakers, beekeepers, farmers, and so on). In the evenings we participate in the famous Ikarian panigiri, or we are organizing our own “panigiri” combined with cooking all together traditional Ikarian and Greek dishes, food, wine, music and a lot of dance.

  • Duration: 10 days
  • Language: English, French, Spanish & Greek. When necessary translation (Greek to English and English to Greek) will be provided during visits to local artisans, etc.

Location – Accommodation

The Ikarian Centre’s campus in Arethousa, Ikaria

About the teachers

Tow, passionate with the traditional dance, young Greek women, Dimitra & Chryssa, will be your teacher at the seminar and introduce you to a variety of traditional Greek dances. Dimitra and Chrysa have build a special web site for this course,  where you can find more info about them, the course tuition and the course itself: Dance like a Greek!

Contact the teachers

You can contact directly the teachers for any question regarding the course.


You can register on-line from Chrysa & Dimitra’s web site

Any payments must be  deposited directly to the teachers. For special terms, like what happens if you cancel you participation etc, please contact the teachers