Greek Dancing (Greek Culture Workshops)

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 30 Conc £11 Full £30

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 18:00 - 21:00 1 MAC 14/05/2020 14/05/2020 CWGRE03

What will the course cover?

Dancing has been a part of Greek fold tradition for hundreds of years and it was always an important element of the social and cultural life of the Mediterranean country. This workshop will introduce the cultural importance of Greek folk dances, their meaning and origin. It will also include a demonstration and practical lesson teaching one of the most common dances so expect a lot of Greek music and Opa! - but hopefully no plate smashing!

Who is the course for?

Adult students who are interested in Greek dancing and folk culture! Also, very helpful as a warm-up prior your holidays in Greece!

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No prior skills, knowledge or experience are needed. The course will be delivered in English and will include audio and visual sources. The tutor will also teach a dance and students are expected to follow the rhythm, with the tutor’s guidance.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

The students will gain an understanding of the Greek dancing and culture and will be able to follow and dance to basic folk/ traditions songs and rhythms.

How is the course organised?

This workshop will introduce the cultural importance of Greek folk dances, their meaning and origin. It will also include a demonstration and practical lesson teaching one of the most common dances.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

No extra study or practice outside of the class is expected.

How will my progress be assessed?

By the student’s contribution in class.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Students might like to extend their understanding of Greek culture, by attending different daily workshops in an area of their particular interest: Greek mythology, cuisine or a detailed travel guide prior to their trip to Greece! Students might choose to attend a short course in Greek culture: ‘Beauty in Ancient Greece’, which will discuss the ideals of beauty and craftsmanship and ‘Temples in Ancient Greece: Acropolis of Athens’, which will examine the different phases and the meaning of the temples, buildings and altars in the Acropolis Hill.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

No other costs are expected. A notepad and pen is suggested for the students who would like to take notes.

What support is available?

Students that require support are kindly requested to notify the tutor and H&F Adult Education in advance.