Fees: Standard £ 30 Conc £11 Full £30
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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!
Adult students who are interested in Greek dancing and folk culture! Also, very helpful as a warm-up prior your holidays in Greece!
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.
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.
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.
No extra study or practice outside of the class is expected.
By the student’s contribution in class.
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.
No other costs are expected. A notepad and pen is suggested for the students who would like to take notes.
Students that require support are kindly requested to notify the tutor and H&F Adult Education in advance.