Pseloretes offers dance classes to their youth to introduce them to traditional music and dance steps that are currently performed on the island and that have been passed down for generations.
The club is proud to offer three different levels.
Beginners 1 (3-6 years old)
This group focuses on learning the basic steps of Cretan dances, Siganos, Syrto, and Sousta. The purpose is to introduce the dancers to a structured dance group, lessons, and performances.
This group will perform Syrto and Sousta at the Annual Dance.
Beginners 2 (6-9 years old)
This group focuses on the basic set of Cretan dances, Siganos, Syrto, Sousta, and possibly Melevesiotiko. The purpose is to reinforce the dancers to a structured dance group, lessons, and performances, and expand upon their dancing skills. Each dancer should be able to perform each dance correctly and follow instruction from the teacher.
This group will perform the Syrto, Sousta, and possibly Melevesiotiko at the Annual Dance.
Intermediate (9-15 years old)
At this level, the student will continue to develop the basic steps they were taught in the beginner’s class with the introduction of routines and choreography. In addition, Pentozali, Maleviziotiko, and Forgotten Dances will be taught. Each dancer must be able to perform each dance correctly and follow instruction from the teacher.
Seniors (16 years old or older)
As a senior dance group member, the class will focus on mastering the core dances while including the “forgotten” dances of the Cretan culture.
Students at this level are expected to perform at various performances throughout the year.
Students must be a minimum of 16 years old to register for classes or have the permission of the instructor.
Senior - Matina Fabian and Bobby Markakis (some dates)
Intermediate - Matina Fabian and Mariana El-Ali
Beginner 2 - Mariana El-Ali and Leah El-Ali
Beginner 1 - MarianaEl-Ali and Leah El-Ali
Registration Fee: $60 per family
Late Registration Fee: $80 per family
Tuition: $20 per child
Costume Deposit: $100 per family
To register in the dance group, parents MUST be members of Pseloretes, or KPHTH Ladies Club, or the dancer must be a member of the Levedoyenna Youth Group, in good standing.
It would be recommended that each dancers family purchase at least 2 annual dance tickets to see their kids/grandkids performing during our Annual dance February the 10th 2018
Saturday September 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coffee with donuts will be available.
Practice Dates/Times (Times may be adjusted by teachers):
10:00AM - 11:30AM - Weekly - Senior
11:45AM - 12:45PM - Weekly - Intermediate
01:00PM - 01:45PM - Weekly - Beginner 2
01:45PM - 02:15PM - Weekly - Beginner 1
(September 23, 2017 – February 10, 2018, excluding holidays/breaks)