Entertainment & Special Events
Greek Music & Dancing!
Friday, June 3rd
5:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 8:00
Saturday, June 4th
12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Free Greek Dance Lessons!
With audience participation following each dance exposition!
Dance Director: Nikki Totorica and her dance Troupe:
The Greek Mediterranean Dancers
Featuring the Greek Dances..
Hasapiko – Comes from the union of butchers in Constantinople – it has become the best known Greek dance since the movie “Zorba the Greek”.
Pentozali – Originally from Crete – the name comes from the Greek words “pente” and”zala” which means five steps.
Cretan Syrto – The syrtos and kalamatianos use the same dance steps, but the syrto is in 4/4 time and the kalamatiano is in 7/8 time, organized in a slow (3 beat), quick (2 beat), quick (2 beat) rhythm.
Kalamatianos – The name comes from a song about Kalamata – the first area to be liberated in the Greek Revolution of 1821
Maleviziotiko – originally from Crete, is a light and jumpy dance, and extremely cardiovascular.
Karsilamas (couples dance) – is a Greek folk dance found in the region of Macedonia. The term “karsilamas” comes from the Turkish word “karsilama” meaning “face to face greeting”
Zorba’s Dance – Epitomizes the Greek sentiment, no matter what happens, dance & enjoy life! Loved by young & old alike and memorialized by Anthony Quinn in the movie Zorba the Greek this ends the night with fun for everyone!