Dance workshop with Achilleas Tsiaras – Kypseli – May 8

Greek Dance Workshop
with Achilleas Tsiaras

Live Stream from Meliti in the Roumlouki region of Macedonia, Greece
Saturday, May 8, 2021
1 pm PDT, 3 pm CDT, 4 pm EDT, 23:00 in Greece, 10 am in Hawaii

Click here to join the event on Zoom

Achilleas will teach Dimitroula, Seferli, Geiko and more dances
from his home in Roumlouki, Central Macedonia, Greece.

English translation provided by Giouli Dimou and Joe Graziosi

We continue to offer dance workshops via Zoom to support our dance teachers and musicians. Most of the donations we receive are given to the instructor or musician with a small amount reserved for Kypseli to build up a reserve. Though we cannot meet in person, we want to stay connected to our Greek dancing friends.  We hope to come back to dance together as soon as it is safe to do so!

Free to join but donations welcome.

If you wish to donate via Venmo, please use: @Jozef-bilman
If you wish to donate via Zelle, please use: 
If you wish to donate via PayPal, please use: 
(Please note the updated email!)
and note that you are donating to “Friends and Family”.
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By |2021-05-07T09:33:38-07:00May 7th, 2021|Dance, Greek, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Greek Dance Workshop with Kyriakos Moisidis at FACONE – April 17

Greek Dance Workshop
with Kyriakos Moisidis

Saturday, April 16: 2:00 – 4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom – To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

To support FAC and this program $10 is suggested, but any amount is appreciated.

About the Workshop

Kyriakos will be teaching dances from a variety of regions within the country. A list of dances from which he will choose for Saturday’s workshop will be posted on this page soon.

Join this workshop via Zoom by activating the link that will be posted here prior to the event.

About Kyriakos

Kyriakos is a prolific researcher instructor, and performer of Greek traditional dance. Born in the village of Prohoma, near Thessaloniki, his family origins trace back to Pontic Greeks from the region of Kars (present-day northeastern Turkey).

In 2003, Kyriakos completed a degree in Physical Education and Athletics from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, with a major in traditional dance. He has conducted extensive research on traditional Greek dance, music, and customs. He is a very popular teacher and well-versed in the dances from all regions of Greece; his expertise on dance traditions from Pontos, Kappadokia, […]

By |2021-04-14T16:57:15-07:00April 14th, 2021|Dance, Greek, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Dance workshop with Yannis Konstantinou – Kypseli – Apr 3

Greek Dance Workshop
with Yannis Konstantinou

Live Stream from Lake Prespa, in the Florina region of Greece
1:00 pm PDT * 4:00 pm EDT * 23:00 in Greece
Click here to join the event on Zoom

Yannis Konstantinou has hosted seminars in the Lake Prespa region of NW Greece every August, attracting hundreds of international dance enthusiasts.

His passion for traditional music and dance began in his childhood, dancing with his family in his parents’ villages of Alona and Akrites in the Florina region of Greece. Today, his knowledge extends beyond that of the Greek Macedonian people indigenous to the area.  More about Yannis can be found here.

The Kypseli website is here.
Contact email: 

Donations welcome via PayPal to  or via Venmo @jozef-bilman.
Or if you wish to send a check, please email Jozef , or Anne at  ($15 suggested.)

By |2021-03-27T15:44:33-07:00March 27th, 2021|Dance, Greek, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

2020 Kolo Festival Update – November 26-29

Kolo Festival 2020 FlyerGreetings & Salutations, all y’all!

If you haven’t subscribed to our YouTube Channel, please do!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC54ZTwuzkIpDEdlsF6Mn9Qg/

And enjoy checking out the bands that will be providing music for us this year:
https://kolofestival.org/music/performers.html

And our teaching staff:
https://kolofestival.org/teachers.html

Lots more to come, soon!
-Bill

Download flyer here

By |2020-10-21T13:44:58-07:00October 21st, 2020|Balkan, Culture, Dance, Greek, International, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Greek Dance Class – Thrace – Joe Graziosi – Wednesdays

Please join tonight Wednesday Oct 21  8 PM – 9:15 PM East Coast Time for the second of my series on Thracian Greek dances. On the slate for tonight are Bogdanos and Milisso from Monastiri; Sfarlis from Bana; and Troirou and Baiduska from Boyialiki

We will continue the following Wed  dances of the Evros region and will start with dances common to the village of Asvestades

Those of you who would like to donate (a suggested $15, though of course no limit to one’s generosity) can do so via:
Venmo:  Joseph-Graziosi-2
Paypal:   
note: to avoid fees on PayPal, people should  choose the “Friends and Family” option (instead of “Goods and Services”), and pay from a checking account instead of from a credit or debit card.

or check to:
Joseph Graziosi
PO Box 512
W. Hyannisport, MA 02672

Topic: Greek Dance Joe Graziosi
Time: 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Wed, until Dec 30, 2020

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81130867711

Meeting ID: 811 3086 7711
Passcode: 576368

By |2020-10-21T11:59:26-07:00October 21st, 2020|Dance, Greek, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

2020 Kolo Festival online – November 26-29

Kolo Festival 2020 Flyer

2020 will be our 69th festival! (Details here)

2020 Dance Teachers confirmed!

  • Joe Graziosi – Greek & Pontic dances (and some rebetika!)
  • Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu – Romanian line & couple dance
  • John Filcich – Traditional kolos
  • John Morovich – Croatian dances

As always, there will be live music from: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Norway, Romany communities, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, USA!

Bulgarian/Macedonian Jam & Sing-along
Booklet (for all instruments)
Tam Jam charts, here!

Download flyer here

By |2020-10-08T13:02:11-07:00October 8th, 2020|Balkan, Culture, Dance, Greek, International, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Joe Graziosi 4 week Greek Dance Series with EEFC

4-Week Greek Dance Series w/ Joe Graziosi | Register here
Mondays, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 and 10/19/2020
— 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET
— 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. PT

This four-week dance series will focus on a variety of regional Greek dance from Epiros, Macedonia, Thrace, and the islands. We will concentrate on elements of style and embellishment and improvisation, as well as the relationship of dance step to rhythm, pulse, and tempo. Dances covered will include Stankena/Marena, Patrunino, Zagorisios, Kleftes, Baiduska, Haniotikos, Aptaliko, Sta Tria, and Dhivaratikos. Dancers of all experience levels are welcome!

By |2020-09-23T13:17:12-07:00September 23rd, 2020|Dance, Greek, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Zoom Dance Class with Yvonne Hunt Oct 3

Kypseli

Kypseli Greek Dance Center

Presents Yvonne Hunt

Zoom Dance Workshop
Saturday, October 3, 2020
*1 pm PDT, 3 pm CDT, 4 pm EDT, 23:00 in Greece

https://zoom.us/j/99879798930

Yvonne will teach Gaida Flamburo and Palios Horos from Serres, plus other Greek dances, from her home in Seattle, WA.

Yvonne Hunt has been researching Greek dances for almost 40 years, and lived in Greece for 14 years while studying, dancing, and learning dancing and folklore. She has taught Greek dancing all over the United States and the world, directed multiple dance groups, and has been a judge at FDF, the yearly dance competition sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco. Though she has focused much of her research in the villages of Serres, she has researched dances all over Greece. Yvonne is the author of several articles plus two books about folklore and traditional dance in Greece: Traditional Dance in Greek Culture and A Nest of Gold, her most recent publication which including DVDs documenting folk traditions in the area of Serres and CDs of music excerpts from various villages. Yvonne conducts yearly tours to Greece to participate in […]

By |2020-09-21T17:02:21-07:00September 21st, 2020|Dance, Greek, Live, Workshop|0 Comments
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