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k_tsoukalas

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I know a handful of common Greek traditional dances, such as the Syrtos (Kalamatianos), Zymbeiko, tsamikos, hasaposervikos, the "Never on a Sunday", the syrtaki, and a few others. Do any of these have roots in Ancient Greece?
 
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nickstamoulis

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Joni T.

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Great question! There are some Greek dances that were created in ancient times, here is a helpful article about this:
https://www.greekboston.com/culture/ancient-history/dancing/
10,000 different
Great question! There are some Greek dances that were created in ancient times, here is a helpful article about this:
https://www.greekboston.com/culture/ancient-history/dancing/
10,000 distinct dances in Greece today? That's amazing. It's interesting that the kalamantianos,zymbekeiko, tsamikos, hasapakikos, and syrtaki seem to be universal, even when we visited Greece. No matter what Greek function I go to in any state, those are the dances everyone seems to know.
 
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Joni T.

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10,000 different

10,000 distinct dances in Greece today? That's amazing. It's interesting that the kalamantianos,zymbekeiko, tsamikos, hasapakikos, and syrtaki seem to be universal, even when we visited Greece. No matter what Greek function I go to in any state, those are the dances everyone seems to know.
 

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