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-Syrtaki
-Zeibbekiko
-Kalamatiano
-Tsifteteli
-Hasapiko

Drop any more in the thread!
 

ellinasgolfer0320

Active member
It depends on the area of Greece you're from and they're all important. Some areas of Greece won't dance the most well known traditional Greek dances that are known outside of Greece - they'll dance what is most popular in their area (e.g. people from Ipiros will mostly dance Ipirotika, and people from Crete will dance Kritika)

That said, the most well known dances to foreigners that I can I think of are:

Καλαματιανό
Ζεϊμπέκικο
Πεντοζάλη
Τσάμικο
Χασάπικο
Συρτάκι
Ικαριώτικο
Συρτός

The area where my family is from (ipiros and thessaly) mainly dances sta dyo, sta tria, karagouna, kalamatiano, and tsamiko.
 
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It depends on the area of Greece you're from and they're all important. Some areas of Greece won't dance the most well known traditional Greek dances that are known outside of Greece - they'll dance what is most popular in their area (e.g. people from Ipiros will mostly dance Ipirotika, and people from Crete will dance Kritika)

That said, the most well known dances to foreigners that I can I think of are:

Καλαματιανό
Ζεϊμπέκικο
Πεντοζάλη
Τσάμικο
Χασάπικο
Συρτάκι
Ικαριώτικο
Συρτός

The area where my family is from (ipiros and thessaly) mainly dances sta dyo, sta tria, karagouna, kalamatiano, and tsamiko.
How could I forget about tsamiko!! Thanks
 

k_tsoukalas

Moderator
I read once that there are thousands of Greek dances. I live in the United States and when I attend Greek festivals, it seems like there are a few main ones. I know how to dance those: Zybeikiko, Tsiftitelli, Kalamatianos, Tsamiko, Hasipiko, Hasaposervikos, Syrtaki, Pentazali (I keep needing a refresher on this one), and also the "Never on a Sunday" (I have no clue on the Greek name, if there is one).
 

ellinasgolfer0320

Active member
I read once that there are thousands of Greek dances. I live in the United States and when I attend Greek festivals, it seems like there are a few main ones. I know how to dance those: Zybeikiko, Tsiftitelli, Kalamatianos, Tsamiko, Hasipiko, Hasaposervikos, Syrtaki, Pentazali (I keep needing a refresher on this one), and also the "Never on a Sunday" (I have no clue on the Greek name, if there is one).
That wouldn't surprise me because villages have their own versions of each dance and sometimes their own dances.

So Never on a Sunday (Ποτέ την Κυριακή) isn't actually a song, it's a movie. In the USA, "Never on a Sunday" is the name used when people are talking about the song "The Children of Pireaus" (Τα παιδιά του Πειραιά) which is in the movie Never on a Sunday.
 
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paharo45

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I read once that there are thousands of Greek dances. I live in the United States and when I attend Greek festivals, it seems like there are a few main ones. I know how to dance those: Zybeikiko, Tsiftitelli, Kalamatianos, Tsamiko, Hasipiko, Hasaposervikos, Syrtaki, Pentazali (I keep needing a refresher on this one), and also the "Never on a Sunday" (I have no clue on the Greek name, if there is one).
This is something that I struggle with. I always want to join in on the dances but I don't have the eye and rhythm to pick them up on the spot
 

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