Metropolis of Boston Youth Dance Group

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Metropolis of Boston Youth Dance Group
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Our objective is to promote Greek Folk Dance in its authentic form, accompanied by music recorded using the original instruments of the region being studied.

Cultural information relating to the history, mythology, costumes, and traditions of the various mainland and island regions is also studied.


There are three progressive levels and one senior level. Each class begins with rhythmic games and exercises in movement and posture.

In Level One students learn basic dances and will develop a strong foundation in the movements and rhythms common in Greek Folk Dance.

By the end of Level Two students will know how to dance all the pan-Hellenic dances such as kalamatiano, tsamiko, karagouna, and syrto.

Level Three dancers focus on complex dance arrangements and variations. They also learn the popular dances hassapiko and hassaposerviko, and various antikristoi.

The Senior Level is the performance group of the troupe - the group that represents the MYDG at various official events.

Students advance to the next level when the objectives of each level are met. Advancement is not based on age or grade in school. Half the program each year is dedicated to the teaching of dances from the mainland and the remainder of the program is dedicated to dances from the islands. We conclude the year by presenting a project which relates to aspects of cultural information from the region that was studied.


Location: Times:

Maliotis Cultural Center
50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

Thursdays 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

  • Level One 5:30 p.m - 6:15 p.m
  • Level Two 6:15 p.m- 7:00 p.m
  • Level Three 7:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m

Instructors: John Pappas, Irini Fotopulos and Maria Bregianos. For more information contact church office 617-277-4742.

Location: Times:

Hellenic American Academy Gymnasium
41 Broadway St
Lowell, Massachusetts 01854

Mondays 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • Level One 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Level Two 7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: John Pappas. For more information contact church office 978-458-4321