Learn Greek dance with us

Group photo from a BLE Open House practice
Dancers practicing a new dance at a BLE rehearsal
The BLE dance troupe brings Hellenic history and culture to life through dance. This art form demonstrates the remarkable diversity of Greek regional culture. It also allows us to explore the musical and decorative arts traditions of Greece.
 

We offer many opportunities to explore Greek dance through both performances and classes. If you enjoy our performances, we hope you will also join us for our open dance classes and workshops! We examine all regions of the Hellenic world, from the mainland to the islands and beyond.

Greek dance practices in Cambridge, MA

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Saturdays, 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
Greek-American Political Club, 288 Green Street, Cambridge, MA
$5 donation requested
Free for Dancer and Benefactor level members

Comfortable clothing and athletic or character shoes are recommended. Classes are geared toward intermediate level dancers, but all are welcome to join. Class cancellations will be posted on our Events page.

The Greek-American Political Club is conveniently located in Central Square, Cambridge, just one block from the Central Square stop on the Red line. Parking is available for $2 per hour at the Green St. Garage next door (260 Green St.).

Upon arrival, ring the buzzer, tell the host you are here for Greek dancing, and then head to the second floor.

Greek dance classes in Manchester, NH

Since 2005, an annual series of weekly Greek dance classes for adults has been held at St. George Cathedral, 650 Hanover St., Manchester, NH. Classes are taught by Irene Savas, president of the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon, and Angela Vailas Bourassa, a member of the BLE Dance Troupe. All levels are welcome. The fee is $5 per session.

Fall 2018-spring 2019 classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. on the following Sundays: October 14, 21, and 28; November 4 and 18; December 2 and 9; and January 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Private lessons

Preparing for a wedding or a special event? We can provide private, hour-long lessons for individuals, couples, and small groups on Saturday afternoons (dependent on instructors’ availability.)

For more information and to discuss scheduling, please contact BLE dance director Mike Savas. Please submit private lesson requests at least one week in advance. If you have specific song or dance requests, feel free to share an MP3 or YouTube link.

Select past dance instruction offerings

  • Sessions at the annual Maliotis Greek Dance Workshop, Brookline, MA (2012-present)
  • Classes for adult students at the Greek Institute, Cambridge, MA; Hellenic College/Holy Cross, Brookline, MA; Taxiarchae Church, Watertown, MA; and St. George Cathedral, Manchester, NH
  • Classes for teenage students at St. George Cathedral, Manchester, NH; Sts. Constantine & Helen Church, Andover, MA; Annunciation Church, Dover, NH; and Sts. Anargyroi Church, Marlborough, MA
  • Classes for children at Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church, Somerville, MA; and Sts. Constantine & Helen Church, Andover, MA

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