Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
36th Greek Food Festival
Entertainment & Special Events
Greek Music & Dancing
Friday June 2nd
5:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Saturday June 3rd
12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Live entertainment all day Friday and Saturday!
Free Greek Dance Lessons
with audience participation following each Dance Exposition
Dance Director: Nikki Totorica and her dance troupe
The Greek Mediterranean Dancers
Featuring the Greek Dances .....
Hasapiko - Comes from the union of butchers in Constantinople – it has become the best known Greek dance since the movie "Zorba the Greek".
Pentozali - Originally from Crete – the name comes from the Greek words "pente" and"zala" which means five steps.
Cretan Syrto - The syrtos and kalamatianos use the same dance steps, but the syrto is in 4/4 time and the kalamatiano is in 7/8 time, organized in a slow (3 beat), quick (2 beat), quick (2 beat) rhythm.
Kalamatianos - The name comes from a song about Kalamata – the first area to be liberated in the Greek Revolution of 1821
Maleviziotiko - originally from Crete, is a light and jumpy dance, and extremely cardiovascular.
Karsilamas (couples dance) - is a Greek folk dance found in the region of Macedonia. The term "karsilamas" comes from the Turkish word "karsilama" meaning "face to face greeting"
Zorba's Dance - Epitomizes the Greek sentiment, no matter what happens, dance & enjoy life! Loved by young & old alike and memorialized by Anthony Quinn in the movie Zorba the Greek this ends the night with fun for everyone!