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Greek Folk Dancers of NSW


est. 1992


The Greek Folk Dancers of NSW was founded in 1992 under the Instruction of Vasilios Aligiannis.
The Classes of the Greek Folk Dancers of NSW are taught by Vasilios Aligiannis. Associate teacher: Nick Nouragas.

he Greek Folk Dancers of NSW, established in 1992 by Vasilios Aligiannis, initially offered Greek dance lessons and exhibitions. In 2020, the group underwent a revitalization and rebranding, becoming known as the Institute of Hellenic Dance and Culture, formerly known as The Greek Folk Dancers of NSW, or "O Thrasivoulos".



We believe in the preservation of dances, music and costumes in their traditional form.

We believe that the teaching and stage presentation of dances must be based on ethnographic research of the areas or villages presented.


Our dance group provides performances for community events, social functions, concerts and private functions.


We have both adults and children that perform within our group.

Community & Corporate Events

Our dance group is an active member in the Greek Community. We are closely links with various organisations and not only perform for them but also take part in their events and help with fundraising.

Our group also actively participates in charitable events like Movember, Big Morning Tea, fundraisers for the Lions Clubs, etc.


We also hold our own fundraisers to help those in need. In 2015 we will be organising another canned food and clothing drive for those less fortunate.


We have organised performances for corporate events and also

private lessons in dance at a corporate level.

Lessons & Classes
Private Lessons

There are various classes that run through the week to cater for various levels, interests and of course needs.


Junior classes tend to run early in the evenings, while adult classes run later on. We have a social group, an intermediate group and a advanced performing group which all focuses on various dances and levels.

Lectures & Exhibitions

Our dance Instructors have a series of Lectures available on topics of Greek dance including Ancient Greece and Dance, Medieval Greece and Dance, Greek Folk Costumes, Greek Folk Jewellery, Greek Dance and Improvisation, Regional Dances of Greece, Teaching Greek Dance, etc.

Our lectures are informative and easy to understand either presented in English or Greek. Lectures are all supported with stimulating audio visuals presentations.

We offer organisations the option of holding an exhibition of Greek Folk Costumes.

Performance Packages

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Vimata Greek Dance Workshop
Rehearsals #2
Regional Dances
Traditional Dances
Women's Dances
Greek Festivals
Dancing in the Rain
Performances for Associations
Award Days
Concert Acting
Church Services
Annual Vasilopita Cutting
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