Kate has kindly written about our Greek dance lesson
‘We had our first traditional Greek dancing lesson last night at Loggos school, thanks to everyone that came along. Our teacher Yoanna believes that everyone can dance (which caused a few sniggers around the room) so we started with a simple 6 step dance that is performed frequently in the villages of the Epirus mountains. We were soon whizzing around the room like we had been doing the steps all our lives so moved on to dances from the Aegean followed by some free dances where it is OK to do your own thing within reason!!! The ‘σκούπα’ (skoopa, meaning broom) dance proved to be the most popular as we waltzed around in couples, apart from one person who had to dance with a broom – when we heard ‘αλλαγή’ we all had to change partners and try not to be the one left with the dreaded σκούπα!
The next lesson is on Thursday, 6pm at Loggos school – please come and join in if you can – as Yoanna says “no one has 2 left feet”!’
Many thanks to Nigel Bowen for the photography www.nigelbowen.co.uk