St. Demetrios offers students from kindergarten through college-age the opportunity to learn about the culture and regions of Greece through dance and songs. Our program is broken down into four groups: Junior Palazakia – kindergarten – second grade, Palazakia – third grade through fifth grade, Senior Palazakia – sixth grade through eighth grade, and Kamaria – high school. We also have a very strong HDF (Hellenic Dance Festival) group who train on a vigorous schedule and take part in the annual HDF competition with other dancers from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta. We plan to have multiple groups perform at HDF, which is in Orlando this year, with dancers from middle school through young adults. If you have a dancer who would like to learn more about HDF, please ask your child’s instructor, or any member of the DAC Board.
Please remember that all dancers should be prepared each week, with proper clothing and shoes. Also, if you have any dance clothes or shoes that your child has outgrown and you would like to donate, or if you need any items for dance, we have our YiaYia’s Attic for our dancers!
The time and talents shared by our dancers, their families, and our instructors culminates in our annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival where we’re able to showcase the hard work and dedication of our dancers.