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Dance like a Greek

Thessaloniki, Greece

Experience hosted by Φώτης

3.5 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

First of all, we will meet each other in front of the entrance of the White Tower. If you want me to bring some kind of drinks (coffee or juice for example) or food (traditional koulouri which is a kind of bread product etc) please let me know at least a day before. That will be for free. After a fifteen minutes walk by the sea, we will reach the place we will spend the next three hours, next to Thessaloniki Concert Hall. A place with grass, trees and the sea view! The first 30 minutes there will be a short description about Greek traditional dances and music and how important they are in our lives. I will teach you how they are danced and I will try to show you my passion about them. Something that you also need if you want to learn how to dance them and feel like a Greek the rest of our lesson. Who knows? Maybe the same night or the next one you will enjoy yourself in Thessaloniki by night and you will have to show your dance skills! So, get ready to practice and learn how to DANCE LIKE A GREEK! (The list will include basic Greek dance types).
First of all, we will meet each other in front of the entrance of the White Tower. If you want me to bring some kind of drinks (coffee or juice for example) or food (traditional koulouri which is a kind of bread product etc) please let me know at least a day before. That will be for free. After a fifteen minutes walk by the sea, we will reach the place we will spend the next three hours, next to Thessaloniki Concert Hall. A place with grass, tree…

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Meet your host, Φώτης

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I am 31 years old and I have studied English Literature. I love traveling around the world and meeting new people. Learning their food habits, their way of life, their history is my travel's goal. But, as a Greek, I know that when I try to dance with them their dances, their songs, their music..is something that makes people have real fun. You feel them, they feel you. That's my favorite HOBBY. I ve been dancing since my earliest age traditional Greek dances and I have participated in lots of dancing events. It is my PASSION. My moto is "Work and live like everyone. But DANCE LIKE A GREEK".
I am 31 years old and I have studied English Literature. I love traveling around the world and meeting new people. Learning their food habits, their way of life, their history is my travel's goal. But, as a Greek, I know that when I try to dance with them their dances, their songs, their music..is something that makes people have real fun. You feel them, they feel you. That's my favorite HOBBY. I ve been dancing since my earliest age traditional Greek dances and I have participated in lots of da…
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Where you'll be

The dancing lesson will take place in a place next to Thessaloniki Concer Hall by the sea. We will reach there together on foot, after having met each other in front of the entrance of the White Tower.

2 reviews

Athena
July 2019
This is a must do in Thessaloniki, this experience is a great way to step outside your comfort zone and do something different while on vacation. Fotis was an amazing instructor with a deep passion for Greek culture and dancing. As someone who has 8+ years of experience in Hellenic dancing Fotis can instruct beginners as well as advanced dancers. You will not regret this experience, highly recommended. And I was so grateful to spend the afternoon with him as well.
This is a must do in Thessaloniki, this experience is a great way to step outside your comfort zone and do something different while on vacation. Fotis was an amazing instructor wi…
Halla
May 2019
I had a great time on this experience with Fotis - he is friendly, easygoing and knowledgeable. I learned a lot and we laughed a lot too. I thought I would feel self-conscious but Fotis put me at ease and I was so busy laughing that I forgot all about self-consciousness! I wanted to try and learn a few of the steps for the dances at a greek family wedding, so that I would be able to join in more, but I didn't have much free time. Fotis was great - he was really flexible about arranging a shorter session at a time that suited us both and he still managed to teach me the steps for 4 basic dance types (including extra turns and moves to put in if I want to get fancy!). I went to the pre-wedding party 2 days later and was the first English person on the dance floor, to the delight of our Greek hosts. This would be a brilliant experience to do with a group of friends (or strangers!). It was quite a long walk to the place where we practised - I enjoyed the walk and getting to know Fotis a bit along the way (his English is excellent) - but if this would be a problem for you just let Fotis know beforehand - he is really flexible and communication with him was really good, so I think you could make a different arrangement. Thanks for a great experience Φώτης - see you at a ceilidh next time you're in the UK!!!
I had a great time on this experience with Fotis - he is friendly, easygoing and knowledgeable. I learned a lot and we laughed a lot too. I thought I would feel self-conscious but…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable pair of shoes, you will have to dance!