Youth Greek Dance Program
Instructors: Louie Kalaitzis, Raphaela Pavlakos
Teaching Assistants: Sarah Tucker, Christa Glinos
Email: p.eliasdance@gmail.com

Nea Genia Performance Dance Group
Instructors: Louie Kalaitzis & Demetri Giannatselis
Email: p.eliasdance@gmail.com


2018 Dance Registration

Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church will be beginning the Youth Greek Dance Program on Monday, September 17th. Nea Genia Dance Group will begin on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018. These two programs run weekly with the exception of holidays.

All students registered will be placed into a class according to their birth year. Please note the changes below from last year.


Youth Greek Dance Program

This program is designed to give students exposure to traditional dances of many different parts of Greece. If a student starts from 4/5 years old and continues with the program into their teenage years, they can expect to learn dances from 6-10 regions of Greece while also ensuring they are taught the basics and most popular dances that would allow them to participate fully in cultural events such as festivals and weddings where dancing is one of the biggest parts of the night!

  • Born 2013-2014: Monday 6pm – 7pm (A)
  • Born 2010-2012: Monday 6pm – 7pm (B)
  • Born 2008-2009: Monday 7pm – 8pm
  • Born 2005-2007: Monday 8pm – 9pm
  • Born 2004 and earlier: Wednesday 6pm – 7:30pm – Junior Performing Group

Nea Genia Dance Group

This program is built around traditional Greek dance, as it was done by our previous generations. We pride ourselves on focusing on the history of Greek culture through dance and song. Dancers in Nea Genia can expect themselves to put in some hard work to accomplish amazing group shows but rest assured, there is always time for fun with this group! Nea Genia prepares multiple traditional routines and a modern show every year for performances at Carassauga, the Prophet Elias Festival, weddings, baptisms, corporate functions and public events.

  • Ages 16 years and up: Wednesday 8pm – 10pm – Nea Genia Dance Group
                                            (Dancers in Nea Genia are selected based on ability and at the discretion of its instructors)
For more information, please call the Church office: 905.238.9491 or email us at p.eliasdance@gmail.com