GOC of SA Dance Academy - Ακαδημία Χορού ΕΟΚΝΑ
The GOC of SA Dance Academy is a non-profit organization of dancers with a common interest in folk dances from around the world.
The Academy seeks to increase understanding of Greek folk dance and to preserve this rich resource for future generations. The Dance Academy is keen to training all students;
it offers professional-level courses for adults, as well as elementary courses for children wishing to encounter dance and continue on.
Ο ΧΟΡΟΣ ΜΑΣ ΕΝΩΝΕΙ - DANCE UNITES US
Dance has always played an important role in the life of the Hellenes and dates back to ancient times. In fact according to Plato “Dance, of all the arts is the one that most influences the soul”.
Traditional dance continues to be passed on from generation to generation in Greece and the Diaspora maintaining our national identity.
The aim of the Community through the “GOC of SA Dance Academy“ is the preservation of the Hellenic cultural identity as well bringing the wider community together at key points throughout the year.
The beautiful and elaborate costumes used, (many of which have been imported directly from Greece and some donated) are representative of the traditional dress of various regions of our motherland.
Around 100 students between the ages of 5 to over of 45 years attend classes which take place twice a week. Children of 5 years and above are accepted.
Dancing lessons take place every Saturday for Groups 1 and 2 at 1.00—2.00pm at the premises of the Ridleyton Greek Home for the Aged, 89 Hawker St, Ridleyton
and for Group 3 and 4 at 2.00—3.00pm at the same location.
For the Senior Group, lessons are held every Tuesday 6.00—9.00pm at Olympic Hall, 288 Franklin Street, Adelaide, Tel: 8231 4307.