Athenian Dance Troupe
“Let the children praise the Lord with dance!” (Psalm 149:3)
The Athenian Dance Troupe's mission is to provide dancers with artistic education and immersion in the rich tradition of Hellenic performing arts and dance. A key goal for the Athenian Dance Troupe is to instill in its dancers an enthusiasm for and desire to share the art of Hellenic dance within the Memphis community.
We accept dancers into the program starting in 2nd grade. For older children and teenagers interested in joining, no prior dance experience is required. All are welcome! The Junior troupe comprises children in 2nd through 5th grade and the Senior troupe includes children in 6th through 12th grade.
Dance rehearsals occur one to two Sundays per month from September through May. The Junior troupe rehearsals last approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Senior troupe rehearsals run for approximately two to three hours. Rehearsal attendance determines your child's performance opportunities.
The Athenian Dance Troupe regularly performs for the parish during national Greek celebrations such as Oxi Day and Greek Independence Day. The troupes also perform for the Memphis community at the annual Greek Festival and when invited to cultural festivals, schools, and nursing homes.
The instructors for both dance troupes are Andrew & Leah Horvath. If you have any questions, would like more info, or would like to enroll your child(ren), please contact Father Simon at the Church Office, or the Horvaths.