29 July to 2 August 2024, 34th year

Over 30 hours of Greek folk dance and culture!

The national Dora Stratou Dance Theater, the living museum of Greek dance since 1953, offers workshops in English. Monday through Friday. Classes on other dates upon demand.


– Introduction to Greek folk dance, Monday 11:00-14:00 in the Theatre’s 5-storey office building in Plaka, the picturesque old town of Athens

– Dance classes, 4 hours every day. Dances from all Greek regions according to field research carried out by the Theatre’s ethnographers. Preference to dances performed on stage that week. Dora Stratou Theatre, on the pine-tree covered Philopappou Hill, opposite the Acropolis 17:00 to 21:00

– Class on headdresses
– History of Greek dance, lecture by the President Dr Alkis Raftis
– Theatre’s wardrobe guided visit to the 2,000 authentic village-made costumes, complete with folk jewelry and accessories
– Theatre performances
– Folk art museums

Instructors are Theatre’s senior dancers (each having over 200 performances’ experience)

Fee: 165 euros (140 for CID members)

Folk dance teachers, enthusiasts, dancers and researchers have an opportunity to experience the daily life of a folk dance theatre unique in the world, and to benefit from the wealth of its resources. These workshops are official, not to be confused with classes to tourists on a commercial basis.

Classes on demand every day of the year.

The Theatre is a non-profit organization subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and the National Tourist Organization. It celebrates its 70 years in 2023.

Other activities

Greek dance classes every day throughout the year. Lectures, workshops, research programs. Copies of folk costumes made to order. Library, collections and archives. Numerous publications: books, albums, postcards, CDs, DVDs, T-shirts, posters etc. Close cooperation with the International Dance Council CID at UNESCO,