© Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

3459 Manchester Avenue

Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California 92007
Tel: 760.942.0920
office@stsconstantinehelen.com
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8:30 a.m.   Sunday Orthros Service

10:00 a.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy

Youth Greek Dance and Choral Ministry 

eMail:  danceandchoral@stsconstantinehelen.com

Welcome to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church Greek Dance Program dedicated to promoting, encouraging, and perpetuating Greek heritage and culture among families. We dance and sing at special events, the Church's Greek Festival, and the annual Folk Dance Festival (FDF). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children/Young Adult Classes

We offer dance classes for children 4 years to young adults.  We have several dance groups. Children will be placed in a group based on their age and skill level. We are currently forming an adult dance group to continue the fellowship among our seasoned dancers. The following are our dance groups:

 

  • Opalakia:  4 to 6 years old, directed by Laura Georgalas

  • Asteria:  7 to 9 years old, directed by Art and Hillary Pathe

  • Filia:  10 to 13 years old, directed by Jessica Cometa, Eleni Taousakis, and Kris Captanis

  • Armonia:  14 to 18 years old, directed by Jessica Cometa, Eleni Taousakis, and Kris Captanis

  • Helios Choral Group:  4 to 18 years old, directed by Markayla Stroubakis

Annual Cardiff Greek Festival

In September, the first weekend after labor day, our dancers perform Greek dances in traditional costumes for those attending the Festival.  This is a great way for people to understand our heritage, the essence of the Hellenic spirit, and our giving back to God.

Folk Dance Festival (FDF)

In February, over President’s Day weekend, our dance groups participate in FDF. FDF is dedicated, through Orthodox Christian fellowship and committed leadership, to promoting, encouraging and perpetuating the Orthodox faith, Greek heritage and culture among individuals, families and communities by expressing it through folk dance, folk art, music and language. At FDF all of us grow together in spirit and strength. Memories are made that last a lifetime for families and friends. 

 

Costumes

Saints Constantine and Helen provides costumes for the dance recitals, festival, and FDF.

Dance Board Officers:

  • President:  Paula Huntalas

  • Vice President: Tasia Manassakis

  • Secretary: Eleni Economus

  • Treasurer: Nicki Cometa

  • Assistant Treasurer: Laura Georgalas

 

Dance Board Members:

  • Spiritual Advisors:  Father Michael Sitaras and Father Angelo Maginas

  • Communications: Pat Letsos

  • Diakonia Projects: Ammi Bozonelos

  • Fundraising Coordinator: Christina Carter

  • Costume Librarian: Nikki Boldt

  • Armonia Liaison: Claudia Lee

  • Filia Liaison: Angie Capetanakis

  • Asteria Liaison: Angie Alexiou

  • Opalakia Liaison: Mat Balough

  • Choral Liaison: Kristy Laliotis