Greek Dance Troupe
Greek Dance Troupe
The Greek Dance Troupe was established in 1999 under the direction of Roula Zogopoulos. Our Troupe’s intention is to offer children an opportunity to come together and maintain, yet continue our Hellenic traditions.
Mrs. Zogopoulos creates a safe atmosphere in which our young people are inspired as they explore and learn about their Hellenic heritage through our rich dancing and musical traditions.
Children who join our Dance Troupe possess a high level of commitment and drive.
The Troupe typically meets every Saturday and welcomes children from Kindergarten to 12th grades. We proudly perform at various church functions as well as other performance venues throughout the year, all culminating in our annual dance recital in June. For more information please contact:
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The Troupe meets on Saturdays throughout the school year and welcomes children from Kindergarten through 12th grades.
Class times are as follows:
Group A (Grades K-3): 9:30-10:30am
Group B (Grades 4-7): 10:30-11:30am
GOYA Group (Grades 8 & up): 11:30am-12:30pm
Dancing In The News
The troupe was also featured in the Hellenic Voice NY newspaper.
The article can be viewed here.
Roula Zogopoulos – Greek Dance Troupe Instructor
Mrs. Zogopoulos has been serving the Hellenic community since her teen years. As a graduate of St. Demetrios High School of Astoria, Mrs. Zogopoulos developed a deep rooted passion for her heritage which propelled her to share her knowledge with both children and adults. Her dance training began in early childhood and continued professionally throughout college. She is versed in many genres of dance and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Drama Theater & Dance and Sociology from Queens College where she was awarded the Farah Marcellus Award for Outstanding choreography.
Mrs. Zogopoulos is also a classroom educator having earned a Master’s of Teaching Degree in Elementary Education from Queens College in 2000. She has worked for the Archangel Michael Church since 1999 as the Dance Troupe Educator and Artistic Director and is currently the Pre-K lead teacher in the Preschool. Miss Roula also teaches Creative Movement & Music to the entire preschool.
Mrs. Zogopoulos loves the Archangel Michael Community having served 20 years thus far creating countless opportunities for children to be immersed in rich Pan-Hellenic opportunities such as the Archdiocese Parathosi Dance Competition, The Ronald McDonald House Greek Division Walk-a-Thon, the community Festival on the Harbor, and many more.
Dance Troupe Parathosi accomplishments include…
- FIRST PLACE Division winners 2019
- SECOND PLACE Division winners 2019
- OVERALL BEST COSTUME AWARD 2019