Traditional Dances

Course Information
TitleΕλληνικοί Παραδοσιακοί Χοροί / Traditional Dances
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000571

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres (2014)

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The familiarization and deepening in fundamental concepts and in the methodology of contemporary problematic, in the field of folk dance creation, with examples of application from Greece. The learning of dances from various regions of Greece. The learning and applying of the basic principles of teaching Greek traditional dance.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
• The timeless course of Greek dance (the dance in Ancient Greece, in the Byzantine period, during the Turkish occupation, the Greek traditional dance today). Theoretical considerations on the concept of traditional dance and its definitions. Special features: a detailed approach to the principles governing traditional dance as a species. Structure and style: Examples and methodological approaches to style and structure. Principles of learning Greek traditional dance. • Greek traditional rhythms as the object of study of the whole teaching process. Rhythmic organization and improvisations. Greek folk horostasi: A detailed presentation of the dance events of traditional life. Greek traditional attires. Musical instruments. • The learning of dances from dippartments of mainland Greece (Macedonia, Thrace, Epirus, Thessaly, Peloponnese) and Pontos. •The learning of dances from Greek islands (Aegean islands, Ionian islands, Crete) and Cyprus.
Greek dancing tradition, kinetic expressive means, Greek dances.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
• When teaching dance for sound reproduction. • Teaching courses of theoretical background using video projectors.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
The assessment is based on students' regular and active participation in the course (20%), and oral and practical exams at the end of the semester (80%).The criteria are communicated to the students in the first lesson.
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- ΒΑΒΡΙΤΣΑΣ Γ. ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ. (2018). ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΙΑΚΟΙ ΧΟΡΟΙ ΚΑΙ Η ΔΙΔΑΣΚΑΛΙΑ ΤΟΥΣ. ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ:ΒΑΒΡΙΤΣΑΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ. - Ηλίας Σ. Δήμας, Βασιλική Κ. Τυροβολά, Μαρία Ι. Κουτσούμπα. (2017). ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΙΑΚΟΣ ΧΟΡΟΣ Θεωρήσεις για το λόγο, τη γραφή και τη διδασκαλία του. ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ΑΞΙΟΠΟΙΗΣΕΩΣ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΕΩΣ ΤΗΣ ΠΕΡΙΟΥΣΙΑΣ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΟΥ ΑΘΗΝΩΝ. - Πραντσίδης Ιωάννης (2004). Ο χορός στην ελληνική παράδοση και η διδασκαλία του. Εκδόσεις: Δήμος Πραντσίδης - Βασίλης Καρφής, Μαρία Ζιάκα. (2009). Ο Ελληνικός Παραδοσιακός Χορός στην Εκπαίδευση. ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ: ΒΙΒΛΙΟΔΙΑΠΛΟΥΣ - ΣΤΥΛΙΑΝΗ Γ. ΣΑΠΟΥΝΤΖΗ - Μαυροβουνιώτης Φώτιος, Μαλκογεώργος Αλέξανδρος, Αργυριάδου Ειρήνη (2013). Ελληνικοί ΛαΪκοί Χοροί.Εκδόσεις: University Studio Press.
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