Didactics of Greek Traditional Dances

Course Information
TitleΔιδακτική των Ελληνικών Παραδοσιακών Χορών / Didactics of Greek Traditional Dances
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000564

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

Registered students: 68
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students: • will have acquired the knowledge and skills for performing Greek Traditional Dances, • will be able to perform in practice representative dances from different regions of Greece, • will have understood the basic principles of didactics for teaching Greek Traditional Dances, • will be able to apply in practice the basic principles of didactics for teaching the dances that will have been taught.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • 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)
•Students' initiation in Greek dancing tradition and familiarization with the rhythms and kinetic expressive means of Greek tradition. •The learning of the basic principles of didactics. •The learning of dances from dippartments of mainland Greece (Macedonia, Thrace, Epirus, Thessaly, Peloponnese). •The learning of dances from Greek islands (Aegean islands, Ionian islands, Crete). •The learning of dances from areas of Greek origin (Pontos, Eastern Romylia).
Greek dancing tradition, kinetic expressive means, Greek dances.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
• When teaching dance for sound reproduction. • Teaching courses of theoretical background using video projectors. • Distance teaching.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
The assessment is based on students' regular and active participation in the course (20%), and oral, written and practical exams at the end of the semester (80%). The criteria are mentioned in the Department's Study Guide and are communicated to the students in the first lesson.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Μαυροβουνιώτης Φώτιος, Μαλκογεώργος Αλέξανδρος, Αργυριάδου Ειρήνη (2013). Ελληνικοί ΛαΪκοί Χοροί.Εκδόσεις: University Studio Press. - Πραντσίδης Ιωάννης (2004). Ο χορός στην ελληνική παράδοση και η διδασκαλία του. Εκδόσεις: Δήμος Πραντσίδης - ΒΑΒΡΙΤΣΑΣ Γ. ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ. (2018). ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΙΑΚΟΙ ΧΟΡΟΙ ΚΑΙ Η ΔΙΔΑΣΚΑΛΙΑ ΤΟΥΣ. ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ:ΒΑΒΡΙΤΣΑΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ.
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