Greek Traditional Dances

Course Information
TitleΕλληνικοί Παραδοσιακοί Χοροί / Greek 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: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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 knowledge about Greek traditional costumes and traditional musical instruments, •will be able to perform in practice at a very good level representative dances from all over Greece and Pontus •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)
• 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. •Basic learning principles of Greek traditional dances. • 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
  • 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 communicated to the students in the first lesson.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer 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. - Λυκεσάς Γιώργος Χ.(1993). Οι ελληνικοί χοροί. UNIVERSITY STUDIO PRESS - Τυροβολά Βασιλική Κ. (1996). Ελληνικοί παραδοσιακοί χορευτικοί ρυθμοί. Γ. ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ - Κ. ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ Ο.Ε.
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