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Niata - Greek Folk Dance Program

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Hello Parents and Students,

We are pleased to announce that Niata will start up again on October 14, 2023! Classes are Saturdays, right after Greek School, 12:15pm till 1:15pm, in the basement of the Hellenic Community Hall.

Niata’s dance school-year typically ends in the month of May. That’s when we all come together to celebrate our dancers at Niata’s Greek Night. The dancers show off their new dance skills and the Greek community, as a whole, gets to have a fun night of food, music and dance!!!

Now is the time to bring our youth together and teach them the joy Greek dancing brings to life. It is important to continue this culturally rich tradition with our youth and to strengthen our community.

Online registration is now open! Please submit one form for each child being registered.

Please pass this information on to anyone that may be interested in having their children learn Greek dance. The Niata Greek Dance program is for students between Grades 1-12.

Contact if you have any comments, questions or require additional information.

The wonderful and dedicated volunteer dance teachers and I look forward to seeing you on Saturdays for another great year of Greek dancing and friendship!


Eleftheria (Effy) Klironomos

Niata Director


Niata - Youth Greek Folk Dance Program

Niata Calgary

Niata, directly translated from Greek, means “youth.” The Niata dance began in 1985 with the aim to teach our traditional dances – such an important part of our culture and history – to the youth of our community, and to keep that youth connected to one another. Another part of our mandate is to perform those dances outside of our community, to share Hellenic culture with all Canadians. We are a volunteer-run folk dance group operating under the Hellenic Society of Calgary.

The program is for children from 6-18 years. During its long history, Niata members have performed at a variety of municipal and national events, including the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Its original students now have children of their own in the program. It is one of the longest-running children’s programs in Calgary.

Niata Classes

Saturday Afternoons 12:15 to 1:15

Register Online!

Important Dates 2023-24

First Class: Oct 14
Remembrance Day, No Classes: Nov 11
Last class before Winter break: Dec 23
Classes resume: Jan 13
Family Day, No Classes: Feb 17
Spring Break, No Classes: Mar 30
Easter Break, No Classes: May 4
Greek Night (tentative): May 18

Director and Instructors


Director 2023/24
Eleftheria (Effy) Klironomos


Ephrosyne Kantzas
Zoe Kantzas
Vasiliki Koutroumpi
Nancy Koutselas
Elias Manolakos
Zoe Tarkaziki

Adult Greek Folk Dance Program

The Adult Greek Dance Program is now part of the Dionysos Hellenic Cultural Society of Calgary. For more information, visit their website:

Greek dance