YOUTH FOLK DANCE PROGRAM

Welcome 2019/2020 Dancers! 

Niata, directly translated, means "youth" and was originally created both 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. Part of our mandate is to also present 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 26 year 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.


Schedule

Saturday Afternoons @ 12:30PM


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REGISTRATION FORM 2019-2020

Important Dates

October 5, 2019: First day of classes

Dec 22-Jan 4, 2020: Christmas Break

January 11: Classes Resume

February 15: No Class

March 28: No Class

April 18: No Class

May 16: No Class



Director 2019/20
Eleftheria (Effy) Klironomos
Contact: niata@calgaryhellenic.com

Instructors 2019/20

Froso Kantzas
Georgia Landgraf
Athena Manolakos
Elias Manolakos
Evangelos Manolakos
Vasiliki Koutroumpi

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Hello Parents and Dancers,

Welcome back for another year of fun and dancing with Niata! The Niata dance program teaches our children about their Greek culture, the history behind the dances and the regional costumes, and an opportunity to experience firsthand the joy of dancing Greek...OPA!!!

Our program will start Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12:30PM-1:30PM. Families are asked to arrive at 12 noon with a completed form for each child enrolling to expedite the registration process. We will be collecting registration forms, tuition fees (if non-member), and costume deposits. Class will start at 12:30PM.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Please complete one registration form for each child.

FEES

Members - Free

Non-Members - $ 150 per child

Costume deposit - $ 1,000 cheque, post dated to June 30, 2020 Costume Cleaning & Maintenance - $ 25 cheque or cash

Tuition fees for non-members can be paid by cash, cheque (payable to the Hellenic Society of Calgary), or credit card/debit card. Membership fees can be paid by cash, cheque (payable to the Hellenic Community of Calgary), or credit card/debit card. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please speak to Fr. Peter or any member of the executive community council.

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Dance groups will initially be separated as follows:

LEVEL 1: Grade 1 & 2

LEVEL 2: Grade 3 & 4

LEVEL 3: Grade 5 & 6

LEVEL 4: Jr. High

LEVEL 5: High School

Changes to this outline may be necessary once we establish the number of students in each group. Groups are set based on age/grade. Remember that this is an opportunity for our children to build friendships with others in our community. If you have an issue or concern, please approach me directly and leave the teachers to teach their class.

IMPORTANT DATES:

October 5, 2019: First day of classes

Dec 22-Jan 4, 2020: Christmas Break

January 11: Classes Resume

February 15: No Class

March 28: No Class

April 18: No Class

May 16: No Class

Please pass this email onto anyone that may be interested in having their children learn Greek dance. The Niata program is for students between Grades 1-12. Classes are Saturdays from 12:30PM-1:30PM.

Please contact niata@calgaryhellenic.com if you have any comments, questions or require additional information.

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

Eleftheria (Effy) Klironomos

Niata Director

Niata@CalgaryHellenic.com

www.calgaryhellenic.com/Niata


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