Entertainment

For nearly 5,000 years, the social life of the Greeks has revolved around the art of dance. Between the polytheistic rituals of Bronze Age Greece and the raucous, wine-fueled tavern blowouts of modern Athens, dance has been the preferred method of expression for both joy and sorrow; love and heartbreak; times of war and times of peace. It is our extreme honor to present our rich cultural heritage to you for the 26th consecutive year.
Four dance groups will be entertaining you on this beautiful Mother’s Day weekend:

St. John’s Angels – Our littlest entertainers will be performing classic Greek dances that are sure to bless the whole family with a captivating show! Under the direction of Ms. Andrea Campbell & Georgia Rapos, our Stars-in-training provide their fans with can’t-miss entertainment!
The Asteria – (Greek for “The Stars”) Our Stars! This teen and young-adult group is in its 26th year of operation as St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church’s premier dance ministry. From the proud mountains of Thessaly and Epirus to the farthest corners of the blue Aegean, the Asteria will showcase authentic dances from throughout the Hellenic world. Their performances will present the audience with a glimpse into the storied past and present of the Greeks.
The Olympian Dancers – We are honored to welcome back our longtime friends from
Houston! The troupe strives to recreate traditional Greek dances as accurately as possible. As a result, the Olympians have expanded the repertoire of dances, as well as costumes, to provide showcase performances of traditional Greek dances from all regions of Greece. We are so overjoyed to have the incredible Olympian Dancers again this year!
The Original Greek Festival Dancers – Named after the Original Greek Festival
in Houston that occurs in October, we are thrilled to welcome back The Original Greek Festival Dancers for another weekend of exciting performances. These highly skilled dancers will be performing an array of up-beat dances from all over Greece. Under the direction of Chris Katerinakis.

You! – Between each performance, the dance floor is open to all! Gather your friends and an off-duty volunteer for a lesson in Greek Dancing 101! DJ Demitri Karageorgos is on hand with non-stop Greek music, from timeless classics to contemporary hits. Ask for his favorites!

Καλή διασκέδαση! Have Fun!
Andrea Campbell
Director – St. John the Theologian Hellenic Dance Program
If you wish to join us, please email asteriagreekdancers@gmail.com

The Angels:
Friday 5:30pm, 6:30pm;
Saturday 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm;
Sunday 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
The Asteria:
Friday 6pm, 7pm, 8pm;
Saturday 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8pm;
Sunday 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
The Olympians:
Saturday 1pm, 2pm, 4:30pm, 6pm
The Original Greek Festival Dancers:
Saturday 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm