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I’d Rather Be Dancing: Zorba the Greek


I’m sorry to say I’m currently missing out on one of my favorite activities. Usually, I spend Tuesday nights and Wednesday mornings dancing—international folk dances. But arthritis in my hip has prevented me from dancing since October.  I miss it so.

Right now my dance group, Phoenix International Folk Dancers, is practicing for our 31st annual Folk Dance Festival, March 17, 2018, St. Patrick’s Day, from noon to 4:30 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church at 1500 W Maryland Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona. Come if you’re in the area–$10 donation at the door. If you have an ethnic costume, wear it. I, unfortunately, will not be dancing. Sigh. Though I hope I’ll be able to come and watch.

To try to make myself feel better, I watch dance videos on YouTube. I saw these wonderful versions of Zorba the Greek, and I thought I’d share.

First, here are some young students:

And this wonderful tutorial (though this is a different version):

And the National Dance Ensemble Romiosini:

And a flashmob in England:

Don’t these videos make you want to get up and dance?