ABOUT US

'Figoura' (Greek: 'Φιγουρα'): To perform a specific movement, improvisation or expression in Greek dance
In Greek dancing a 'Figoura' exhibits a dancer's style, technique and panache. 

We pride ourselves on our techniques and approach to teaching, our extensive knowledge of Greek dance and our unique way of combining the traditional with the modern. Our lead instructor and founder, Jack Iacovou, comes equipped with years of dancing experience, as well as an impressive and versatile repertoire to go with it. We have the knowledge and know-how needed to structure classes in a way that maximises learning and provides students with exceptional results right from the start. This method of teaching ensures students are fully engaged and helps enhance their dancing experience. Our aim is to enable all of our students to reach their full potential in Greek dancing, to improve their skills and techniques, and to most importantly, love every minute of it! In addition to learning new dances, we want students to enjoy all aspects of coming to classes, including our social events and performances.

The Figoura School of Greek Dance, is more than just a dance class, it is a dance community, united by its passion for Greek dancing; and we strongly believe in making it accessible to everyone. Our aim is to provide a fun and welcoming class environment in order to encourage excellence and self-expression in each of our students.

 

Whether a student is dancing for fun or exercise, we wish to provide each and every one of them with an enjoyable experience as well as a solid foundation for dance. We’re committed to helping them discover their strengths and their full potential. 

Our repertoire of dances is extensive and spans across many regions.  At Figoura, the origins of every dance has been thoroughly researched to ensure it is being taught correctly and representative of the region where it is from.

We also boast a huge library of authentic melodies and songs to accompany the dances that are taught.  The 17 regions taught include:

Crete

Epirus

East Macedonia and Thrace (or 'West Thrace')

Central Macedonia

West Macedonia

Peloponnese

Central Greece (Roumeli) & Central Aegean Islands (Sporades) 

(eg Euboea, Skyros, Alonissos Skopelos, Skiathos)

Attica & Saronic Islands

(eg Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Kythira, Aegina, Salamina)

North Aegean Islands

(eg Ikaria, Chios, Lesvos, Limnos, Samos)

South Aegean Islands - Cyclades

(eg. Naxos, Mykonos, Tzia, Amorgos, Andros, Kythnos)

South Aegean Islands - Dodecanese

(eg. Rhodes, Kos, Tilos, Karpathos, Nisiros, Kalymnos)

Ionian Islands

(eg. Corfu, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Lefkada, Zakynthos)

Anatoliki Romilia 

(or North Thrace, today Bulgaria)

Cyprus

(An independent Island in the Eastern Mediterranean)

Asia Minor

(Contantinople and Asia Minor coast, eg Erythraia, today Turkey)

Pontos

(a large subculture of Asia Minor, today Turkey)

Cappadocia 

(a large subculture of Asia Minor, today Turkey)

There is no better place to start your Greek dancing journey than Figoura, our vibrant Greek dancing classes and teaching set a high standard that remains unparalleled in London and across the UK.