We are excited to announce that the first Figoura Masterclass for 2020 shall be on Cretan dance.
With so many people now visiting Crete and taking an interest in the music, the dances and culture, it's no wonder this was a popular choice during our Masterclass poll.
This workshop will focus on the 5 most popular Cretan dances and taught by our lead dance Instructor, Jack Iacovou.
The masterclass will be suitable for beginners and improvers.
So if you are interested in learning Cretan dances then you won't want to miss this.
Jack has a unique, easy to follow yet engaging way of teaching students which is what has made the Figoura School of Greek dance so successful, he has extensive knowledge of the dances from Crete, and has been teaching Greek dances for over 25 years in London.
Jack will also teach you about the Cretan music, the instruments used, the various local styles for the dances and also give you an overview of the male and female costumes.
If you are ready for an action packed 3.5 hours of energising music and dance taught by an experienced dance instructor and in a professional dance studio in the heart of London, then this is the masterclass for you.
Don't forget a bottle of water! You'll need it!
Jack Iacovou - Lead Dance Instructor
About Jack Iacovou
Born and raised in London, Jack is a highly enthusiastic and passionate instructor, choreographer and performer, with over 30 years dance experience along with knowledge of a huge repertoire of dances and a member of the International Dance Council (CID).
Jack started formal training from the age of 8, and has built up a wealth of knowledge and dance styles from all over Greece, Cyprus, Asia Minor, (incl Pontus) and Northern Thrace.
Trained to performance level, he maintains his continued interest in Greek dance through teaching and performing. He has performed at various festivals and events both nationally and internationally representing Greece and Cyprus as well as on TV.
Jack established the Figoura School of Greek dance in 2013 where he spends most of his time teaching and is also actively involved in the Greek Folk Dance Festival, a project that brings together authentic music and dance.
Jack also choreographs the Figoura Performing group who have put on some spectacular Cretan dance sets around London.
Watch Jack together with the team perform in the video below.