Connecting, People, Traditions & Generations

Galleries of the Folk Dance Festivals

This section contains photos from the Greek Orthodox Youth Folk Dance & Choral Festivals, organized by years. Most of the photos in the 1976 FDF gallery are from the collection of Marilyn Kromydas Yeatts, who generously shared them with us. If you’d like to send your photos, or just stay in the loop about what’s going on, tell us how to get in touch with you. Many thanks to all our contributors!

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St. Spyridon Ionian Dancers greet Archbishop Demetrios, Anaheim Marriott, February 2016.

Greek Folk Costumes 

Developing a costume museum “wing” of A Web of Culture is another goal, It will involve gathering visuals and information about Greek folk dance costumes, for display on the website. Here are photos from the costume collection of Dena Stamos, with Irene Peros.



Oli Mazi

The Oli Mazi is the official voice of the Greek Orthodox Folk Dance & Choral Festival movement. It is sanctioned and published by the FDF Board of Trustees of the Metropolis of San Francisco, and is considered a supplement to the Diocesan Voice. View Oli Mazi Archives and Abstracts






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One key aspect was that we did not want the concept or the organization to be co-opted by adults. We wanted it to remain a young-adult organized and run event.

George Scarvelis

Founder and 1st Executive Director, FDF

It actually is like a second heartbeat for me. I teach the kids how to praise God's name through dance. I teach them regions, about ethnic backgrounds, what they're doing and what it means.

Danny Peter Staveris

FDF Dancer, Director & Judge

FDF was very instrumental in my career and in bringing out a talent that I didn't know I had, in finance, budgeting and cost control, which I'm still working in today.

Amy Stamison Kotsiomitis

FDF Dancer, Executive Director & Director

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