At the heart of our commitment to preserving and celebrating Cretan culture, the Cretan Brotherhood proudly presents its Dance School. Our program welcomes aspiring dancers as young as 3 years old, extending its embrace to youth and adults of all skill levels, from beginners taking their first steps to accomplished performers.

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday evening at the Cretan Brotherhood’s dedicated premises for an immersive dance experience. Our classes are expertly conducted by a passionate team of volunteer instructors, fostering a warm, familial atmosphere that encourages growth and camaraderie. Refer to the schedule below for details on class times and types.

Our primary focus is to provide joy and nurture the profound spirit of Cretan unity among our dance enthusiasts. Advanced students generously offer one-on-one guidance to beginners, ensuring swift progress in their learning journey. Beyond dance, our curriculum includes the exploration of Cretan “mantinades,” colloquial language, traditional attire, and other cherished customs.

The School’s talented dance groups are frequently invited to showcase their skills in authentic Cretan attire at community festivals, commemorative events, school functions, elderly care centers, and various public performances, including the Antipodes Festival and Battle of Crete commemorations. Additionally, our students actively participate in processions marking Greek National Day and the Battle of Crete.

To join our Dance School, membership in the Cretan Brotherhood is a prerequisite. For more detailed information, please refer to the ‘Membership’ section on our website. Come dance with us and become part of the living legacy of Cretan culture!


Junior Dance School – Tuesdays

  • 5.30pm-6.15pm – Tinies Group
  • 6.00pm-6.45pm – Junior Group
  • 7.00pm-8.00pm Intermediate Group

Senior Dance School – Thursdays

  • 6.30pm-7.30pm – Pre-Seniors
  • 7.30pm-8.30pm Seniors

The Cretan Brotherhood,
150 Nicholson St
Brunswick East 3056

Kelly Kouskoumbekakis
Phone: 0422 158 997