Greek Dancers Perform At First Friday Art Walk

By  //  July 9, 2012

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Grecian Odyssey Dancers of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church performed in traditional costume at the First Friday Art Walk sponsored by the Eau Gallie Arts District on July 6. 

St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church Grecian Odyssey Dancers perform in traditional costume at the First Friday Art Walk in Eau Gallie on July 6. (Image courtesy of Jill Bazeley)

The Grecian Odyssey Dancers were formed in 1983 by members of the St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Melbourne.

They perform  at the St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Festival, at church-related events and various venues throughout Brevard County and elsewhere.

Their costumes were carefully sewn by many of the dancers themselves and by volunteers who gave their time with great attention to detail.

The Grecian Odyssey Dancers are a dedicated group that puts the joy of dancing foremost and enjoys sharing an expression of their heritage.

Over the years, the Grecian Odyssey Dancers have expanded their repertoire of dances as well as their authentic costumes from various regions of Greece.

The Eau Gallie Arts District has been designated as an Arts District with the core commercial district designated as a Florida Main Street Community.

The Arts District includes the Brevard Art Museum and Museum School, administrative offices of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, HIstoric Rossetter House Museum and Gardens, Eau Gallie Public Library, Eau Gallie Civic Center, two public parks, a band shell and newly rebuilt fishing pier.

The Eau Gallie Arts District contains art studios and galleries, an art supply store, a bed and breakfast, shops boutiques, churches, restaurants and professional offices and services and the First Friday Art Walk is an entertainment initiative to bring residents to the district through music and cultural events.