After a huge year, Manasis School of Dance and Greek Culture can finally let their hair down at this year’s annual dinner dance. The dance will provide non-stop entertainment the entire evening, highlighting traditional and contemporary dance. There will be over 300 performers on the evening, with students as young as three dressed in traditional costumes.

There will be Greek dance performances from all regions of Greece including Pontos, Thrace, Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, Central Greece, Peloponnese, Crete, Cyprus and the islands. Music is the biggest constant of the night and there will be the perfect blend of traditional and modern music with DJs Chris and Steve. The Manasis 12 piece band will also make a performance, playing folk music including traditional Macedonian and Thracian with live gaida, Pontian with live touloum and daoulia, Epirotika, Tsamika, Kalamatiana and all dimotika with live klarina. Rembetika live in the foyer, tsiftetellia with live zournades and daoulia and zebetika with live bouzoukia and plate-breaking.

There will also be cultural exhibitions displayed on the night including cutlural items and costumes from various regions and over $4500 worth of raffle prizes and giveaways.

The Annual Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 24 September from 6.30 pm – 2.00 am at Stars International Receptions, 1C Bell Street, Preston. Tickets are adults $60 and children $35 (12 years and under). Ticket price includes a four course meal, beer, wine and soft drink.