Since its establishment 43 years ago, Pegasus Dance Academy has been specialising in traditional Greek dances the authentic way, delivering lessons to students as young as five.

Beyond immediate learnings, Greek dance classes are a great way for socialising in intimate groups of no more than 20 people.

Sotiris Sotiriou, who founded the school in 1988, has gone to great lengths to maintain the authenticity of dances.

The school makes a conscious of not ‘modernising’ the dance and sticking to traditional styles of Greek dancing. After attending multiple Greek Dance conferences in Greece over the years (1991, 1994, 1996, 1997), Sotiris made arrangements for a 1997 lecture on Greek dancing in Melbourne by a visiting academic from Greece. Along with two other dancers from the Pegasus Dance Academy, he also had the opportunity to be involved in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000.

Pegasus Dance Academy joined the Sri Lankan community for a community event performance in late December 2022. Photo: Supplied

Sotiris is in regular contact with the International Organisation for Dance in Greece, an Athens-based entity promoting folk art.

There are well over 200 different types of Greek dances as they vary from one region to another and the Pegasus Academy has the capacity to teach a diversity of styles according to the place they originate from.

Fees are term-based and private lessons (individually, in pairs or small groups) are available upon request.

You are welcome to come along at no charge and observe a dance class before signing up.

For more information contact the Manager of the Pegasus Dance Academy on 0419 464 436 or email: or visit: