Just when we thought we had seen it all when it comes to traditional folk dancing, participants at this year’s Multicultural Folkloric Dance Concert have proved otherwise, exceeding all expectations.

Organised by the MANASIS School of Greek Dance and Culture, the three-and-a-half hour event was held at the Besen Centre in Burwood on Sunday in front of an audience of 2,000 people.Throughout the afternoon over 600 students took to the stage, including local and interstate guests from MORAVA Serbian Dance Ensemble, FONO Hungarian Dance Group, AZAD GHARIBIAN Armenian Folk, Dancing Group, RUSICHI Russian Dance Ensemble, SYDNEY GREEK Dancing School and SYDNEY SIZMOS Greek Dance Company.

The concert, the latest in a long line of cultural events presented by Manasis, was hosted as a celebration of Australia’s cultural diversity and to foster the growing connection between the dance schools and dance groups.

It was clear to all in attendance that the school had successfully achieved its mission, showcasing diverse traditional forms of folk dance while also sharing its evolution with new contemporary styles.