Greece for Kids
Dance was an important art form in
ancient Greece. Although there were professional dancers, everybody
loved to dance. Some dances called for men to dance together.
Others were designed for women to dance together.
These dances had set patterns. There
were over 200 dances with set patterns for various purposes. The
Greeks had war dances and funny dances and funeral dances and wedding
dancing and a dance for celebrations, like the birth of a new child.
Lots of noise went with the dancing.
There were bells and tambourines and castanets for rhythm (and noise)
along with lyres and flutes for melody.