St. George Youth Dancers
St. George Youth Dancers

St. George Youth Dancers

MASSILLON – They’re young, cute and excited about twirling their way into the hearts of a large, captive audience.

St. George’s Junior Dance Troupe — featuring children ages 4 to 13 — will perform five Greek dances, including the kalamatiano, traditionally performed at large gatherings, in its debut performance at the eighth annual St. George Greek Oktoberfest set for Oct. 6 through 9 at the St. George Cultural Center, 364 First St. SE.

The troop has been working hard to prepare for the Oktoberfest, which once again will feature a wide selection of mouth-watering Greek cuisine and pastries.

“It’s a bit challenging at times, because of the age span, but we’re making it work,” said Phaidra Sotiropoulos, troupe coordinator. “… I’m hoping to keep the enthusiasm going.”

The troupe is scheduled to offer 15-minute performances all four days of the festival — at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and noon Oct. 9.

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