Episode 4

Meet us on the dance floor: Getting to know Phil Voutsakis

Published on: 19th February, 2021

We're back, with Phil Voutsakis, speaking about his dance experiences, his favorite regions and traditions. This Philly native also weighs in on the best place to get a cheesesteak, and you may be surprised with his answer.

Phil Voutsakis has been a Greek folk dancer for 20+ years and was a founding member of the St. George Zephyros Seniors folk dance group in 2003, a GOYA aged (7th - 12th Graders) group. Phil was brought back to instruct the group in 2016. Under Phil's instruction, the Zephyros Seniors have taken first at the Metropolis of New Jersey's Folk Dance Festival and at the regional Sights and Sounds competition for the past 3 years. Phil's passion for dance comes from an appreciation for it's integral part of the community and a reverence for traditions. Phil is also a dancer in the Pan-Macedonian Association of Philadelphia's Spirit of Macedonia dance group. His dance-related goals include the creation of a multi-aged dance group, as are commonplace in Greece, in order to keep people dancing as they get to different stages of their lives. His favorite dance is Neizamikos from Naoussa.

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Chronicling Greek and Cypriot folk dance and music.
Chronicling Greek and Cypriot folk dance and music, one episode at a time, with guests from across the globe. Hosted by @mariaseva9 @givi351 and guest cohosts.