Nisiotes, Nisiotopoula & Nisiopeda Dancers
- Praise Him with timbrel and dancing;
- Praise Him with strings and flute;
- Praise him with resounding cymbals;
- Praise Him with triumphant cymbals;
- Let everything that breathes praise the Lord.
Nisiotes (Islanders) is a Greek dance troupe ranges in age from after high school to adult and is a ministry of the Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. While Greek ethnic dance is taught, the group reflects the cultural diversity of the Hawaiian Islands. The Nisiotopoula (Young Islanders) is comprised of dancers ranging from teenage through high school
The dance program is under the direction of Dianne Graves who works to instill a balanced dedication to the Faith and to the art of dance.
Another sister group, the Nisiopeda (Little Islanders) Dancers is comprised of children from age 5 through teenage. The younger dancers are under the direction of Mary Shive and Dianna Graves.
The Nisiotes, Nisiotopoula & Nisiopeda Dancers are featured at the annual Greek Festival. Click the link below to view a sample of the performances.
The dance groups can be booked for performances at social events. Please call our church office at (808)521-7220 for more information. As a non-profit organization, Nisiotes, Nisiotopoula & Nisiopeda Dance groups use donations from performances to maintain and upkeep costumes and to provide instruction for the members of the troupe.
Groups & Ages
- Nisiotes (Islanders), Adult Group – post high school to adult
- Nisiotopoula (Young Islanders)– teenage through high school
- Nisiopeda (Young Island Children) - 5 years up to teenagers
(Please remember we are a church based group and you have to belong to the church to join the dance groups. School age children must attend Sunday School and their parents must be stewards of the church. Adults in turn must attend church and be stewards)
Glendi - Dance Group Fundraiser
Representing our Parish at PDF
(Folk Dance Festival in San Francisco, CA)
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Chirgotis Social Hall
Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox
930 Lunalilo St Honolulu, HI 96822
- 6:00-6:30 PM Pupus & Greek Dance Lessons
- 6:45 PM Dinner & Dessert
- 7:45 PM Live bouzouki music & dance performance
- 8:30- 9:30 PM Dancing
$15 Children 6-12 yrs
Children under 5 - Free
For tickets contact Dianna or any dancer - Limited Ticket Sales
Leave your name & phone number 521-7220
Congratulations - 2016 FDF Winners
Congratulations to Ss. Constantine & Helen's Nisiotopoula Dancers and Aloha Youth Choir! The Nisiotopoula Dancers won the Founders Award in the Senior Division. Aloha Choir placed 2nd in Division II and director Stelio Scordilis won Choral Director of the Year.
Commmunity Service - Beach Clean Up
Hawaii dance group beach clean up in Kailua with dancers and families, past and present. This is part of our FDF Diakonia Project. Giving back. Taking care of God's creation. Feeling blessed!
Greek Festival 2012
The life of the Orthodox Church perpetuates and fulfills the ministry of Jesus Christ. The close association between Christ and His Church is reflected in the images from the Scriptures which declare that Christ is the Head and the Church is His Body, and that Christ is the Bridegroom and the Church is His bride. Learn more»