Dancers

 

 

Nisiotes, Nisiotopoula & Nisiopeda

  • Nisiotes (Islanders),  Adult Group – high school grads to adults
  • Nisiotopoula (Young Islanders)– teenagers thru high schoolers
  • Nisiopeda (Young Island Children) - 5 year olds to teenagers

The dance program is under the direction of Dianna Graves, who works to instill a balanced dedication to the Faith and to the art of dance. 

Nisiotes (Islanders) is a Greek dance troupe ranging in age from high school graduates to adult. 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.

 

A sister group, the Nisiopeda (Little Islanders) Dancers is comprised of children from age 5 through teenage.

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.

We are a church-based group, so everyone must 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 services and be stewards of Ss. Constantine & Helen.

The Nisiotes, Nisiotopoula & Nisiopeda Dancers are all featured at the annual Greek Festival.


Diakonia 2019

The Nisiopeda dance group from Sts. Constantine & Helen parish (Honolulu, Hawaii) completed a service project for our local Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Honolulu.  Our six all-female dance group, along with dance group families, Director, and Co-Directors, gathered on January 4, 2019 to bake cookies and brownies for local families staying at two Ronald McDonald houses in Honolulu, HI.
  
The Nisiopeda made baked goodies, wrote heart-felt notes, and packed them for ten families staying at RMH's in Honolulu.  The RMH hosts families from other Hawaiian Islands, the Pacific, and Continental US whose child is receiving care and/or treatment from hospitals located on O'ahu.  
 
Additionally, the Nisiopeda hand-delivered the baked gifts to the RMH on January 5, 2019 where they were able to tour the house and get a first-hand sense of the blessings provided there. It was a special visit all around indeed!  The dance group felt the love that created the home and look forward to future Diakonia opportunities at RMH Hawaii.

Nisiotes Dance Group Outreach

The Greek Kailua Dancers have performed at Pohai Nani Care Center as an outreach to the community.