FDF 2017 has come and gone. Our dancers and directors with the love and support of their families and friends gave it their all and made us proud.
FDF highlights include:
- Ta Patriotakia performed beautifully in Division III and danced with our Metropolitan.
- Mikra Asteria received second place in Advanced Primary category.
- Ta Angeloudakia received first place in Advanced Junior category.
- Junior Olympians amazed us with their dance suites in Advanced Intermediate category.
- Nea Ellas gave outstanding dance presentations and won the Costume Award in Senior category.
- Olympians received first place in Advanced Senior and won the Costume Award in Advanced Senior category.
- George and Vickie Demos were the honored recipients of the Metropolitan Anthony Humanitarian Award for their years of service and philanthropy to the church and its many ministries.
- Ilianna Richards received the Dean S. Phillips Memorial Scholarship among several other dancers who received scholarships.
- Dancers and their families participated in a Diakonia outreach project at FDF alongside other participants, packaging 41,000 meals for hungry children.
Several members of the Assumption community are part of the FDF Board of Trustees and Management Team which helped to make FDF 2017 a success. These individuals include: Spiro Beckas, Eleni Beckas, Michael Syrengelas, Voula Contos, Tia Karapoulios, Greg Karapoulios, Christine Alexopoulos, Toni Marie Koulos, Stelio Zoumberakis, and George and Vickie Demos. It is a ministry which requires great dedication and we are thankful to Father Gary Kyriacou, to the Board of Trustees, and to the Management Team.
Divine Liturgy was celebrated with Archbishop Demitrios and Metropolitan Gerasimos along with other clergy across the Archdiocese. Father Christos was instrumental in the coordination of a beautiful service. He led our dancers in prayer for their presentations and cheered his spiritual flock to do their best.
FDF on YouTube
If you would like to watch any of the performances, be sure to visit George Karidakis’ YouTube channel and Vimeo page. George took footage of Assumption’s performances during the weekend for all to enjoy!
Our appreciation to our Assumption community for your love and support. Glory be to God for this dance ministry!
Wishing you all a Blessed and Great Holy Lent!