AEGEAN ISLANDS -
the music of these islands is very delightful and lyrical and as such portrayed in its dances. These are characterised by the lightness of steps and the springing in the knees.
DODECANESE ISLANDS - their music and dance were influenced by the Cretans who immigrated, fleeing from the Turks.
IONIAN ISLANDS - these islands were highly influenced by Italy. The people from Corfu are particularly musical. It is not uncommon to see organised concerts in the main squares. The dances are graceful, flirtatious and sometimes with erotic swaying of movement. Cephallonians are noted for their humour which is portrayed in their dancing
CRETE - their music and dance is dynamic and fast. Each Cretan dance gives opportunity for each dancer to lead and improvise. A particular characteristic of the Cretan dances is the springing movement of the dancers.
The Cretan lyre is the most distinctive instrument on this island
CYPRUS - its music and dance are quite distinctive
the region of present day Turkey on the eastern Black Sea into Russia; an area inhabited by Greeks from ancient times till 1924. Pontiac music and dance is quite distinctive. Its music and dance is easily recognised by its nervous energy, their use of knee bends and unusual shoulder tremors, unique to Pontus.by
5thHigh School Serres Greece