Orpheus Youth Group at the Museum of Science and Industry (December 2012)

The Program

    The Orpheus Youth Dance Group is open for children 9-15 years old.  The Youth program was established in 1998 and its goal is to expose and promote the Greek folk dance tradition to the younger generations.
    There are 3 class levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced.

     The 2023-2024 program will run from September 9, 2023 until May 18, 2024. The registration fee is $300 and members must be 9 years of age by the end of the current calendar year (2023).

2023-2024 Youth Calendar

Click here for 'Nea Genia' and Adult class registration information.

Practice Guidelines

  • Mask Policy Update
    In accordance with the state's announcement to lift the indoor mask mandate and in coordination with the guidelines as dictated by our practice facilities, masks will be optional.

    We will continue to monitor local, state, county, and CDC notifications and will adjust our guidelines if, when and where appropriate.

    We thank you for your continued participation at our programs. We also thank you for understanding the need to follow the required mitigations throughout this pandemic. We look forward to continuing to serve the Greek community and do not hesitate to encourage others to joins our programs.

    As a reminder, even as masks are recommended (as applicable at Orpheus practice sessions and functions) :
    • Wash your hands
    • Cover your cough
    • Cover your sneeze
    • Stay home if you are sick
    • Wear a mask during days 1-10 after a COVID exposure, as applicable

    If you are sick, the following protocols apply (as applicable at Orpheus practice session and functions):
    • Get tested for COVID
    • If you are positive, you can return to practice after 6 days have passed by. Return but required to wear a mask on days 7-10.You may not return until you are symptom free for at least 24 hours.
    • If you are negative: take care of your symptoms, return to practice when you are symptom free for at least 24 hours.
  • Only students are allowed inside the practice facilities

  • Review covid screening list before class

  • All registered members/parents need to sign the covid waiver form

  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of attending a practice or performance please contact us at 630-291-0661

Registration - Fall 2023

Join one of the most recognized Greek cultural organizations in the Midwest with 30 years of award-winning programs!
Please spread the word to family and friends about the Orpheus Youth group.
It is critical for children to start early in order to build a strong connection with their Hellenic culture and heritage.
Beginner, intermediate, and advanced class levels are offered at two locations on Thursdays and Saturdays from September through May.
A team of experienced teachers provides expert instruction in a friendly and supportive environment.

  • Registration for 2023-2024.
    Pre-registration for 2023-2024 is now open.

  • Registration is open for new and existing members.
    Space is limited.

    Members must be 9 years of age by the end of the current year (2023).
    Registration fee is $300 for the year.

  • Download the registration form (pdf or doc format) and code of conduct (pdf or doc format).
    Both forms need to be filled out and signed.
    A new covid waiver form has been added.  Please download and sign at the bottom of the document.

    You can also register online using the following link (via Google forms)

    Before each class, a covid screening list must be reviewed by all students and parents before attending class.
    By attending class you acknowledge that you have reviewed the covid screening document.

    You can hand in the forms during practice or mail the forms at:
    Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society
    606 Greendale Road
    Glenview, IL 60025

    You can mail your payment or use the PayPal link provided below.
    Registration fee: $300 per member. 
    Note: A $50 credit will be offered to existing members for each referenced new member that will join us next year (siblings excluded)

    Youth Registration



Note: For now, we will hold youth group classes only on Saturdays from 2-3 p.m. at the Glenview location. We will evaluate whether another session (Thursdays) will be added based on registration levels.

Saturday - Glenview Branch
New Church
Multipurpose Gym
74 Park Drive
Glenview, IL 60025
Click here for map of area

Day & Time:     Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Starting Date:     Saturday September 9, 2023

Performance/Appearance Schedule

January, 2024 - Vasilopita/Nisiotiko Glenti event

March/April, 2024 - Greek Rehabilitation and Care Center (TBD)

March/May 2024 - Greek American Parade (TBD)

Saturday, May 18, 2023 - End of the Year Event

Note: The Orpheus Youth group will be participating in other events during the year.  Check the future event page for the latest updates.

Last revised:
07 Sep 2023 09:41 AM

Youth CalendarYouth Pictures

Yannis Economou
Principal Instructor
(847) 657-0958

Kostas Economou
Principal Instructor
(847) 729-3406

Orpheus Email Address
If you have questions, send an email or contact one of the individuals listed above.