It originated from a few ancient and pagan festivals. It was held in honor of Aphrodite and was held in the same place as the ancient festivals of Mithra and the Sun (see below).
Did anyone other than Phoebus have social dance?
Phoebus invented the dance that was to go on to define the modern social dance movement. Did many people in the ancient world participate in the ancient Greek social dances? It is generally regarded that the social dances held in honor of ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses were not intended for pleasure by the participants, but rather as a method of social communication. One does not consider the ancient Greek social dances to be part of the modern social dances, but rather a tool for communicating with other members of the same age group through social interaction and competition.
Is there an ancient tradition of human sacrifice?
No. That is a myth.
Do the ancient gods and goddesses enjoy social dancing?
Yes, they do enjoy it and have even invited us to do it at home.
Did they really have slaves?
No. They simply did not have enough skilled dancers to make such a long-distance dance routine that required large amounts of slaves to accomplish. As such the slaves were also replaced by servants, with the exception of those trained to be gymnasts or acrobats.
What are the social dances?
There were seven social dances that existed during the Greek period as compared to the modern-day social dance, including:
* The Phaedrus, also called the Orphistes, was the most important of the seven. It is a text from the third century, and a key source for the formation of the modern social dances. It contains the most elaborate dance that could be composed by a contemporary. The dances were very social. A ball was often called a feast, and the participants would sing and dance until the hour of midnight. Although this was a highly social and social dance, it did not have the same appeal that the classical dances may have had.
* The Phocaideus was a similar dance composed in 300 BC, but without the dance hall. Instead of a large dancing hall, it consisted of a circle of a few thousand people divided by a long line of dancers.
* The Bacchae was a dance in honor of Bacchus, the Greek god of music and the dance. The Bacchae is known mostly from a part of the poem called “