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GREEK FESTIVAL

St. Sophia festival keeps Greek culture alive

4th, 5th and 6th graders from the Albany area perform a traditional Tamzara dance at the Greek Festival at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday
4th, 5th and 6th graders from the Albany area perform a traditional Tamzara dance at the Greek Festival at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday
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Tina Yavis has been teaching Albany children traditional Greek dances for 38 years, helping to keep her culture alive in the Capital Region. After seven months of rehearsals, members of the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church performed for more than 10,000 guests at the church’s annual Greek festival this past weekend. “These kids rehearse for months to dance at this festival,” Yavis said. “Once they start, you can’t get them to quit. They get so ...


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