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Folkloric Club “Pentaschoinos”
The “Pentaschoinos” Folkloric Club, which has been in operation since 2003, aims at preserving and elevating the folkloric heritage, whereas at the same time it undertakes the hosting of events. Among the events organised are several artistic activities, theatrical as well as dance performances. Additionally, an effort is being made to create relations with clubs from other European countries. 

Dancegroup
The Dance Group, which was established in 1997, originally had 23 members which were taught Cypriot, Greek and Latin-American dances. Apart from presenting dances, the Dance group is also involved in other activities such as the following:  

  • Putting on theatrical performances
  • Presentation of dancing parties
  • Excursions and trips – for instance the trip to Canada after an invitation was sent by the expatriates

National Association
The building
The National Association of Agios Theodoros is housed in a building constructed in 1987 and which was inaugurated in 1989 by the President of the Democratic Rally of Cyprus (DISY) at the time and later on of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Glafkos Clerides. An important number of members of the Association fought for our country during the liberating fight of1955-59 against the British occupation, as well as during the riots of 1963-64. Displayed in the interior of the building are pictures of fighters of the 1955-59 fight. 

Activities

  • Annual Dancing Party

One of the dancing parties that the National Association used to organise at the beginning of the 60’s was the “dance of the ambelopoulin (European Robin bird)”. At this dance, according to Costas Papageorgiou*, the attendants were many and among them were many high profile people. These would taste the “ambelopoulia”, whereas at the same time, during the dancing party, the people would elect “Miss Ambelopoulin”. The dancing party, after a European legislation which prohibits the hunting of “ambelopoulia” was enforced, changed form. In particular, no ambelopoulia are offered to the attendants, nor is the naming of this kind of bird used during the event.  

  • Sports

The National Association is involved in various sports and mainly football. In particular, the club participates in the annual championship of the Football Association SEK of Larnaka.  

Football Achievements

    • Champion and Cup Winner of the Group during the football year 2005-2006
    • Participation in the Group’s Cup Final against the Athletic Union of Kellia.

Source:
*Costas Papageorgiou, Agios Theodoros of Larnaka, The gift of Pentaschoinos, Cyprus 2009

 
 
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COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF AGIOS THEODOROS
1st Apriliou 43
7730, Agios Theodoros
Tel: 24322010
Fax: 24323111 
E-mail: info@agiostheodoros.org
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