LONDON (A.W.)–On Sun., Dec. 8, Armenians in West London gathered at the Akhtamar dance studio for a Christmas Fair that showcased the talents of the troupe and raised funds for its future programs.
Akhtamar is the only Armenian dance group in London and was recently re-launched in April by one of its former dancers, Maral Baghdjian. Open to all age groups, it is now comprised of 30 dancers who practice for 2 hours every Sunday.
With more than 100 people in attendance, the dancers took centre stage and performed various dances before asking the audience to join in. Leading the group were passionate teachers Arsen and Garine Zakarian, formerly dancers with Yerevan’s leading dance troupe Pari Petakan.
The dance workshop, cake sale, and raffle made for an enjoyable evening celebrating Armenian culture and doing what Armenians enjoy most: Dancing and stuffing ourselves with pastries.