The Cretans’ Association of Toronto “Knossos”, established in 1961, is a non profit organization devoted to the cultivation and preservation of the history and culture of Crete. The organization will create and support for its members of all ages educational activities, social events, historic activities, dancing and music lessons. The organization will promote philanthropy in Canada and in Crete, and offer scholarships to those in the pursuit of higher education and learning. The association organizes an annual dance and other cultural events such as: an event to celebrate the Battle of Crete, Cretan nights, etc. The association organizes Youth & Dance programs:

2019 Cretan Dance Rehearsals
Cretan dancing began already again on Sunday, September 8. Please remember that parents of dancers must be paid members of the association in good standing in order for their kids to attend dance lessons. Dancers over the age of 18 that are not attending any post-secondary school have to individually be paid members. Dancers should arrive 5 minutes before their rehearsal start time in order to minimize disruption. The Dance Rehearsal times are as follows: Senior Troupe – Grade 9 and up: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Junior Troupe – Grade 5 to & including 8: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Beginner Troupe – Grade 1 to & including Grade 4: 4:00pm–4:45pm Parent & Toddlers –pre-school to & Senior Kindergarten: 4:45pm–5:30pm

2019 Dance Rehearsal Schedule:


  • Sunday, September 8: Rehearsal,
  • Sunday, September 15: Rehearsal,
  • Sunday, September 22: Rehearsal,
  • Sunday, September 29: Rehearsal


  • Sunday, October 6: Rehearsal
  • Sunday, October 13: ***Closed Thanksgiving***
  • Sunday, October 20: Rehearsal
  • Sunday, October 27: ***Closed Greek Parade/General Assembly***


  • Sunday, November 3: ***Closed***
  • Sunday, November 10: Rehearsal
  • Sunday, November 17: Rehearsal
  • Friday, November 22: Dress Rehearsal (Time TBD)
  • Saturday, November 23: Annual Dinner Dance Performance
  • Sunday, November 24: ***Closed until January*

1110 Birchmount Rd Unit 23 Toronto, Ontario