Cherry Hill, NJ, February, 9, 2012.- The Cretans of the Greater Philadelphia area hosted their 24rth annual dance this past weekend at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox church in Cherry Hill, NJ. President John Pratsinakis of the Philadelphia Cretan chapter kicked off the evening with a few comments and Cretan poems that were then followed up by his father, parish Priest, Father Emanuel Pratsinakis.

All the way from Crete, musicians George Galanis and Pantelis Krasadakis came in and provided the traditional sounds of Crete for all to dance. The Local Cretan Dance troupe performed to the audience under the direction of Dance instructor Regina Petinos.