Oriental Istanbul workshops are given by local and internationally renown master teachers and performers. Along with the lessons of technique, choreography, style, improvisation and history/spirit of the dances are also thought during the workshops.
Oriental and Belly DanceThis ancient dance originated from Middle East has been long practised as a stunning way of expressing feminity. The dance is performed with movements of belly, torso and the chest improving the sense of control and rhythm. It’s also a great way to keep fit and healthy. The experience of belly dancing together with exotic outfits and magnificent Turkish & Arabic rhythms will surely make you feel in another dimension.
Turkish RomaniWith so much passion and meaning involved, no wonder why this 9/8 rhythm, amazing dance is so popular amongst dancers. This dance is special, unique and a signature for the Turkish Gypsies. Along with the steps, technique and the feeling, the meanings behind each move will also impress the students.
Turkish Folk DancesTurkish Dance culture is old and wide. There are hundreds of different dances from different parts of the country. Some of these are very popular; not always easy but fun to perform.. Different samples of dances from various regions will be introduced and taught during these classes such as Aegean (Zeybek), Black Sea (Horon), Karsilama, etc.
Turkish & Arabic RhythmsAn introduction to the basic rhythms of Turkish and Arabic music to be able to accompany belly dancers with instruments such as Darbuka, Symbols and Tambourine.