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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.
Workshops are suitable for all levels from beginners to professional who wants to experience a different style.. Workshops are open to both ladies and gents.

Oriental and Belly Dance

This 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 Romani

With 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 Dances

Turkish 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 Rhythms

An 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.


Oriental Istanbul is operated by Unison Turkey.
Çatma Mescit Mah. Mehmet Pehlivan Sok. No: 14/2 Beyoğlu/Istanbul. Telephone: +90 212 2564192
Turkey Contact Burcu Kısakürek Mobile:+90 533 331 2129
UK Contact Betül Kurt Mobile: +44 776 697 3425
Email: info@orientalistanbul.org