Popular folk dances are horon, halay and çiftetelli whereas popular modern dances are mainly Latin dances. The people in Turkey learn how to dance at events like weddings, engagement parties or by attending school clubs for folk dancing. However due to the increase in the number of dance shows on TV in recent years the interest in Latin dance courses have increased. Simple dance lessons are given to tourists visiting Turkey in their hotels and other resorts. By learning these simple dance lessons you can dance the moves you know at fun nights out or at home.
The most popular and well known dance in Turkish culture is undoubtedly the oriental dance or more commonly known as belly dancing. This dance is performed by female dancers called “danseuse” and is usually performed at venues at night and from time to time on television. Belly dancing became a part of Turkish culture due to the historical the
If you want to learn Turkish folklore dancing instead of the touristic belly dancing you should go to a folk bar or participate in a traditional Turkish night. You can join the people dancing after the music starts and just have a lot of fun. After repeating this a couple of times you will be able to dance these simple dances like a professional. These dances are performed in groups, so when you go back to your country if you want to dance the dances you learned again, you can organize a Turkish night and show off your new dance styles.
During your time spent in Turkey, if you want to learn Western dances instead of traditional Turkish dances, you can sign up as a single person or a couple to participate in Western dance courses. In the little resort areas of Aegean and Mediterranean you can find dance courses from salsa to cha cha or from the Waltz to ballet. After learning these dances you can put on a show and impress your friends and family during your dinner parties.