Turkish Dance




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The people, white, black or yellow color (race) as  a certain family (family), in physical life (Environment), production, consumption (Economics), in case study (Education), traditions and customs and (Tore) with life (religion) tax citizenship to vote and ( States), such as each part is unique this cultural area with life and influence during this cultural   are come together.


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There he begins with beauty English as a first time in 1846, William John Thomas by Folk = Folk - Lore =   information with the formation this first, then depending  conditions, knowledge of Scandinavian and Latin countries used by more scientific term for a   Folklore It is known tab Folklore un national. Location: is owned by community rating. Research and related   where strengthening of the society allows

Folk Dances:

Small and big group of people in the international. Historical is the product of a start Export this sure in the small and big group people law process, today the first public dances. Life then as a part  As their the natural need other communities to protect become aware that the "Community" and "Consciousness" as communities human nature, human relations people, beliefs and feelings short, with physical movement, music and rhythm is transmitted basic. This "dance" can be specified with the name of

Turkish Folk Dances:


Our great leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has explained through one of his maxims that "The basic principle of the Republic of Turkey is culture".

We believe that folk culture is a cornerstone for our natural cohesion and unity. An overall development on various fields of economic and social life can only be achieve through education and culture. Cultural values that reflect our national pride and aesthetic values are very important. We can as a stable society find our spiritual, physical and aesthetic needs from the values of Turkish folk culture.

The unusual wealth and variety of Turkish folk music and dance attracts the attention of people from all over the world. Many of the

Turkish  folkdance map

melodies and movements have very ancient origins stemming from the many different aspects of Turkish culture that form the background of modern Turkey.

Turkish Folk Dances  determined seven regions

Every district has its own local tunes, songs and dances. There is some special song or dance for every event of rural life. A birth or a wedding, the death of a loved one, sowing the field and harvesting the crops or leading the flocks to water. Some of the songs and dances have to do with a particular craft or work, some have fertility or good luck as a theme, while others express the timeless feelings of a man, joy and sadness, the longing of an exile for his home and homeland, love and affection for the beloved.

The instruments played are still mainly traditional and again vary from region to region. They are made by local craftsmen of great skill from locally obtained materials. One of these the "saz" with its wide range, may be considered the earliest form of the Western lute.

Turkey has been the birthplace and bridge for many civilizations and has thus inherited a very rich tradition of folklore. Each region has its own dance and costumes. As in every branch of folklore, the mimic and motions in the dances portray the soul and character of the Turkish people. The feelings are reflected in their handcrafts, the beautiful head scarves, handbags, crochet work, hand woven carpets and kilims where each motif has a special meaning. One is left with an impression of harmony and fluency in the motion of the figures and the colorful flowing costumes.

Sufi Alevi-i Bektasi-i Order


The Bektashi order was founded in the 13th Century by a “wandering dervish” Haji Bektash, According to hagiographic sources, the may have been a Turk from Khorassan.

Tradition has it that he left his country on the orders of his spiritual master and metamorphoses in to a dove to come back to Anatolia. It was believed that God crated Adam his own image and all his manifestation in this world are in the human form. During their ceremonies the Bektashi come together under the leadership of a “Dede”, or spiritual leader. They may be an “Ask”, one of the mystic musicians/poets who are the heirs of the ancient Khan-Ozan, priests and ministers who perpetuated the heroic and religious tradition.

Alevi BektashiTurkish Alevi order semah


Sufi Mevlevi-i Order


Turkish suri Rumi semazen

The Mevlevi mystical order, known in the West as the “Whirling Dervishes” was founded in the Konya in the 13th century by the poet and saint, Celaleddin Rumi Almost from its inception, the brotherhood used music as in integral part of its ritual Indeed Rumi’s soon Sultan Veled (1226 - 1312) is considered to be the firs known composer of Turkish music Instrumental pieces from the Mevlevi Ritual were incorporated into the repertory of secular musicians at the Ottoman Court.


Belly dance


Belly dance;

bellydanceGeneral Native to North Africa, Asia and the Middle East, belly dancing (Egyptian Arabic) is based on one of the oldest social dances in world history. Support for this theory stems from similarities between poses from the modern dance form and those depicted in ancient Egyptian art. There are two forms of belly dancing. The first is called raqs baladi, a social dance performed for fun and celebration by men and women of all ages, usually during festive occasions such as weddings and other social gatherings. The second form, the more theatrical version and the one most popular in America today, is called raqs sharqi. Like raqs baladi, raqs sharqi is performed by both male and female dancers.


Turkish Gypsy Dance


Gypsy Dance:   

Gypsy's came to Turkey from many different regions, Bulgaria, Greece & Romania, and for many different reasons, economic difficulties & war to name a few. For the most part they settled down in the western part of Turkey. Most of the Gypsy's that have settled in Turkey have learned to speak the Turkish language, while some have retained the language from the region in which they came. Although most gypsy's accept Muslim as their religion, some are Christian.

Gypsy Roman woman gypsy roman man


Central Anatolia Region



Ankara region and the center of the republic in the traditions of the villagers before the game is done and I know that as Ankara türkü Zeybegi Seymen Zeybegi, Yagci oglu Zeybegi, Karasar zeybek tissues and is zeybek. Yandim sugar, purple sheep, gave names to games like Misket.

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