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16-21 JULY 26-31 AUGUST 19-24 NOVEMBER

ISTANBUL HARMANFOLK CULTURE&FESTIVAL ORGANISATION would like seeing your dance group in  CULTURE  FESTIVAL . . HARMAN FOLKLORE YOUHT CLUB ISTANBUL / TURKIYE  ( Culture, Festival ORG.) was found in 1987 from ISTANBUL in TURKEY . HARMANFOLK CULTURE & FESTIVAL ORG. arranges six different INT. CULTURE FESTIVAL - COMPETITION between  April – September  every year in  TURKEY. We invite all culture groups folk dance , folk music, brass band, Majorette , Chorus, Modern dance, theatre DANCE SEMINARS ( TURKISH KURDISH PONTUS BLACK SEA BALKANS GREECE SIRTAKI ZEYBETIKO ORIANTAL OTTOMAN WOMEN CIFTETELLI DANCES )  groups from all ages take place in ISTANBUL.

The aim is to introduce, the Turkish Culture, customs and traditions to all the people who work live in Culture and have the mood of the musician and the dancer. In this seminar, the goal is to meet Turkish various cultures and bring people together friendship and love. Duration of the seminar participants will learn different region part of Turkish traditional folk dance (Middle East, East and North of Turkey Black Sea dances), trakia –balkans dance – greece sirtaki-zeybetiko -  Ciftetelli-Karsilama and oriental dance.

HARMANFOLK ORG. WAS FOUNDED IN 1987. Nowadays have 160 members of children, young students and adult’s group lovers of Turkish traditional dancing, song and music. They are between the ages of 8-70. Harman repertoire consists have of our origin in various parts of TURKEY and which are based on our rich folklore heritage with fast and dynamic footwork, natural image and colourful costumes. A great number of awards and medals are the best confirmation about HARMAN group’s quality; they were the World champion at the outantic competition in Italy 2000.

Harman has been regularly arranging very famous Turkish belly Dance seminar since 2000 .In 2001 there was a Canadian Group , 80 people had been teach  very famous Dance teachers. In 2002 there were  two lady from Holland , came here to learn only Turkish oriental belly Dance . In  July there was a Group from Norway and their group leader name Helene ,who has approximately 50 dancer students in her country ,brought  here a group and we offered  them excellent program .  some groups participated for practice Traditional folklore, orinatal and Ciftetelli dance . We went to Larissa in Greece and we teached Turkish dance  to the groups from Norway and Greece in 2004 , 2008 france , 2010 hollanda Amsterdam 2015 makedonia skpoje, 2018 geoergia batumi, 2020 rusia yakutia 2023 Istanbul . In these dance seminars that you will attend in Istanbul, you will learn the dances, music and foot steps of different cultures, you will have cultural exchange with Turkish dancers and instructors, and you will also have the opportunity to visit many historical and touristic places of Istanbul.


DATES      :   2024 ISTANBUL

COURSE : There will be  teachers well known English and experienced in International dance. 1 Turkish Folk+TRAKIA BALKANS dance   1 Oriental dance teacher,  1  Ciftetelli+ Roman dance   ( karsilama 9/8 ) and 1 Black sea ( Pontus Black sea) Greek dance Sirtaki Zeybetiko. Per day 3-4 hours ( 14-16 hours)

ACCOMMODATION : Participants will stay at hotel. Three stars  hotel is  in centrum Istanbul.  breakfast and dinner just delicious famous Turkish meals. ( per room 2-3 people)  We would like to let you know that during the may June weather is quite hot enough (30 C degree around) so they will be able to swim at the sea.

PARTICIPATE FEE           : PER PERSON 350 EURO hotel + 2 mail + transport+   Dance course+ visit historical shopping.

TRANSFER : From airport to the hotel, from hotel to the seminar place and back by bus and istanbul shooping and tours.

 SEMINAR  MEDICIAL INSURANCE : All groups are required to secure MEDICIAL INSURANCE. FOLK SEMINAR won’t pay for any medicinal or hospital costs incurred by seminar participants during the seminar. We will provide the healthy service during the festival 24 hours but we are not taken any responsibility some medicinal expenses also surgeon operation.

FREE ACTIVITIES DURING THE SEMINAR  : What you will have of your leisure time at the period of festival? , here they are:

 You will be able to see the famous historical and touristy places and shopping at the GRAND BAZAAR, which provide an amusing opportunity of all entertainments of shopping mix the east and west. Grand Bazaar is the oldest art and largest shopping centre in the world, it’s covered more than 30 hectares of the land in this labyrinth system of streets and passages there are more than 18 entrances and approximately 400.000 daily visitors. Countless products coming from the east, west, north and the south meet here .Million of choices provide shopping with a great pleasure. All kind of products are supplied such as carpets, jewellery, silverware gifts, souvenirs, hand make crafts, leather wear, coppers etc.. We say the Grand Bazaar is the centre of the World. Istanbul known as the Capital of Empires was founded 2600 years ago. Approximately 5 million tourists visit this splendid city every year. You will also be able to notice the affect of OTTOMAN – BYZANTIUM cultures.

 You are going to see famous Topkapi place that has served the residence and political headquarter for ottoman sultans for 400 years, SULTANAHMET CENTRUN - MOSQUE, and Blue mosque and SAINT SOPHIA , GRAND BAAZAR EGYP BAAZAR, MAHMUTPASA STREET Participation  groups  will be able to see PUBLIC BAZAAR and big SUPER MARKET. Traditional excursion by private boat along the waterway (BOSPHORUS)

 OTHER ACTIVITIES: The main goal at the international folklore festival is all the participators who return home to gain a lot of new friends and great memories. A traditional excursion by private boat along the waterway (BOSPHORUS) its 30 km long separating EUROPE-ASIA will be excellent and full of unforgettable breathtaking sceneries. Duration in four hours you can not imagine how amusing funs you will have, let me allow explaining you. You will listen our best pop songs ,belly dance music’s On the other hand if you desire, We can arrange for you activities TURKISH BATH ( HAMAM) SUFI DERWISH SHOW  AND Turkish night show. ( panaroma 1453 – mainaturk, ortakoy visit, taksim visit akivarium.

 Finally we say the SEMINAR  will stay with you unforgettable wonderful sweet memories the rest of your life forever.

Now we are sending you Official application form, if you are AGREE and ACCEPT the conditions, please fill up the form and sent it back to us with attachment file A.S A.P


01 DAY : For groups coming by plane will be picked up from the AIRPORT. Groups will have free time until 20:00, dinner at hotel.Meeting information about the programme.  

02 DAY  : 08:00-9:30  Breakfast. 10:00  LESSON 1 Turkish folk dance- Kurdish folk dance (45 minutes dance training, 15 minutes rest. 2 lessons)13:00 Free time ( Akasya – Hilltown big shopping center).17: coming hotel free time 

17:30 LEAVE İN HOTEL  18:00 Maltepe dance room         LESSON 2 Greece Sirtaki -Zeybetiko 21:00 dinner. 
03 DAY  : 08:00-9:30  Breakfast. 10:00    LESSON 3 Turkish folk dance- Kurdish folk dance (45 minutes dance training, 15 minutes rest. 2 lessons)
12:30  Leave hotel. Groups must be ready in bus with our guides to EUROPEAN side, visiting historical area. All busses will be waiting at international bus parking area SULTAN AHMET SUQUARE- Blue mosque (free) Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Place (with entrance fee). 19:30 DİNNER party in 5 çesmeler 
04 DAY    : 08:00-9:30  Breakfast. 10:00  LESSON 4  TRAKIA BALKAN dance  MAKEDONIA traditional dance  (45 minutes dance training, 15 minutes rest. 2 lessons) 13:00 Free time ( KADIKOY – USKUDAR vizit –boat tour ).17: coming hotel free time  17:30 LEAVE İN HOTEL  18:00 kartal  dance room LESSON 5 ORIANTAL dance dinner.
 05 DAY   : 08:00-9:30  Breakfast. 10:00  LESSON 6  Ottoman istanbul women dance  CIFTETELLI  Black sea Pontus Trabzon HORON dance (45 minutes dance training, 15 minutes rest. 2 lessons) 13:00 Free time TURKISH HAMAM  17: coming hotel free time  17:30 LEAVE İN HOTEL  18:00 Maltepe dance room LESSON 7   CIFTETELLI + ROMAN GYPSY   dance dinner.

06 DAY   : 08:00-9:30  Breakfast.Free time leave in hotel Istanbul airport.

During dance practices, there will definitely be sports or dance shoes and sports clothes. You can buy clothes suitable for belly dance and ciftetelli dances. Or you can bring them with you.