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Turkish Gypsy Style & Belly Dance Lessons in Istanbul
( Private and Group Classes – workshops available )

Belly Dance Lessons in Istanbul;

In our dance studios located in Sultanahmet and Taksim area, we can offer you Turkish Classical & Gypsy Style belly dance lessons during your visit in istanbul.

Our Lessons and What we Teach ;

We have a dance studio located in Sultanahmet ( for small groups & private lessons ) and Taksim area. Our teachers give private or group belly dance lessons in ;

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belly dance

  • Classical and Modern Oriental Dance ( Turkish Belly Dance )
  • Turkish Gypsy Style Dances ( Romani Dance )
  • How to do impressive intros
  • Drum solo technique
  • Taqsim and floor dance technique
  • Veil and isis wings technique
  • Candle tray and sword balancing technique
  • Çiftetelli – Classical Istanbul Chiftetelli
  • Turkish Folkloric DancesBody AwarenessRoman and Turkish Tracian dances
    • 9/8 Turkish Romani dances
    • Karshilama dance
    • Balkan style dances

    Folk Dances

    • Blacksea – Horon
    • Artvin
    • Zeybek
    • Belly Dance Lesson -1,5 Hours.( Per Student )
      8 & More Student
      50 Euro
      2 – 7 student
      60 Euro
      1 student
      100 Euro
      Workshop Includes.
      • These are private tours and runs upon request.
      • English Guidance and assistance service.
      • Dance Class is included.
      • For more info please send us an e-mail.

Teacher : Ozlem Idilsu

Özlem Idilsu is an international dancer, teacher, choreographer based in Istanbul.

Her studies include oriental dance, contemporary dance and classical ballet and Turkish and Arabic folk dances. She studied English linguistics at Stockholm University and Turkish and Turkic Languages at Uppsala University, and studied as an exchange student at Boğaziçi University. Currently, she is receiving Clinical Dance Movement Therapy education under Dr. Marcia Leventhal and Dr. Ilene Serlin from International Institute for Advanced Practice in Dance Movement Therapy in association with Safir Education and Psychological Counselling Center, and doing her internship with young adults with down syndrome, autism, mental retardation. She’s based in Istanbul, performing and teaching dance, facilitating interdisciplinary creative dance activities, and instructing pilates classes.

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Özlem’s studies, experiences, cultural and technical background make her a rare source of insightful knowledge about the cultural and historical side of oriental dance. She is versed in both Turkish and Arabic styles, performs both classical and fusion styles of oriental dance, bringing out her own character and imagination.

She is fluent in English and Swedish. Her personal interests include swimming, TRX training, yoga, psychology, the use of expressive arts for personal development and heavy \m/etal.

If you want to make reservation please E -MAIL us

 

Belly Dance Review


Learning Turkish Belly Dancing Gypsy-Style
I decided to come to Istanbul, Turkey in order to improve my Turkish.  However, since it was my “break” from law school, I decided to indulge myself.  I decided to take belly dancing lessons while I stayed in Turkey.  I have always been interested in the type of dance and have seen a few performances in the U.S.  I have done other types of dances and belly dancing was a type of dance that was on my list however, since starting law school, massive law books have been the major occupier of my time.  So now that I am on my “break” and had time to do things that I actually want to do, I decided to take belly dancing lessons while I was in Istanbul.
Before I left the U.S. to come to Istanbul, I “Googled” belly dancing lessons and the best place and affordable prices I found were with Les Arts Turcs which is actually the reason why I contacted Les Arts Turcs in the first place.  This was my first interaction with the company.  They were able assist me in finding a great instructor and at a very reasonable price.

Ana M. Villegas
Chicago / USA

My instructor is Aytül Hasaltun.   The studio is in a great location, by the Galata Tower, and it’s a very professional studio.  My classes have been for two hours each week. I realize that four weeks of learning Belly Dancing for the first time in one’s life can be viewed as a pointless endeavor, however I have come to realize, quite quickly, that Belly Dancing is not only a way to enjoy a culture but also good for the dancer’s health.  It is a great work out!  I am very much enjoying my lessons which have been private, by the way.  Aytül has been such a great instructor.  She is extremely talented and very patient with me.  Not that I was thinking belly dancing would be easy to do, but it is much harder than I thought it would be.  I’m grateful to her and for this opportunity.  I still have two more lessons but I am already feeling bad that I won’t be able to continue.  The law books are starting to call and so my stay in Istanbul is coming to an end.  So for now, all I can do is enjoy the last to classes and take it all in. Since I’m heading into my final year of law school and therefore my time will be a little less constrained, I have decided that I will continue belly dancing lessons back in Chicago when I return.  I think it is great that my first introductory classes have been in a place like Turkey.

 

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