Camp Location
Dear Campers, Included below is your Camper Handbook.  This includes very important informatio...
Camper Performances
ONCE AGAIN! CAMPER PRE-SHOW PRACTICE SHOWCASE -- Sat & Sunday-- 8:30- 9:30 pm- to participate...
Romani (Gypsy) Dance
The Roma (Gypsies) who now reside in every continent of the world, originally came from India. The R...
Accomodations
Cabins: Labadorf Center dormitories: There are dormitory rooms for 80 people in the cent...
Henna Artists
Fabulous henna designs by Debbie and Zarifa! Enjoy a peaceful moment while experiencing the ancient...
Drum Circle
The Drum circle will beat the campfire location Friday,Saturday,Sunday night from 8:30pm-9:30pm. ...
Vending
"Enjoy amazing shopping with our wonderful vendors:  Sharifwear Sharifwear, http://www.sha...
Dance Party
Beginning with our Friday night welcome party, our wonderful musicians will play for you every night...
Dance Classes
We will have classes all day Saturday and Sunday. ...
Dining
BIG IMPROVEMENTS FOR THIS YEAR-- Delicious, healthy meals will now be served buffet style in the LAB...
What to Bring
ALL DANCERS PLEASE BRING COMFORTABLE DANCE SHOES!  (Dance class rooms have nice floors, so you ...
Swap Meet
On Saturday evening only during dinner and until the show, we will have a swap meet for anyone who w...
Network Table
A table will be provided in the vendor area for everyone to put out their flyers, business cards and...
Teacher Performances
All our enormously talented instructors will also be performing along with specially invited guests....
Tarot/Psychic Readings
Psychic/Tarot reads with Debbie A psychic read can bring clarity, insights, and new perspectives to...
Music and Singing Classes
We will have classes Saturday and Sunday.  ...
Public Transportations
Airports:Nearest Airports; Newark Airport, LaGuardia Airport Train:AFTER FURTHER RESEARCH WE D...
Music
We offer small, group instruction in many Middle Eastern instruments. Music classes include informat...
Dance
Middle Eastern Dance is one of the oldest known dance forms. This tradition is an ancient art that h...
Parking
Parking permits will be issued at registration. All vehicles must be parked in the designated lot a...
Folk Dance
The Middle East has a rich tradition of folk dance. Every district has its own local tunes, ...
 Singing Classes
We will have classes Saturday and Sunday. Class schedules will be handed out at camp upon registatio...
Camping
All those who wish to stay in tents must pitch their tents in the designated area. We regret that th...
Warm-up and Yoga
THE MORNING WARM-UP CLASS WITH YOGA Explanation of the DAILY WARM-UP CLASS: DAILY WARM-UPI want...
Oriental Dance
Oriental dance (also known as bellydancing) has ancient roots and thriving international traditions ...

FolkTours

Welcome to Folk Tours

Folk Tours offers educational and entertaining music and dance events in the United States and in Turkey.Our goal is to use music and dance to build bridges between cultures. We want to educate, enlighten and inspire students of all ages, genders, creeds and ethnic backgrounds. We also provide tours of Turkey with a special emphasis on seeing the sights, learning the history and experiencing the culture.

Folktours 2011 Dance and Music Camp Belldance Performance

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Tayyar Akdeniz

Director - Choreographer Performer Musician Teacher Promoter

 Tayyar Akdeniz founded and owns M.E.D. Folk Tours, Inc., and is now devoting his time between Turkey and the United States. He is looking forward to sharing his love of dance and music and his knowledge of Middle Tayyar AkdenizEastern culture through many dance and music events both in the USA and Turkey.

 Tayyar Akdeniz was born in Kars, Turkey. He was raised in Ankara where he began performing as a child.He was influenced greatly and learned many dance and music styles from the Romany (Gypsy) population in his neighborhood in Ankara.He worked and toured with many Turkish dance ensembles throughout his childhood and adolescence and started teaching professionally at the age of 16. Tayyar learned, performed and taught hundreds of Turkish folk dances for National folk dance associations in Turkey. He toured extensively throughout the world with the prestigious Turkish State Folk Dance Ensemble and with other dance troupes.

He has performed on the stages of Bulgaria, Romania, the former Yugoslavia, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Russia, Mexico, Albania, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Cyprus and throughout the United States. He has learned dances from such well known masters as Duygu Aykal, Sonya Aslan, Gul Oya Arioba and Atlan Tekin. Tayyar has shared the stage with many very distinguished artists, musicians and singers, including Zeki Muren, Nida Tufekci, Arif Sag, Muhlis Akarsu, Izzet Altinmese, Ozay Gonlum, Belkis Akkale, Ajda Pekkan and Ibrahim Tatlises.

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