Soak in this historical city where the very air vibrates with music! Study with native professionals in Istanbul "the Crossroads of the Orient."
Our directors have dedicated their lives to the teaching and preservation of Oriental music and dance and have many years of experience. As dancers and musicians we understand your needs and provide only the finest instructors.There will be many hours of dance instruction during the festival and also daily music classes by appointment.
All of our instructors are of Middle Eastern descent and/or have studied in the Middle East. The dance class topics will include Turkish and Arabic Oriental,
Turkish and Balkan Romany (Gypsy), Turkish Folkdance and finger cymbals. Music classes will be by appointment and can include kanun, ud, percussion, violin, singing, clarinet, baglama, ney and zurna. A special added feature will be a history lecture on Turkish Romany and Oriental dance history!