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Folk Dance

Dance, especially folk dances are very important for Turkish Cypriots. Folk dances reflect the important events with traditional behaviour and motifs. The most popular of them is undoubtedly weddings. Within the context of the wedding, “kına sirtosu”, “çiftetelli” and other plays are staged optionally. Clothes and instruments are very attractive in folk dances. Clothes differ according to time, age, gender and social life.

TRNC Folk Dance teams which have participated in International festivals have won many prizes.

As well as Folk Dances, other dances are also popular in the TRNC. Dance schools are also available for modern dance such as ballet, tango and waltz.

In addition, international dance festivals held during certain times of the year serve as a bridge which connects North Cyprus to the world.