Folk Dance

Great importance has been given to Folk dances in Turkish Cypriot culture. Folk dances are organized according to the motifs of the traditional behavior and entertainments – the most popular of these being folk wedding dances. Within the context of the wedding, “kına sirtosu”, “kozan”, “çiftetelli” and other plays can also be staged alongside dance performances. Performances will often take place in bright and historically-inspired costumes, which differ according to era, age and gender, and are accompanied by various musical instruments to create a sense of spectacle.
The TRNC Folk Dance teams regularly win awards at international festivals.

Other types of dance are also popular in the TRNC. Also, there are dance schools all over North Cyprus teaching a range of styles.
International dance festivals are also held throughout the year in the TRNC.