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Metropolitan keeps alive our culture

Denizli Metropolitan Municipality teach people of all ages folk dances of various regions of Anatolia. Increasing with each passing year, the applications for the Folk Dance Courses continue in Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Sports Course Registration Center.

Denizli Metropolitan Municipality continues to provide folk dances courses free of charge for hundreds of people. Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Folk Dance Course will be held in two separate points, Yenişehir Sports Center and İncilipınar Sports Hall for 6 years older children, men and women. Applications for the Folk Dance Course continue in Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Sports Course Registration Center. Trainees will chose if they want to learn Turkish folk dances as a hobby or professional. Trainees who chose hobby will learn folk dances from Aegean region such as "Harmandalı, Kerimoğlu, Çökertme, Aydın Zeybeği, Tavas Zeybeği and Cemilem". Trainees who chose professional will learn folk dances such as "Zeybek, Teke, Karadeniz, Kafkas, Hatay and Balkan". The professional group, as Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Folk Dance Group, will also prepare to participate in folk dance competitions at the end of the year. Courses will be held on weekdays and weekends.


''The society who doesn't know its culture is doomed to disappear''


Mayor of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Osman Zolan pointed out the importance of transmitting folk dances to our future generations. Mayor Zolan, ''Folk dances is one of the most important cultural heritage left to us by our ancestors. Our goal is to give everyone the opportunity to learn our traditional folk dances and like this to transmit this great heritage for future generations, ''he said. Stating that for five years Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Folk Dance courses has taught thousands of people folk dances, Mayor Zolan said: ''The society who doesn't know its history, culture and values is doomed to disappear. Therefore, we have to teach all our values to future generations, "he said.