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Dabke: Learn to Dance Like a Pro

Dabke is a native folk dance performed by people in the Levant region, and of course, on the Island of Crete - think Zorba the Greek!) At this workshop, you will learn the basic steps of the Tayara Dabke, the traditional folk dance from Palestine.

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Dabke: Learn to Dance Like a Pro

Time & Location

Mar 19, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM GMT

Contact Theatre, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6JA, UK

About the Event

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Dabke is a native Levantine folk dance performed by the Palestinians, Lebanese, Jordanians, Syrians, and Iraqis (and, of course, on the Island of Crete, think Zorba the Greek!)

Dabke combines circle and line dancing and is widely performed at weddings and other joyous occasions, or even when we meet with friends!

Our workshop will aim to teach the basic steps of the Tayara Dabke, which is the traditional folk dance from Palestine.

So, don’t just dip your toe in the water! Jump right in, step forward, and find your feet in this hour of fun and excitement

Suitable for 12+

Fares Farraj is a Palestinian dabke dancer currently completing his undergraduate degree in Manchester, and volunteering as an intern at Rethink Rebuild Society.

Fares was a member and dancer of El-Funoun Palestinian Dabke Troupe, the number one dabke troupe in Palestine and beyond and have performed many shows locally and internationally.

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