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    Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    So,
    I'm looking to set up some lessons for myself in Istanbul and I'd love to be able to take from some great teachers. Who do you all recommend and do you know how I can reach them?

    I've sent off messages to Sema Yildiz and Ahmet Ogren and I have a contact who will probably be able to get me classes with Reyhan Tuzsuz.

    Who else teaches that you'd recommend. Anybody know if there is any chance I could take from the Reyhan who was on Oyantal Star, or Nesrin Topkapi or Tulay or Didem? How would I even reach these dancers?


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    Ahmet Ogren works with Gonul, Fazil studio owner in Istanbul....she might know more..
    big stars not only very very pricey, but also I dont believe they teach.
    I would try Tanyeli, one of my favs.
    I will be in Istanbul with God's Willing, August.


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    Quote Originally Posted by turkishdancer View Post
    I will be in Istanbul with God's Willing, August.
    I'll be there August 7-17!


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    Quote Originally Posted by turkishdancer View Post
    Ahmet Ogren works with Gonul, Fazil studio owner in Istanbul....she might know more..
    big stars not only very very pricey, but also I dont believe they teach.
    I would try Tanyeli, one of my favs.
    I will be in Istanbul with God's Willing, August.
    how do I get ahold of Tanyeli?


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    I would love to know that to!


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    There was an attempt to get Tulay to teach at one of the Folktours Turkey events a few years back. From what I understand, she asked for an outrageous amount of money. But, if you are willing to give it a shot (and hey, for her, I would!), Artemis and/or Tayyar may be able to help you get in touch with her.


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    Just to report back, I did end up taking with Sema, Ahmet and Reyhan as I originally planned and picked up a couple extra classes with Delpha which was an added bonus.

    I found out Bella (the costumer) had Tanyeli's number, but it was too late to set something up. In the future, if anybody get's more info on how to contact some of these great dancers there, let me know.


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    Can you give me the contact details of these teachers?
    I am going to Istanbul in October. And I would like to put them on my Istanbul address-page. (I have Sema's and Ahmet's website, but Tanyeli's link doesn't work anymore)
    Which was the best teacher for Oryantal? I am less interested in Roma dance.

    Thanks

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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    I didn't get Tanyeli's info, but you can ask Bella if she'll give it to you. If you already have Ahmet's and Sema's then I can't help you much there.

    Sema taught me in a very watch and follow way and she only broke down steps when I asked.

    Ahmet taught me a choreography and was very particular in his corrections.

    They both had some interesting content for Turkish Oriental. Neither was great at English and both were on the more spendy side.

    Both Ahmet and Reyhan offer their own, more theatrical take on Roman also, but I would tend to trust Ahmet's approach to Roman a little more than Sema's. His timing seems a little better to me. But for Roman, I think Reyhan is the best.

    If you get questions from anyone about Roman, I highly recommend both Delpha and Reyhan. I loved the Roman classes (without a doubt, my favorites). Delpha will only be there for the next year about, so now is a good time to go if you want the added benefit of Delpha's English and breakdown for Reyhan's amazing technique and approach.


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    Delpha and Reyhan sound good - how can I contact them?

    MEISSOUN


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    reyhanroman@hotmail.com
    Delpha answers the emails.
    I setup private for me and Ozma....you will be there Ozma right? August 10th...2pm
    email me if you want more info...and my phone...in Istanbul
    70YTL per hour...no discount for semi private...dont know why


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    I contacted Hale Sultan also, she will be available when the date closer. SHe is good as well. she charges more though
    google Hale Sultan Istanbul...


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    Quote Originally Posted by turkishdancer View Post
    reyhanroman@hotmail.com
    Delpha answers the emails.
    I setup private for me and Ozma....you will be there Ozma right? August 10th...2pm
    email me if you want more info...and my phone...in Istanbul
    70YTL per hour...no discount for semi private...dont know why
    I will be there! (I arrive the evening of the 7th-17) I have your phone number from our mails on facebook. Should I still call you on the 9th about the posibility of meeting and shopping?

    What do you recommend for cellphones?


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    Quote Originally Posted by turkishdancer View Post
    I contacted Hale Sultan also, she will be available when the date closer. SHe is good as well. she charges more though
    google Hale Sultan Istanbul...
    I know of her through Legend costumes. Would you recommend her over Sema Yildiz? I've done workshops with Sema before in Tokyo and debating if I want to contact her for lessons.

    I truely hope I don't slow you down during the semi-private.


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    I actually bought a cell phone and sim card in Istanbul, but it was expensive there. If you have an unlocked phone or a dual sim card phone you can just buy a prepaid local sim card to make local calls.

    Quote Originally Posted by ozma View Post

    What do you recommend for cellphones?


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    Quote Originally Posted by ozma View Post
    I know of her through Legend costumes. Would you recommend her over Sema Yildiz? I've done workshops with Sema before in Tokyo and debating if I want to contact her for lessons.
    I haven't studied with neither of them but I know Hale and she is absolutely fantastic dancer and real sweetheart (plus she speaks perfect English) and I know people who have studied with her and they say that she breaks down movements well and has patient and warm teaching style besides very defined dance technique.

    Her style is more general oriental or fusion than Turkish though but that also depends on the music she is using as she likes to be creative with different music choices


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    Hello every one I am here in Istanbul now for 2 years if anyone needs information on any of the dancers, please let me know. It would me my pleasure to assist in anyway I can.. Love
    Fazil's Studio in Istanbul
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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    ım goıgn to be ın ıstabul ın 2 days - ıf anyone has ahmet ogren or nesrın topkapıs detaıls please please get them to me asap - obvıously ı havent done much plannıng ıt was kınd of a spontaneaous trıp


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    Re: Best Teachers in Istanbul?

    Scroll down to Dance Lessons:
    Istanbul - Adresses for Shopping

    Have fun in Istanbul!

    MEISSOUN


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