Dabke (Arabic: دبكة also spelled Dabka, Dubki, Dabkeh, plural Dabkaat), is an Arab folk dance native to the Levant countries. It is performed in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Hatay and Northern Saudi Arabia. Dabke combines circle dance and line dancing and is widely performed at weddings and other joyous occasions. The line forms from right to left. The leader of the dabke heads the line, alternating between facing the audience and the other dancers. In English, its name is also transliterated dabka, dabki, dabkeh.
We started a pilot in 2017, where we guided two teachers in developing their workshop and it resulted in a dabke introduction that got a enthousiastic response of people who had never danced dabke before. Currently, we organise workshops all over the Netherlands.
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