‘We All Need Traditional and Enjoyable Dances’ project in Turkey

Shining day on the beach

Would you ever believe me, if I said that it is possible to combine dancing with an effective learning process? Well, you have to, because that’s exactly what we were doing during an amazing project “We All Need Traditional and Enjoyable Dances” that took place in Nazilli, Turkey, in December 2015. It was an unforgettable week for me, spent together with my awesome Ukrainian teammates and open-minded, active young people from Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. We definitely saw those countries from a whole new perspective! Turkey is a beautiful and fascinating country, its nature is completely breathtaking, culture is unique and unusual (it is very Asian, but European at the same time), people are welcoming and friendly. The project itself was a great possibility to explore a few very different cultures through hands-on experience, while learning not only theoretical things but having an opportunity to actually feel like a real Romanian, Bulgarian or Turkish while dancing the most popular and significant folk dances, tasting traditional cuisine and getting to know more about the countries. At the end of the project we got a chance to see “touristic” Turkey on our exciting trip to Selçuk and Kuşadası, where  could witness some of the world-famous sights such as the Temple of Artemis or Virgin Mary’s House.

So, I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part “W.A.N .T.E.D.” project. Those memories will be with me forever and will always smell like delicious Turkish coffee, taste like Romanian cakes and sound like Bulgarian “Biala Roza”.

Yaroslava Lada


I would like to tell you our Turkish story J Seven completely different people from all over Ukraine were united by one ERASMUS+ project “We all need traditional and educational dances” in Nazalli, Turkey. For most of us that was the first time in this country and that was AWESOME! Turks are very kind and polite people! We spent 10 truly adventures  days in Nazilli with Romanian, Bulgarian and Turkish students. Well, what can I say? That project was like one huge party because we were dancing all the time))) I want to say “THANK YOU” for my Ukrainian team and PM of this project. All of you did a great job! Teşekkür ederim!=* And during project I couldn’t help but wonder how they can eat such a spicy food??? But even though it was spicy like a hell, yet delicious like a paradise! p.s. Blondies! Be careful in Turkey!)))

Solomiya Katsalay


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