"Rakkas Istanbul Festival"

1st - 5th  June  2016


Biggest & Best Oriental Dance Festival in Turkey

€819 / $959


Promotion For Teachers / Group leaders

- Bring 5 people and get %30 discount for you.

- Bring 10 people and Workshops are FREE for you

- Bring 15 people and Festival Package with Workshops + Hotel is FREE for you

- Bring 20 and more people and Festival Package with Workshops + Hotel is FREE for you + earn commissions

For more info contact with info@rakkasistanbul.com

Rules for Competition and Open Stage:

1- Your music should be maximum 3 minutes !!!  If  it  is longer, DJ will have to fade out the music at the end of 3 minutes.

2- Please bring your music in a CD (no iphone / ipod,.. please).

3- Please write down your name on the CD in English. There should be only one song in the CD. Please bring a

spare one just in case. It is your responsibility to make sure your music works. If your CD does not work, you won't be

able to attend the competition. You will be able to take your CD back after the show.

Competition Categories are as follows:
Raks Sharqi: Egyptian Style music & choreography ( Not drum solo only !!! )
- Turkish Style: Turkish Music, Choreography
Show/fusion style: Veil, Sword, Poi, Fan veils, Drum solo
Folklor: Saidi, Baladi, Meleya lef, Turkish Gypsy Dance, Turkish Folklore,…. Any  other Folklore style

Please feel free to contact us if  you have any questions or enquiries. See you very soon in Turkey!


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1st JUNE 2016
Welcome to Istanbul. Today is the arrival day. Upon checking in Akgun Hotel,

please present yourself to Rakkas Istanbul Info Desk and your welcome gift is waiting for you!


Enjoy a night of shows with International Stars along with a full course dinner. But first don’t forget to make Photoshooting in RAKKAS ISTANBUL RED CARPET !!!

2n JUNE 2016
09:00 (9:00am) - 17:30 (5:30pm) - Workshops

18:30 - 20:00 (6:30pm - 8:00pm) Dinner in Hotel Restaurant.


It's time to dance for the other festival guests. Solo, duet, trio, group, raks sharqi, Turkish style, gypsy style, bollwood, tribal, fusion, .....all styles and performances are welcomed. If you wish to participate in the open stage show, please do not forget to mark in your registration form.

Participation is free of charge, but place is limited so advance registration is recommended.

The song for Open Stage Show MAXIMUM 3 MINUTES !!!!!!!

3rd JUNE 2016

09:00 (9:00am) - 17:30 (5:30pm) - Workshops

18:30 - 20:00 (6:30pm - 8:00pm) Dinner in Hotel Restaurant.


Get ready to show your skils and talent in front of the professional jury as well as the audience
If you wish to participate in the competition, please do not forget to mark in your registration form.
Competition fee can be paid during the festival to the information desk.

Place is limited so advance registration is recommended. The song for competition can be

!!!!!!! MAXIMUM 3 MINUTES !!!!!!!


Rakkas Istanbul offer you to try your skill and enjoy yourself front of international professional judge !

Rakkas Istanbul Festival hosting “BELLYDANCE STAR” Oriental Dance Competition


*The winnar of Bellydance Star 2016 “RAQS SHARKI” category  will get invitation to

 Spain / Valencia   “Aini ya Ayini  Festival”


*The winnar of Bellydance Star 2016 “TURKISH STYLE” category will  get invitation to  

France / Montpellier “Oriental Marathon Festival”

*The winnar of Bellydance Star 2016 “ SHOW FUSION” category will get invitation to

Italy / Bari “Babylon Apulia Festival”

*The winnar of Bellydance Star 2016 “FOLKLORE” category will get invitation to

!!! Don’t Miss this chance !!!

More info & details in Competition Page !

4th JUNE 2015

09:00 (9:00am) - 17:30 (5:30pm) - Workshops


How about watching your teachers and our guest dancers on stage. Enjoy the night away with a full course Turkish dinner.

5th JUNE 2015

12:30 – 13:30  
GOODBYE PARTY ( Hurrem Sultan Room )

Today we are saying goodbye to Istanbul and our fellow belly dancer friends.  But first we have Goodbye Party with Rakkas Istanbul Festival teachers and all Rakkas Istanbul Festival Family.

Why not extend your stay? Contact us for more of Turkey.

Optional Izmir / Marmaris Tour- Please visite our “Optional Tour” page !!!

Optional Istanbul Tour - €65 per person (including transport, guiding, entrance fees and lunch)

Our day will start in the Hippodrome Square, where was considered the heart of Constantinopole and the chariot races were held.We will see the Obelisk and the Serpentine Coloumn. Next proceed to Topkapi Palace, to visit the spacious grounds, four courtyards, treasury and you also have the option of visiting Harem (entrance fee to be paid locally). After lunch, afternoon continue with the visit of Blue Mosque, 17th century imperial mosque famous for its six minarets and its interior blue tiles and the Hagia Sophia, the 6th century Byzantine basilica, the largest church of its era and the architectural glory of the Byzantines. Our day will end in Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered market in Istanbul with more than 3000 shops selling carpets, leather, jewellery, spices, antiques, and more.. You will test your bargaining skills while getting lost in many streets of this market.
During the festival, you will have the chance to shop around the costume bazaar that will be present in your hotel. They are all waiting for you to choose your dream costume !!!

Festival package or Hotel package booking is inclusief :

Room (shaaring 2 up to 3 persoon) with breakfast, two nights dinner, two night gala dinner

All hotel facilities ( like  Sauna, Turkish Bath, Swimming Pool, ,......)

Opening and Closing Gala shows with dinner

Wacth to Competition and open stage show (dinner in hotel restaurant )

All the workshops.More then 70 hours, from more then 27 Turkish & International Masters

( you can take how much is you can !!!!)