27 Nisan 2018 Cuma
Belly Dancing Lessons for Kids
türkçe links to original Turkish article
(Milliyet Newspaper, 27 April 2018)
It's all in the hips, kids.
A school principal and 4 teachers are being investigated in Edirne
for having students view belly dancers and 'zenne' (male dancers
in women's attire) at a place where alcohol was being sold. The
administration of Edirne Yüksel Yeşil Primary School organized
a school trip for 4th graders (!) and their parents in connection with
the 23 April National Sovereignty Holiday to Cappadocia in
Principal Fatma Kılıç, the 4 teachers and about 70 students and
parents stayed at a hotel in Nevşehir and went to a "Turkish Night"
event at a nightclub in Uçhisar. The event began with folklore
dancers and ended with the belly dancers and 'zenne' taking the
floor. Some of the parents objected and wanted to take their
children out of the nightclub but their hotel was far away and
they had no alternative transportation.
The Edirne Governor's office went into action upon the complaints
of some parents and viewed video from the "Turkish Night" event,
prompting the investigation of the principal and teachers.
Principal Fatma Kılıç has been relieved of duty.