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Circassian Dance (Wej)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsvJ9QOlf68

Please watch it .

I am a Circassian native from the Caucasus-Circassia currently in Russia, and this is one of our famous dances.
The nice thing is that every dance has a meaning and a time to dance.
I am very proud that I am from this great people.

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edhutchins88's picture
I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Tatyana,

I loved watching that Dance! The dancers are so graceful and elegant. I was very impressed with the Dancers' costumes. How long do the designers take to make them out of interest? They are so intricate, and I would imagine a huge amount of money, time and effort must be spent on each costume!

Are you a Circassian dancer? I have tried dancing in the past but unfortunately I have no sense of rhythm haha.

With regards to your written English, I just have the following points to make

  • I am very proud that I am from this great people. - I am very proud that I am one of these great people (it is not correct to say you are "from people".)
  • I am a Circassian native from the Caucasus-Circassia  - I am a Circassian native / I am from Circassia, a region in the North Caucasus.
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tatyana's picture
I learn : English (Intermediate) Turkish (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner)
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Hi  again  

I'm so happy that you watched the video  , actually it's one of my favariot  dances , you asked me if I'm acircassian dancer  yes , I'm .

To be a circassian dancer need alot of effort   , and we learn  from filigree how to dance . About the costume I dont have a clear idea  about it , but I'm sure it takes  along time  so we need to take care  of our sizeslaugh . 

and here some information about the academy that teaches us to learn how to dance and to learn our language 

 
Who We Are
 a non-profit cultural association headquartered in Amman, Jordan. Founded in 2010 by a group of dynamic Circassian Jordanian men and women, the ICCA aims to preserve and promote Circassian cultural heritage in Jordan as well as on the regional and global arenas. 

Our Spirit
Preserving Circassian Heritage

Our Vision
To become a beacon of Circassian culture in Jordan and globally that preserves and promotes Circassian cultural heritage amongst Circassians in Jordan, in the Diaspora and the motherland.

Our Mission
To provide an inclusive and interactive platform for Circassians in Jordan and beyond to connect with their cultural heritage and to revive the Circassian identity on the global stage through the arts, history, language and literature.

Our Values:

Representative
Empowering
Embracing and Inclusive
Artistic and Dynamic
Progressive and Forward-looking

Our Core Objectives:
1. To raise awareness on Circassian history and heritage
2. To preserve the Circassian language
3. To promote Circassian dance, traditional art, and music
4. To encourage the creative and progressive evolution of Circassian culture
5. To connect and engage with the Circassian community in Jordan and the global Circassian cultural network

 
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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Tatyana,

How much time to you spend dancing each week? After watching that video I am guessing that dancers would need to dedicate several hours per day practicing together! The moves are so complex!

The Academy you describe sounds fantastic. I believe it is so important for all of us to celebrate our culture, language and traditions.

Are the dancers at the Academy mostly young adults? Or do people of all ages (including children) go?

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tatyana's picture
I learn : English (Intermediate) Turkish (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner)
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Hi again 

Thats a good question  the coach tells  us which day  to come  every week ,so we are weekly training  the time we spend it at that day is 4 or 5 hours  .

About the second question yes ,but not at the same time and palace , we have 3 groups  the first one for children 

the second one is for teenager  to age  16,17or 18,and finally the last one is for adult from 18 to 30 I guess .

the most wonderful thing too is that even if we are tired when we are practing , training we laugh , enjoy our time and spend time knowing , chatting , and understanding each other  . 

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Wow! Practice sessions that last between 4 to 5 hours must be very tiring indeed. It's nice though that you all enjoy the sessions and see them as a chance to socialise with one another :-)

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I learn : English (Intermediate) Turkish (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner)
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Here another special and famous one and it is a very popular group we all admire , I saw that you enjoyed the first one  so this is another one 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl9uWRu0fo4

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Hi Tatyana

I was entranced by the dance.  I seemed as if the dancers were almost floating above the floor!  Such skill!  What do you mean by "We learn from filigree how to dance"?  "Filigree" in English means "ornamental work" and is usually fine, decorative work in silver, for example.

I am full of admiration at you!!

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I learn : English (Intermediate) Turkish (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner)
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Hi again 

ohh yes sorry  for this mistake , I chose the wrong one .

I mean since we were children / kids  we learn how to dance .

heartthanks a lot 

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