Discover Arabic dance!.
On Monday, March 27, at the Jedro Community Center, we participated in a dance course led by our volunteer Sarah from Jordan as part of her Arabic language and culture course. During our time together, we learned about the origin and history of Dabkeh, an Arab folk dance that originated in the mountainous regions of the Levant, which includes countries such as Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria. Dabkeh is derived from the word “dabaka” in Levantine Arabic, which means “to stamp the feet” or “to make noise”. We learned to dance the Dabkeh and in turn taught Sarah our own Croatian folk dance. The cultural exchange was a wonderful experience that allowed us to share and learn about each other’s traditions.
*The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is a program of the European Union to strengthen solidarity in various areas: from helping the disadvantaged and providing humanitarian aid to engagement for health and the environment in the EU and beyond.
The program offers young people the opportunity to respond to the needs of the community, make a concrete contribution to society, and in the process gain invaluable experience and develop new skills. The program is also intended for organizations active in the field of solidarity that want to involve young people in their activities.