Youth, Culture and Art Centre

Dance, Sport and Art is a passion

BDK is a non-profit organisation which was set up to cater for and provide a centre for local, national and international dance, arts, activities, seminars and events. At the same time BDK contributes Bodrum by hosting international dance shows and competitions which support local tourism and the community.

BDK was formed in the corridors of the local municipality offices in the year 2000 and after 6 years of hard work, they finally realised their dream in 2006 to become an officially recognised and legal Dance Club & Association which was set up as a non-profit organisation.

In 2015, BDK moved to current studios and offices situated close by the entrance to Bodrum. With a combination of 122 volunteers and employees. BDK have had 5860 students since its formation. Website: www.bodrumdans.com


International Bodrum Dance Festivals

The “International Bodrum Dance Festival”, held on the last week of May, is one of the biggest dance festivals in Europe on the UNESCO cultural events list.

In 2017, 2740 dancers from 26 countries participated in the international Bodrum Dance Festival, which started as a local event in 2000, and with an ever increasing number of participants every year. 15 thousand people watched five day festival events.

The “International Bodrum Dance Festival”, organized by Bodrum Dance Club and being the biggest dance festival in Europe, has been taken on UNESCO’s list of cultural events by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of EU, the festival has become the only event in the history of the world with a multinational organization committee that reaches 122 volunteers from 26 different countries.

In 2018, our festival, which includes all dance types until 2017, has changed its concept and has been celebrated as four festivals internationally, including Folk Dance, Modern Dance, WDSF Bodrum Open and Latin Dances.


  • “International Bodrum Folk Dance Festival” – Between April 30 – May 5, 2019
  • “International Bodrum Modern Dance Festival” – Between 8 – 12 May 2019,
  • “WDSF Bodrum Open” – Between May 17 – 22, 2019,
  • “International Bodrum Latin Dance Festival” – will take place between 23 – 26 May 2019.


International Bodrum Latin Dance Festival

The International Bodrum Latin Dance Festival, which takes place in 2018, is a very entertaining festival in May, featuring workshops, dance shows, parties and dance competitions.

Hotel prices are quite reasonable with special discounts applied to this organization at a festival organized in a five star, all-inclusive hotel.

On the one hand training sessions are held with workshop programs and on the other hand, parties are held in the hotel’s swimming pool or on the beach. Participants can use the hotel’s Turkish bath, sauna or steam room at no extra charge, three meals a day buffet meals and unlimited drinks during the day.

Turkey is also supported by the Federation of Dance Sport festival takes place in TDSF Salsa Clubs Championship final competitions. Almost more than 2 thousand athletes and 700 athletes from all over are coming to Bodrum in Turkey for TDSF competitions.

Our Bodrum Dance Club organization team, which has successfully performed many national and international festival organizations in our country since 2000 and thanks to UNESCO for 5 years and the right to use Unesco Logos, continues its preparations for the second time in 2019 for the second INTERNATIONAL BODRUM LATIN DANCES FESTIVAL.


Activities organised by BDK (Bodrum Dance Club) – Youth, Culture & Arts Centre

National and International Dance Contests

National and International Dance Contests

We have been organizing Turkish Salsa Championships and Sportive Latin Dance Championships in Bodrum for a decade with the Turkish Dance Sports Federation (TDSF). We also held the International Sportive...

Aegean Latin Dance Meetings

Aegean Latin Dance Meetings

Latin Dance is an event that brings Dance Schools and Club dance athletes from the Aegean regions of Bodrum, Marmaris and Kuşadası together each year on three different dates in...

International Bodrum Dance Festival

International Bodrum Dance Festival

The “International Bodrum Dance Festival”, which takes place during the last week of May is one of the biggest dance festivals in Europe and features in the UNESCO cultural events...

International Bodrum Latin Dance Festival

Addresses for the festival events

Bodrum Dance Club

Youth, Culture & Art Centre

………………………. Hotel

Accommodation, Workshops, Shows and Competitions

  • Gümbet Mah. Adnan Menderes Cad. No:73 48400 Bodrum / MUĞLA

B.B Binnaz Karakaya Sports Hall

Sportif Salsa Dansları Kulüplerarası Dans Ligi 6. Etap Yarışması/ Bireysel Salsa Parlama (Shine) Yarışması (açık solo yarışma)

  • Cevat Şakir Mahallesi Kartal Sokak No:3 48480 Gümbet / Bodrum / MUĞLA

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