Syriac youth teaches Syriac folklore dance in Zalin, North and East Syria

ZALIN, North and East Syria — Syriac youth Meltha Yusef, joined the Syriac Cultural Association to learn folklore dance.

After successfully passing courses, the Association’s administrators appointed her as a trainer. She now trains children and youth with 5other trainers.

Yusef trains a group of children on folklore dance (Dabke) three times a week at the Association’s in Zalin (Qamishli).

The children performance, spontaneity and comfort reflect the extent of harmony between them and Yusef. Because she has gone through the same dance experience, she knows the moments of stress, discomfort and happiness in children, so she gives them a few minutes break when she notices them tired or bored.

The Syriac Cultural Association was opened in Zalin (Qamishli) in 2008 to hold musical and folkloric activities of the Syriac (Aramean- Chaldean- Assyrian) people.

It has branches in Dayrik (Malikiyah/Derik), Qabre Hewore (Qahtaniyah) and Hasakah.

The door of the Syriac Cultural Association is open to people from different cultures and ethnicities.