Horon, also referred to as Khoron is a dance including rapid upper body dances which evolved mainly during the Ottoman reign. The movements from the dance are said to have come from the shimmying of the small Anchovy fish. There are many types of Horon is many countries like Greece, Iraq, Israel, Yemen and Turkey but the main dance is called Tik and is danced in Turkey. Horon was originally from Greece but moved to Turkey and other surrounding countries.
The Zeybek Dance is a form of folk dance peculiar to Western, Central and Southern Anatolian Turkey. The dance has a common form but is slightly different is almost every region it is performed in. All Zeybek melodies can be divided according to their tempo. Agir means slow and kirvak means fast.
Hora, a type of circle dance also known as Syrtos is a dance which originated from the Balkans and is mainly played in Eastern Thrace. The words “Hora” and “Oro” are present in many Slavic languages. In those languages including Turkish, “Oro” means round and the original meaning of “hora” is circle.