With this work, It is targeted to examine the relationship between the dance self-efficacy and self-confidence of folk actors. Folk dance is a concept that has existed in human life for a long time. Even if this concept is expressed by different figures from society to society, they basically have the same purpose. With this work, It is targeted to examine the relationship between the dance self-efficacy and self-confidence of folk actors. The model used in the research, relational survey, one of the quantitative studies, used to determine the current situation. In this direction, the teams that participated in the final in the competition organized by the Turkish Folk Dance Federation formed our universe. The forms delivered to the dancers online were filled by 160 people, 100 men and 60 women. In the study, a 5-question personal information form was used to determine the distribution of personal information of the participants through google forms prepared by the researchers as a data collection tool. At the same time, the self-confidence scale adapted into Turkish by Akın (2007) and the dance self-efficacy scale developed by Turan (2016) were used. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was used to determine whether the data showed normal distribution or not. In addition to the frequency and percentage tables, the relationship between the scales was examined by correlation analysis. Comparisons between the two groups were made with the independent sample t test, which is a parametric test. In conclusion, it was revealed that while there was no difference in the self-confidence of the dancers with a dance background, the dancers with a resume had a higher score in their dance self-efficacy. Another result has emerged that as individuals' dance self-efficacy increases, their self-confidence increases at the same rate.
Folk dances, dance, self-confidence, self-efficacy.