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Find out more about the ‘Bellydance Now International Challenge’

Join the amazing JWAAD Summer School and celebrate 30 years of success.  The courses we deliver and will be continuing to update were written by JWAAD.  This is a week to inspire and connect with the bellydance community.  International guest teachers include:  Abeer Will, Yasmina of Cairo and Maelle.  For more details go to our Summer School homepage. 


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Music Course - Catriona MacDonald

"Very interesting and exciting course, learned different styles of Bellydance and gained knowledge about the evolution from the time of the Pharaohs to the present day. "

History and Culture Course - Sarah Soo Yin Chua

"There was a lot of the course that was applicable to Tribal. It was supportive and I certainly feel more confident delivering workshops having completed it and I have definitely integrated the learning from the weekend within the workshops."

Safety course - Tribal perspective - Jenny D'Allison

"'thank you for a brilliant course!... what you taught was so interesting and delivered in such an engaging and well thought out way."

Safety course - Louise Deacon

"Inspirational, enlightening, challenging, but in the end, a great confidence booster."

Music course - Jill Karstad

"I thoroughly enjoyed both the academic and practical classes. Being able to work with a live drummer was a particular highlight. "

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