Bellydance Heritage

We are delighted to announce that we have launched parts of this course on line.  This has enabled us to go into more detail and source some fascinating links for you to watch.

This is our most popular course. Everyone loves it because it gives you permission to immerse yourself in a subject you’re passionate about. From ancient Egypt, through the Golden Era to modern Egyptian and current Tribal and Fusion influences. This comprehensive course puts everything in context and you get to explore many different styles through our online links.

Watch this video to find out more:  JWAAD has now rebranded to ‘BellyDance Now’


Yvette Cowles was hugely instrumental in developing this course and passionate about the content. Its success is part of her ongoing legacy. Involved in developing the online courses:  Gwen Booth, Kay Taylor, Yasmina of Cairo and Moyra Banks.

The course is suitable for:
• Students who want to increase their knowledge of Middle Eastern History and Culture relating to Bellydance
• Performers of Bellydance who want to develop a more authentic expression
Teachers – to inform your classes

Bellydance Heritage Explored
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Origins, threads and legacies  Explore the evidence of dance from pharaonic times to the early 19th century.
Commercialism of the Orient  This course takes us from the world fairs to the Art Deco movement.
Folklore legacy  Here we look at the different styles of traditional dance in Egypt and the impact on modern bellydance.
Bellydancers on Film  11 films to enjoy – with notes to follow the plot and a thought provoking summary on each film by Yasmina of Cairo.

We are working on the last course to complete this heritage section.  If you complete the above courses and pay for them individually ask about a discount when we launch the final course.  To see all our online courses go to this link.


If you want to do this course as part of the BDNTeaching Diploma, click here.


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