Teachers, Classes & Workshops
Find a Belly Dance Class
From beginners Belly Dance classes to accredited courses and much more.
A very nicely set out site from our very own Claire Novis, a lovely dancer and JWAAD qualified teacher who is based in Newcastle,with information on classes, events and lots of other stuff.
Home page of Josephine Wise, and JWAAD. Josephine Wise is one of the UKs top established dancers and teachers, and founder of Josephine Wise Academy of Arabic Dance, which includes the JWAAD Teacher Training programme, which has received accreditation with the National Open College network.
JWAAD teacher, Catherine Bartholomew based in Medway, Kent
Fab dancer, Just Because volunteer and amazing photographer as well, Anne Kingston shares information and thoughts about dance, life and what inspires her. Anne also organises ‘Desert Healing Trips’ a mix of dance, relaxation and just ‘being’ in the desert – check out her site for all information.
Candi is a fab and fun dancer who has lots of experience bothteaching and performing, she is based in Yorkshire, and offersclasses and workshops.
Shona is a fab performer and qualified JWAAD teacher based in the South West (as well as a great advert for Farida Costumes, cos she always looks gorgeous in them). Check out her new site, which has info on classes, workshops and more.
Galit is a fabulous JWAAD trained dancer and teacher, who also has her own show “Belicious’ running at the moment. This is a very attractive website with lots of information and some gorgeous photos too.
Stephanie Belly Dance
Stephanie is a teacher and performer based in Cardiff. She has a variety of specialist workshops on offer, including Pilates influenced dance and also iinformation on bellydancing during pregnancy.
For those of you who fancy trying some dance from the darkside – an amazing festival held in Leicester every July. Something for Oriental, Tribal and fusion dancers, and Her Royal Hellness is none of the organisers.
Jewel Of Yorkshire
All you need to know about Yorkshire’s hugely popular weekend dance festivals.
A great event with international and national teachers including our very own Kay Taylor, and of course gorgeous Farida bellydance costumes and classwear at the souk. Fantasia is held in Chiswick in December, perfect for combining with a shopping trip to London.
All the latest information about the South West’s great danceweekend, held at Glastonbury March 2008.
A blogsite – and lots more – from the gorgeous Jwaad teacher and fab dancer Raphaelle Masson, don’t be put off by the French, there are articles in English too and lots of good links, especially to some of Raphaelle’s favourite music.
A great performer, Sorcha not only dances, but can also provide fire eating, juggling, stilt walking and other great stuff – not all at the same time but she can do at least 2 of these things at once!
Taste Of Cairo
Tracey Gibbs is a very accomplished dancer and teacher who is based in Manchester. She also runs a dance agency providing danc-ers in the Manchester area.
NADA – A voluntary organisation promoting Arabic Dance in the North of England and Scotland. Subscribe to this fab magazine.
Mosaic is based in the South and produces a superb magazine for lovers of Arabic Dance everywhere.
A very worthy cause – aiming to raise awareness and prevention of breast cancer for women in Egypt. Many UK bellydancers have already held events to support this new charity.
Farida Dance Dancewear
Farida Belly Dance Costumes. Check out the Farida Souk for gorgeous gear from classwear to cabaret, including belly dance costumes from Eman, Hanan and more.
Great Rhythms CD. Both to teach with and perform to.
The website of Tim Garside, a name who may be familiar to some of you. Tim is a percussionist who has specialised in Arabic drumming since 1985.
Middle Eastern Music: Translated Song Lyrics. A mine of information covering many well known songs.
Official site for the great singer Mohammed Abdel Wahab.
B Dancer Guide
Middle Eastern Dance Resource Guide. An American web-site which lists huge amounts of information.
Hips With Attitude
Great site run by Deirdre MacDonald, who studied Tribal style while living in the US.
A great site for information of any sort related to Belly Dance.
Excellent source of information especially on the fusion and tribal styles of dance.
My Spirit Radio
An interesting and informative online radio station with it’s very own bellydance programme ‘Belly and Beyond’ featuring among other things, our very own Kay being interviewed.
Overseas Dancers and Events
Our very own dance holidays to Egypt and Greece.
Yasmina of Cairo
Great site with interviews, news and behind the scenes gossip from fab Farha guest dancer, Yasmina.
Leila In Egypt
Gorgeous photos and lots of info on American dancer Leila who now lives and works in Cairo.
This is the website of Nibal an Egyptian guide who has helped Kay on Cairo tours for several years.Lots of interesting information from a local perspective.
All you need to know about one of Cairo’s biggest dance festivals.
Desiree and Farida Favourites
Our feline friends need your help. If you’re in the Newcastle area and would like to give a home to a cat or help with fundraising please check out this site.
A Taste of Persia
For delicious Persian Meals.
iTyne and Wear
Information on all sorts of businesses and services in Tyne and Wear.
A great site for anyone who lives in Boldon, and Kay even has her own page!