Ahlan wa Sahlan and welcome to JWAAD The Josephine Wise Academy of Arabic Dance

A belly dancer who kindly provided her photo for the JWAAD Josephine Wise Academy of Arabic Dance website
This vibrant and sensual style of dance also known as Bellydance, Egyptian dance, Middle Eastern dance, or Raqs Sharqi (Raks Sharki) is popular all over the world as an inspirational art form that enriches the lives of thousands of people.

The Josephine Wise Academy of Arabic Dance has existed since 1990. It is dedicated to improving the standard and raising the profile of Egyptian and Arabic dance in the West.

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We are devastated that one of our directors, our best friend, and inspiration to so many others, Yvette Cowles, has lost her battle with cancer. Yvette was laughing and joking until the very end. She went to sleep and peacefully passed away without suffering.

Adam Warne Rhythmic Ginger"Yvette was brave, funny, inspirational, funny, gorgeous, funny, always great company and a wonderful friend. Oh, and hilariously funny. She will always be alive in my heart." Jo Wise

Our condolences to her family and best wishes to all whose lives were touched by this beautiful lady.







** JWAAD Technique Intensive at Summer School**

Dance class at the JWAAD Summer School at Wellington College Berkshire11th - 18th August 2017
Join us for days jam-packed with dance in a beautiful historic setting!

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The JWAAD Book of Belly Dance

The JWAAD Book of Belly Dance written by Josephine Wise.  The perfect handbook for all belly dance teachers, dancers and enthusiastsJosephine and Dina and The JWAAD Book of Belly Dance written by Josephine Wise

This gorgeous book by Josephine Wise is the definitive handbook for all dancers and teachers. It sets out all the basics of knowledge that a dancer needs, and is a useful tool that all Belly Dancers should own. Buy it now and join the ever-growing community of dancers who share a good grounding in Belly Dance education.

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Great review of The JWAAD Book of Belly Dance from Gilded Serpent! click here

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