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.
We run and promote:
classes, workshops and performances worldwide including:
The fabulous Fantasia Festival, London's most prestigious bellydance event, is held in London in December each year. We have famous teachers, over 30 workshops, three competitions, an amazing show, and a wonderful souk for buying dance gear, CDs, DVDs, costumes and everything you need for dancing.
A wonderful 7-day residential Summer School in the beautiful English countryside. An intensive and exhilarating dance experience with classes for all levels, the JWAAD Professional Performance Development Course, a student show, a souk, talks and much more.
The JWAAD Professional Diploma Courses. JWAAD trained teachers now teach across the UK from Scotland to Jersey, in France, Spain, Norway, Belguim, Ireland and Australia. JWAAD dancers and teachers are a strong force in the dance world and are featured at many dance events and festivals. To find a JWAAD teacher near you please go to www.thejta.org
Kay Taylor is the Head of the JWAAD Training Program. For more information about Kay click here.