14th - 15th December 2013

Discovering Talent and Creating New Stars!

A Feast of Diversity!

London's biggest and best bellydance festival again offers you workshops with international teachers, including old favourites and teachers new to the UK, plus British teachers offering a huge variety of different and unusual styles!

Fantasia 2013 Timetable - click here

Bookings are now closed. Tickets for some workshops will be available at the festival

International Teachers and Performers!

We are delighted to welcome dancers/teachers from Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Norway, Sweden and, of course, the United Kingdom. All are famous in their own countries, and some will be teaching and performing in the UK for the first time.

Information on our 2012 teachers, the Fantasia timetable and online bookings, will be available from the beginning of September. So come back then to see our fabulous lineup of teachers.

More Variety than Ever Before!

This year we have more choice than ever. We have a truly amazing choice of subjects, with everything from a variety of Egyptian and Middle Eastern styles to Belly Swing, Burlesque, Cyber Fusion, Poi Spinning, Fearless Floorwork, Feline Fusion, The Walking Dead, Telephatic Tabla Solos and much, much more!

Competitions at Fantasia!

This year we will again be running the wonderful competitions: the Isis Award for Oriental Soloists, and the Cleopatra Award for Fusion Soloists.

We are very excited about this, because we want to show the world that our art form has exacting standards and we know what a fantastic effect winning a competition of this kind can do for a dancer's career. We know how hard it is to become recognised in your own country or abroad, and the extra boost a competition can give is invaluable. As we have dancers from all over the UK and other countries at Fantasia, we expect a rich and varied mix of competitors!

We have three competitions for you, each with its own identity. All competitions take place in the Studio Theatre at Fantasia. If you would like to enter please register early to avoid disappointment, as places are limited.

Click here for more information.

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The Gala Show!

The unmissable Saturday Night Show is the perfect opportunity to see a wealth of wonderful performances from our international stars and their students, in a wide variety of styles. This show is legendary for being the most innovative showcase in the UK!




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Remember to allow time for shopping in our wonderful Souk, which offers a fantastic selection of dancewear, music and accessories. You can buy everything you need for class or performance!

Souk Opening Times
Saturday - 10am to 6:30pm or later
Sunday - 10am to 3:30pm

Feedback from Previous Fantasia Festivals

"A brilliant weekend! I got to try out so many new and exciting subjects with excellent teachers. The show was fab - and so was the shopping"...
"The perfect weekend in London. I sent my partner off to see the sights while I danced and shopped to my heart's content. Can't wait until the next one!"...
"I love the variety! The only problem is having to choose between workshops as I want to do them all!"...
"A really friendly, buzzy atmosphere. It was great!"...
"My favourite bellydance festival"...
"The show was awesome! I never knew there were so many different styles of bellydance."
"The competitions really inspired me and my students. We may even have a go ourselves next year!"...


Fantasia Festival is held at:
Arts Educational School
14 Bath Road
W4 1LY

Nearest underground train station: Turnham Green

Directions: When you come out of Turnham Green Station, turn right and walk to the end of the road (there's a small roundabout there). Turn right again into Bath Road and walk past shops and a pub. You will see the Arts Educational School on your right.

Click here for map


Click here to see the Fantasia 2013 workshop timetable
Enquiries: email fantasia@jwaad.com or call: 07531 357 846

Booking and Prices

Each workshop costs £15.
The Saturday Night Show is £20.
You can pay for workshops and the Saturday Night Show by credit or debit card, or by PayPal. You do not need a Paypal account to pay online.

Tickets to watch the competitions are free if you have a workshop ticket for that day.
To come to Fantasia without booking a workshop, there is a fee of £4 (cash on the door only). This includes entry to the Souk and to watch the competitions on that day.

By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions Click Here


You can order DVDs of previous Fantasia Festival shows from The Short Film Company. The 2013 Fantasia show will again be filmed by The Short Film Company.