JWAAD runs an annual residential course every summer, with classes for all levels in a variety of styles, taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers.
Join us on the JWAAD Summer School Facebook group to chat with other dancers, ask questions and see some great photos from previous years.
"A dance holiday like no other!"
Join us for days jam-packed with dance in a beautiful historic setting.
This intensive course will provide a wonderful boost to your technique and performance. We have a huge choice of classes and activities for all levels, with over fifteen fabulous teachers, including JWAAD's most senior and experienced tutors and visiting teachers from the UK and abroad.
You can spend your days taking classes in a wide variety of styles of Arabic dance, classes with Egyptian musicians, work on technique, rhythm and choreography. You can book a private lesson with one of our teachers, or you can spend time relaxing in the gardens, swimming in the pool, shopping in the souk or enjoying a pampering massage. Advanced level dancers can join the Professional Performers Development Course with Josephine Wise (more information below).
Evening entertainment includes talks and films, Harem night, fancy dress party, a show in the theatre, and our amazing Zar (trance dance).
JWAAD 23rd Summer School
2nd - 9th August 2013
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We have a wide variety of classes and activities in lots of subjects including:
• Authentic Egyptian and middle eastern styles
• Workshops with live middle eastern music
• Talks, DVD evening and costume sessions
You can choose between:
• 7 days for the full experience
• 5 day course with our wonderful show - with you in it!
• 2 day course with our Harem Night Party
Our Wonderful New Venue
Wellington College in Crowthorne, Berkshire is the magnificent new setting for our courses, with a huge complex of historic buildings, enormous grounds, lakes (including Swan Lake!), gardens, an outdoor swimming pool and a modern theatre. We will dance in a mixture of gorgeous old banqueting halls and modern dance studios.
Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in common rooms and there are two cafes on site. All meals are included, and there is a great choice of dishes at every meal. Vegetarian and vegan diets can be catered for (please state when booking).
2, 5 and 7 day residential courses include all meals, classes and activities, and use of all facilities.
Accommodation is comfortable and modern, though not ensuite. All meals are included, with a great choice of food at every meal. We have many more single rooms than we used to, but we also have twins and 3/4 bed dormitories. We can provide sharers for dormitories, and if you want a twin room with a friend let us know so we can arrange it for you. We always endeavour to put friends together or very close to each other. Please bring toiletries and a towel.
If you come by car, there is a car park at the venue.
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Crowthorne Station is a short walk from the college.
JWAAD Professional Performers Course at Summer School
Taught by Josephine Wise.
Do you aim to look as good as the top famous dancers?
What It Is
This is a unique course, designed to mentor and support dancers who are at the stage of having no one to take responsibility for their development, and who are serious about improving their performance skills.
It has been developed over several years at the JWAAD Summer School, and it has now been honed into a comprehensive 10-hour course. It is available now for the first time outside the Summer School.
Many top dancers from the UK and abroad have benefited from this course.
What It Includes
The course runs for 2 hours each day for 5 days, and includes opportunities to dance solo for the group and receive individual analysis of your strengths and weaknesses, what you need to work on and how to develop your unique style.
Each day we have a warmup specifically designed to hone the dancers body, including Pilates exercises and deep stretches, after which each day differs as to which areas we concentrate on from the subjects below.
Each subject is analysed and studied in depth.
It is a comprehensive course including:
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Late Price bookings after 1st May
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Residential prices are per person and include all meals, classes and activities, and use of all facilities.
Non-residential includes lunch and supper, classes and activities, and use of all facilities.
|7 day course||2nd - 9th August|
|5 day course||4th - 9th August|
|2 day course||2nd - 4th August|
Please go to Summer School Booking for information on how to book your place.
You will need to provide a non-refundable deposit of £150 for 7 or 5 days, £100 for 2 days or the full price for 1 day.
If you would like to share a twin room, please let us know who you will be sharing with. If you would like to share a dormitory we can find sharers for you. Please let us know if there is anyone you would particularly like to share with.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.
If you have any questions about Summer School please email
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