Farida Dance at Shimmy and Shop Festival 2017JWAAD Belly Dance Training at Shimmy and Shop Festival in Bristol February 2017New to Bristol!!

JWAAD Belly Dance Training in association with Farida Souk present:

Shimmy & Shop Belly Dance Festival

A great weekend of dance and, of course, shopping!!

LATEST NEWS- Tickets will be available on the door!
for Saturday and £30 for Sunday

Shimmy & Shop dancers with veils in Bristol with JWAAD Belly Dance TrainingSaturday 11th February 2017 - 11am-6pm
Tickets only £5!

Come and go as you please! This is an informal fun day including the following:

*** 15 minute Taster Sessions, taught by several different teachers (see below) ***

*** Performances from local groups and soloists in many different styles ***

*** The chance to shop at your leisure at the fabulous Farida Dance souk ***

*** Time to catch up with your dance chums, socialise and network ***

*** Information about local dance classes, JWAAD courses and accredited training ***

Click here for the Shimmy & Shop Schedule
Click here for details of our teachers and taster sessions


Sunday 12th February 2017 - 11am-2pm
Tickets only £30!

Jo Wise and Adam Warne teaching bellydance dance to live tabla drum at Shimmy & Shop in BristolFantastic Tabla with Jo Wise and Rhythmic Ginger - for the first time in Bristol!
Jo will be teaching the art of dancing with live tabla, including how to wow your audience with fabulous isolations and funky rhythms.

This workshop is open to all levels, but beware, if you are an advanced level dancer you will be called upon to really shine!

Saturday Taster Sessions (15 mins each, on the hour)

Fun and fabulous taster sessions from: Arabella, Carmen Jones, Kay Taylor, Sacha Tremain, Josephine Wise, Saeeda Jameel and Pearl Boheme.

click here for the schedule
click here for info on the teachers and taster sessions

Saturday Performances (on the half hour)

Local groups, troupes and soloists.
If you'd like to showcase your troupe, get in touch with Kay at jwaadtt@mac.com.

Saturday Souk

Kay Taylor will be bringing the fabulous Farida Dance souk to Bristol with costumes, class clothes, accessories and much more!

Check out the Farida website. If there is anything specific you want bringing contact Farida direct at faridadance@mac.com.


Advanced bookings are now closed, but tickets are available on the door. So come along and join the fun!!


Hamilton House
80 Stokes Croft

As well as studios, (and a wonderful Banksy graffiti on the wall outside!), The Canteen cafe/bar/restaurant is open on Saturday from 10am to 1am and on Sunday from 10am to 11pm. There are also plenty of eateries and bars, and Bristol city shopping a short walk away.