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JWAAD Summer School belly dance class taught by Sandra Thompson in Home Studio 2017


JWAAD 28th Summer School

16th - 23rd August 2018

7 days - Thursday 16th to Thursday 23rd August
5 days - Saturday 18th to Thursday 23rd August
2 days - Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August

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Summer School 2017 Timetable - click here

The 2017 Timetable gives you an idea of what to expect
2018 Timetable online in April


JWAAD Summer School Farida Dance fashion show with dancers dressed in fabulous costumes by Eman Zaki of Cairo Egypt"A dance holiday like no other!"

Join us for days jam-packed with dance in a beautiful historic setting.

This intensive residential 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 fourteen 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 Middle Eastern and Fusion 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 drink in one of the cafe's.


Evening entertainment includes Harem night, fancy dress party, theatre show (with you in it!), talent night, Zar, and fun in the common rooms!

Catherine Bartholomew teaching belly dance at JWAAD Summer School at Wellington College Berkshire
The Courses

We have over 40 hours of classes and activities including:
•    Authentic Egyptian and Middle Eastern styles
•    Masterclasses with internationally renowned teachers
•    Workshops with live music
•    Classes on technique and rhythm
•    Classes on choreography and performance

•    A variety of fusion styles
•    Dances to learn and perform
•    Daily sagat/zill practice
•    Our amazing Zar
•    A souk with dance gear for sale all week
•    A stall to sell your second hand costumes
•    A chance to perform solo or in groups in our Theatre Show
•    Weekenders can perform at our Harem Night Party
•    A relaxed and fun talent evening

•    Time to relax, socialise or go for a walk by the lake

You can choose between:

•    7 days for the full experience - show/parties/all activities

•    5 day course - this year includes two parties and our wonderful show - with you in it!

•    2 day course with our Harem Night Party


Option Arrive Leave
7 days 16th August between 3:30pm and 5:30pm 23rd August after lunch
5 days 18th August between 3:30pm and 5:30pm 23rd August after lunch
2 days 17th August between 3pm and 5:30pm 19th August after last class


JWAAD Summer School Wellington College with lake

Our Wonderful Venue

Wellington College, Berkshire is the magnificent 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 historic halls and modern dance studios.

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Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in kitchens 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. We have mostly single rooms plus a small number of shared rooms for seven day bookings only. We can often provide sharers if needed. If you'd like shared accommodation, book early as these rooms will fill up fast. We always endeavour to put friends together or very close to each other, so let us know who your friends are!


Previous feedback: "I came for the first time this year and met so many new friends. The classes and show were great, as was the food. I'll be back next year to dance and party!"

Johara Dance performing at the JWAAD Summer School hafla party in 2017


Click here for information on how to book your place.

You will need to provide a deposit of £150 for 7 or 5 days (£100 is non-refundable), or a non-refundable deposit of £100 for 2 days.

After 1st June the full price must be included with all bookings

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 may be able to find sharers for you. Please let us know if there is anyone you would particularly like to share with. 

Book early to avoid disappointment!


The Angels at JWAAD Summer School ready to welcome you when you check in for this wonderful dance holiday


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If you come by car, there is plenty of parking at the venue

Wellington College
RG45 7PU

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If you have any questions about Summer School please email summerschool@jwaad.com or phone 07531 357 846.


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