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 to celebrate our 27th Summer School!
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 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 talks and films, Harem night, fancy dress party, a show in the theatre (with you in it!), Sufi trance evening, and fun in the common rooms!
JWAAD 27th Summer School
11th - 18th August 2017
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|7 days||11th August between 3:30pm and 5:30pm||18th August after lunch|
|5 days||13th August between 3:30pm and 5:30pm||18th August after lunch|
|2 days||11th August between 3pm and 5:30pm||13th August after last class|
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.
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. This year we are back in our original accommodation, with the souk in with us. 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!"
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This course is designed to mentor and develop dancers who are at the stage of having no one to take responsibility for their development, and who are serious about advancing their performance skills. The course has been running for several years at Summer School. Every year there is different choreography to learn.
Refinement of technique and body awareness
Performance skills and showmanship
Choreography and improvisation skills
Musicality and phrasing
Authenticity and expression
Ideas for further development
The course is free as long as you have booked to come to Summer School for 5 or 7 days. Please check the Summer School timetable for more information. Please email Sophie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to join.
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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.
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 often 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 email@example.com or phone 07531 357 846.
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