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Open College Network accredited JWAAD understanding music used within belly dance courseNext Courses:

7/8/9 July & 23/24 September 2017 - JUM08 - London

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Accredited by the One Awards to Level 3 (of 'A' level complexity), this course has a credit value of 4, which means there are approximately 40 hours of study involved over three weekends.

As JWAAD is acknowledged as the leading training provider for the study of Belly Dance, we are working with the One Awards to increase the range of accredited certificates for dancers.

This course is designed by Belly Dancers for Belly Dancers (and anyone interested in music used within Belly Dance).

Specialist Tutors: Josephine Wise, Raphaelle Masson, Kay Taylor, Yvette Cowles, Gwen Booth and Claire Barnfather
Fusion Specialist: Hilde Cannoodt
Master Percussionist: Adam Warne

Yvette Cowles Margaret Krause understanding music used within belly dance course classSuitable for:

• Students who want to increase their knowledge
• Teachers of Belly Dance
• Performers of Belly Dance
• Musicians may also find it useful to enable them to put the music in context and understand it from a dancer's perspective.

What is included?

• Recognising Middle Eastern musical instruments
• Understanding Middle Eastern rhythms
• Recognising Middle Eastern musical styles
• Working with live Tabla to create your own Tabla solo
• Playing basic rhythms
• Introduction to sagat
• Dance classes with a focus on musical recognition and interpretation
• Introduction to key singers and composers
• Identifying iconic pieces of music
• Building a portfolio of evidence for the Open College Network

For those who want to work towards either the JWAAD Teaching Diploma or JWAAD Performance Diploma, you need to be of Intermediate level and there are additional classes on each weekend, so the cost reflects this. You might want to contact Kay for further details on:

Costs and Payments

Non-refundable deposit to reserve your place: £50
Payment for Weekend 1: £185 (£220 for those working towards Diploma) payable 4 weeks before the start of the course
Payment for Weekend 2: £210 (£245 for those working towards Diploma) payable at Weekend 1 of the course
The One Awards registration fee will also be payable on weekend 1 (£35)

Courses are based on a minimum number of people, so cancellations made within 7 days of the start date will not receive a refund.
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Dates for 'Understanding Music Used Within Belly Dance'

London JUM08

W1: 7/8/9 July 2017
W2: 23/24 September 2011
Venue: Scout Hut/Tara House Montessori School, Wilson Walk, London W4 1TP(between Prebend Gardens & Goldhawk Rd & adjacent to Stamford Brook tube)
Tutors: Yvette Cowles, Josephine Wise, Yasmina of Cairo, Gwen Booth, Hilde Cannoodt, a percussionist.

To reserve your place:

Online: To pay a £50 deposit to secure your place on this course, click on the 'Buy Now' button below. You will be directed to Paypal. If you do not have a Paypal account you will see that under the Paypal login you can click on 'Don't have a Paypal account'. Click on this to pay by credit or debit card. When you have paid your deposit we will contact you about your enrolment.

By Post: Send a cheque for £50 (payable to JWAAD Belly Dance Training) to Kay Taylor, Dean Villa, 26 Kayll Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 7TW. Please specify which course you are booking on and include your contact details.

Deposits are non-refundable.




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