About Us

We love the fabulous art of bellydance! Join a class, workshop or in-depth course and develop the dancer in you!

JWAAD is one of the longest-established and most respected schools of bellydance in the UK. The JWAAD Teaching Diploma was established in 1990.  It is the only national accredited Belly Dance Teaching Diploma in the UK.
Since it started, it has gone from strength to strength.  It is recognised as being a course of depth and excellence, as the most prestigious and the most detailed course in the UK.

JWAAD now work with One Awards (formerly OCN North East) to accredit courses.  You can study our fascinating subject modules that include key aspects of bellydance technique, expression performance and teaching as stand alone accredited courses, or as part of a Teaching or Performance Diploma.
JWAAD Belly Dance Training Ltd is now a limited company with 3 directors: Josephine, Wise, Kay Taylor and Gwen Booth.  For more about the company and directors, click here.
We develop the courses, train our level 3 & 4 teachers to deliver the courses and have a team of teachers who can mentor students and hold technique reviews as part of the Personal Development Programme.The directors, teachers and mentors are all passionate about Belly Dance and the benefits it can bring.  We are also passionate about developing dancers and helping them achieve their goals.


Josephine Wise is the founder of the Teaching Diploma.  Here are a few words from Josephine:

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