This is our most popular course. Everyone loves it. It gives you permission to immerse yourself in the subject you love. From ancient Egypt, through the Golden Era to modern Egyptian and current Tribal and Fusion influences. Lots of discussion. It puts everything in context and you get to explore many different styles. Academic sessions and dance classes to put into practice what you talk about …….
This course has a credit value of 3, which means there are approximately 32 hours of study involved over two weekends. It is accredited by One Awards and on successful completion, you receive and accredited certificate from them. The official course name is ‘The Influence of History and Culture upon Bellydance’.
Yvette Cowles was hugely instrumental in developing this course and passionate about the content. It’s success is part of her ongoing legacy. Tutors who deliver this course: Kay Taylor, Gwen Booth, Yasmina of Cairo, Claire Barnfather, Catherine Bartholomew, Ishtar (Dorte Evelyn) and Hilde Cannoodt & Charlotte Wassell. This accredited bellydance course takes place in London, Newcastle / Sunderland and Edinburgh.
• Students who want to increase their knowledge of Middle Eastern History and Culture relating to Belly Dance
• Performers of Belly Dance
What is included?
• The evolution of Belly Dance from Ancient Egypt to present day Cairo and Tribal Fusion
• The role and status of dancers, past and present
• Introduction to key figures who have influenced the dance and their legacy
• Costuming – different styles and their origins
• The ways in which East and West have drawn from one another, and the impact on subsequent generations of teachers
• The significance of dance in Egyptian cinema
• Culture, politics and the future of Belly Dance
• Dance classes with a focus on the development of Belly Dance over time, different dance styles, and ways in which Western and Middle Eastern dance have influenced each other
• The compilation of a portfolio of evidence for the Open College Network
Not only do you get amazingly knowledgeable tutors teaching these courses but an exclusive on line resource area for your use from the first weekend of the course.
If you want to do this course as part of the JWAAD Teaching Diploma, click here.
Breakdown of Costs and Payments
- Non-refundable deposit to reserve your place: £50
- Payment for Weekend 1: £135 payable 4 weeks before the start of the course
- Payment for Weekend 2: £175 payable at Weekend 1 of the course
- Optional – the One Awards registration fee will also be payable on weekend 1 (£25)
- For prices for the International study week click here
Total cost excluding registration fee: £360
Total hours: 32 hours of tuition and guided learning. 4 days across 2 weekends 9am – 3.30pm each day.
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