Bellydance Music

This page tells you all about the Music course, ‘Understanding Music used in Belly Dance’, what it includes and how useful it can be to you as a dancer.  Our Music course is in depth and fascinating – a game changer.  This gives you the foundations with which to hear music and dance to it.  An inspirational course.  It will change how you dance.  Academic sessions and dance classes to consolidate learning.

This course has a credit value of 4, which means there are approximately 45 hours of tuition and guided learning over two weekends.  It is accredited by One Awards and you receive an accredited certificate on successful completion.

Specialist Tutors include: Josephine Wise, Yasmina of Cairo, Raphaelle Masson, Kay Taylor, Gwen Booth, Claire Barnfather, Catherine Bartholemew and Ishtar (Dorte Evelyn).  Fusion Specialist: Hilde Cannoodt and  Charlotte Wassell.        Percussionist, Joelle Barker or Tim Garside, on weekend 2         We have at least 3 tutors delivering each music course.  Check each course for specific tutors

Suitable for:
• Students who want to increase their knowledge
• 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 One Awards

Not only do you have our wonderfully experienced tutors who deliver these courses, you also have access to an exclusive on line resource area from the first weekend of your course until you finish.  We currently run specialist accredited bellydance courses in:  London, Newcastle/Sunderland, Edinburgh and Manchester.  We are happy to run them wherever there is the demand.

‘This course changed how I hear music, not only that, my dance has changed too … and for the better.  I cannot recommend this course highly enough’  T Harker

For those who want to work towards the JWAAD Teaching Diploma, go to this link to book your place.

Music course breakdown of Costs and Payments

  • Non-refundable deposit to reserve your place: £50
  • Payment for Weekend 1: £185 payable 4 weeks before the start of the course
  • Payment for Weekend 2: £210 payable at Weekend 1 of the course
  • Optional – the One Awards registration fee will also be payable on weekend 1 (£35)
  • The above costs do not apply to the International Study week.  Click here for details.

Costs reflect the fact that this is a longer course starting Friday afternoon/evening and that we have a tabla player on weekend 2 and a fusion specialist.  Total cost excluding registration fee:

Course Times 
Weekend 1
Friday 1pm – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 3.30pm
Sunday 9am – 3.30pm

Weekend 2
Saturday 9am – 3.30pm
Sunday 9am – 3.30pm
Times may vary depending on venue availability and will be confirmed in individual courses.

Total Cost:    £445

If you are wanting to do this as part of the Teaching Diploma, click here.

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Upcoming Courses

Bellydance Music JUM13 London 9/10/11 October 2020 & 6/7 February 2021

Location: chiswick Catholic Centre, Dukes Avenue, London, W4 2AE

Weekend 1: Oct 9th 2020 - Oct 11th 2020 / 18.00 - 19.00 on Friday then 9.00 - 16.30 Saturday and 09.00 - 15.30 Sunday

Weekend 2: Feb 6th 2021 - Feb 7th 2021 / 9am - 3.30pm each day

Our fabulous music course is fascinating and will inform how you dance forever.  

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