Exclusive Souk

Our exclusive souk for Fantasia 2019:

We do not have space for a big souk – so focus on quality and bring you Cairos top designer, Eman Zaki as well as the UK’s amazing Farida Dance.

  • Farida Dance – professional and class dance wear
  • Eman Zaki – top designer from Cairo
  • NADA – National Arabic Dance Association 
  • JWAAD 
  • Just Because
  • Nyla Bellydance – class wear

Farida Dance

One of the longest established Belly Dance shops in the UK.  Founded and run by Kay Taylor, who regularly goes to Cairo to check out what is hot …. and what is not!  Kay works closely with Eman Zaki and Hanan Mahmoud.  A great choice of professional costumes, troupe outfits and some class wear.
The Farida stall will also have a great range of accessories from silk veils to melayas, sticks and sagat.
‘We have some great new lace galabayas from Hanan as well as a whole new range of fabulous costumes from Eman and Hanan.  These designers are my favourite in Cairo.’ says Kay (pictured above in an Eman Zaki design)
Have a look at the Farida website and if there is anything you specifically want to try, email and ask us to bring it to Fantasia.
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Eman Zaki

Eman is one of the top designers in Cairo.  She has made costumes for all the stars:  Fifi Abdou, Dina, Randa, Soraia, Sahar and many more.  Her costumes are a delight to wear.  The cut of the fabric is so flattering and the work detailed and each piece original in its detail.  Eman was a dancer in the 80’s (see picture) so understands what a dancer needs in a costume.  Eman is extremely knowledgeable and a fascinating person to talk to.  
Eman will check each costume sold and make any adjustments.  She is also at Fantasia to take orders for individual made to measure costumes.  Order your Eman Zaki creation this year.  Farida Dance stock lots of Eman Zaki designs – you can see even more on her FB page

Here is an exclusive interview with Eman and an insight into her atelier.


NADA the National Arabic Dance Association offers you the opportunity to be part of an exciting bellydance network – both nationally and internationally! We provide 3 magazines per year of the highest quality. The magazine includes information on events, classes and topics of interest for beginners to advanced level dancers on Egyptian Bellydance, Turkish Bellydance, Tribal Belly Dance, Folklore and other styles of Middle Eastern/Arabic Dance. Being a member provides you with discounts to national and international events, online dance tutorials from top teachers, discounts on advertising, online resources to buy/sell costumes, a place to advertise & list your classes and most importantly a community to discuss dance and meet other dancers in the UK dance scene. We hope to be able to be a link between the dancers around the UK and beyond to create a strong and supportive dance community. Get to know us a little better and what we all do. If you ever have any questions we will be happy to help you.

NADA are providing 2 prizes for our raffle:  A years free membership to NADA – paperless option – some great on line resources.  A Bronze pass and ticket to the Gala show of a new festival, Alba Orientale.  27-29th March 2020 in Edinburgh.  Featuring the amazing Soraia Zaeed from Cairo and Rosadela from Valencia.
NADA website     NADA Facebook   NADA Instagram



Yes, we run the Fantasia festival – but our main passion is developing dancers – and training teachers.  Visit our stall to have a chat about your development ……. Our courses are in depth and fascinating.  They are also accredited by an awarding body so recognised outside of the belly dance world.  
Why not come and have a chat with one of our teachers to find out more.
Oh – and you can also treat yourself to our fab T shirts …. or our Rhythms CD.
Read about our Teaching Diploma
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Join the JWAAD Belly Dance Community on FB
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Just Because 

A charity close to our hearts – raising money for women with breast cancer in Egypt.  Started by and run by dancers, they have a great range of merchandise including T-shirts and hoodies.

Just want to browse the souk and watch our Open stage with a fabulous variety of performances?  Including showcases from 4 dance companies through the day?  Buy yourShow and Shop’ ticket now!


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