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JWAAD Summer School class in the Dance Centre at Wellington College Berkshire


JWAAD 29th Summer School

15th - 22nd August 2019

7 days: Thursday 15th to Thursday 22nd August
5 days: Saturday 17th to Thursday 22nd August
3 days: Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th August
2 days: Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August

Summer School Fees and Options click here

Summer School Timetable coming early 2019. To see last year's timetable to get an idea of what's on offer click here


JWAAD Summer School Farida Dance fashion show with dancers dressed in fabulous costumes by Eman Zaki of Cairo Egypt"A dance holiday like no other!"

Join us for days jam-packed with dance in a beautiful historic setting.

This intensive residential course will provide a wonderful boost to your technique and performance. We have a huge choice of classes and activities for all levels, with over fourteen fabulous teachers, including JWAAD's most senior and experienced tutors and visiting teachers from the UK and abroad.

You can spend your days taking classes in a wide variety of styles of Middle Eastern and Fusion dance, classes with Egyptian musicians, work on technique, rhythm and choreography. You can book a private lesson with one of our teachers, or you can spend time relaxing in the gardens, swimming in the pool, shopping in the souk, or enjoying a drink in one of the cafe's.


Evening entertainment includes a hafla, fancy dress party, theatre show (with you in it!), talent night, and fun in the common rooms!

JWAAD Summer School photo fancy dress costume party art theme 2015
The Courses

We have over 45 hours of classes and activities including:
•    Authentic Egyptian and Middle Eastern styles
•    Advanced level masterclasses
•    Workshops with live music
•    Classes on technique and rhythm
•    Classes on choreography and performance

•    A variety of fusion styles
•    Dances to learn and perform
•    Daily sagat/zill practice
•    A chance to wear a fabulous costume in the fashion show

•    A souk with dance gear for sale all week
•    A chance to perform solo or in groups in our Theatre Show
•    Weekenders can perform at our Hafla
•    A relaxed and fun talent evening

•    Time to relax, socialise or go for a walk in the grounds


Professional and Advanced Dancers at Summer School

If you are a high level dancer interested in coming to Summer School, click here for details of what we offer.

Johara Dance performing at the JWAAD Summer School hafla party in 2017



You can choose between:

•    7 days for the full experience - show/parties/all activities

•    5 day course - includes two parties and our wonderful show
•    3 day course - our new booster weekend option!
•    2 day course with our Saturday Hafla





JWAAD Summer School Wellington College with lakeOur Wonderful Venue

Wellington College, Berkshire is the magnificent setting for our courses, with a huge complex of historic buildings, enormous grounds, lakes (including Swan Lake!), gardens, an outdoor swimming pool and a modern theatre. We will dance in a mixture of gorgeous historic halls and modern dance studios.

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Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in kitchens and there are two cafes and a bar on site. All meals are included, and there is a great choice of dishes at every meal. Vegetarian and vegan diets can be catered for (please state when booking).

2, 3, 5 and 7 day residential courses include all meals, classes and activities, and use of all facilities. 


Accommodation is comfortable and modern, though not ensuite. We have mostly single rooms plus a small number of shared rooms for seven day bookings only. We can often provide sharers if needed. If you'd like shared accommodation, book early as these rooms will fill up fast. We always endeavour to put friends together or very close to each other, so let us know who your friends are!

Previous feedback: "I came for the first time this year and met so many new friends. The classes and show were great, as was the food. I'll be back next year to dance and party!"

The Angels at JWAAD Summer School ready to welcome you when you check in for this wonderful dance holiday



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If you come by car, there is plenty of parking at the venue

Wellington College
RG45 7PU

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If you have any questions about Summer School please email or phone 07531 357 846.


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