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Jewel of Yorkshire Yorkshire’s First Festival of Bellydance

News at 5 April 2017...

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The next JoY is our 24th and will run from Friday 13th October to Sunday 15th October 2017.

Schedules for the workshops are now available – follow the links in the box on the right of this page.

Book and pay by 1 July 2017 to take advantage of the “early bird” prices.

Our festival teachers are Serap Su (Turkey), Serkan Tutar (Belgium) Maria Aya (Greece), Dud Muurmand (Denmark), Caroline (Belgium), Nawarra, Kay Taylor, Raheesha, Tracey Gibbs, Anne Kingston, Candi, Diana Mehira, Chris Ogden, Helena, Clair, Asif Qu, Carmen Duende and Rita Williamson.

On Friday evening, we will hold another Student Showcase which gives you a chance to meet up with friends and have an early shop. Performance places are limited and fill very quickly so if you want to take part email as soon as possible. Priority for places will be given to dancers who have booked workshops and who are taking part in the festival weekend. Audience tickets for this can be bought on the door on the evening or booked in advance as part of your workshop booking (Price is £6 for performers and audience).

The Saturday Festival Show and disco is shaping up to be another fantastic evening. Due to space limitations at the hall we do not sell tickets for this on the door on the evening so advance booking is essential.

Bookings for workshops and shows can be made by email, by post or online. Your place will be confirmed – by email where possible - within a few days. The online booking facility may be need to be withdrawn as workshops reach the final few places so that we do not over-book any session.

“When they are full, they’re full!” We have a policy of limiting the numbers in workshops to give you a better teaching experience. But, if a workshop is showing as full, you can ask to go on the reserve list by sending us an email. While nothing can be guaranteed, cancellations do happen (often at the very last minute) and we will try to get everyone what they want.

Follow this link to see information about Victoria Hall and the Saltaire area.

Local Information

Follow this link to see what workshops are on offer, and how they are selling.

The Workshops

Click the links below to get the latest schedule, list and booking form.

What’s on

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Gallery photos by Sarah Selwood and Ian Cartlidge

We now have an online booking system