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Jewel of Yorkshire Yorkshire’s First Festival of Bellydance

News at 24 August 2016...

Welcome to the JoY web site.

The next JoY is our 23rd and will run from Friday 7th October to Sunday 9th October 2016.


The Early Bird offer is now closed. The prices on the Online Booking page reflect the higher late booking price. The pdf schedule shows both prices, the higher price is the correct on at this stage. The Friday and Saturday shows are the same price as before.


The availability information has been updated. We now have THIRTEEN workshops sold out and SIX getting near. Please be sure to ‘refresh’ your browser before doing online booking so that the up-to-date position is reflected!


We have reallocated rooms to release more places on Workshop 15 (Unusual and Exciting Spins & Turns.)


If you send us an online booking then your confirmation will be sent TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU USED WITH PAYPAL. If you want your confirmation to go to a different email address you must send us an email requesting this.


If the workshop you want has sold out do email to let us know and you will go on a reserve list. If you book a 2nd choice please tell us your 1st choice and we will swap you into that session if a place comes up, and be in touch to let you know. Cancellations do happen and we do try to re-sell places so we can give refunds.


Performance places for the Friday show are now all taken. We will hold a reserve list and may be able to re-organise and squeeze a few more in so do still ask. If you have a place, then find you can’t do it, please don’t worry about it just get in touch as soon as possible and we will fill the place from those waiting.


Schedules for the workshops are available – follow the links in the box on the right of this page to download a version to view or print off. We will send a printed version if you send a SAE to the contact address.


Our festival teachers are Marta Korzun, Ahmed Fekry, Ozgen, Katie Holland, Saqra, Khalida, Queenie, Darkstar, Michelle Pender, Nisha Lall, Chris Ogden, Diana Mehira, Joanne Miller, Lesley Ogden (sewing), Loveday (sewing).


Friday Showcase audience tickets can be bought on the door on the evening (Friday).


The Saturday Festival show and disco is shaping up to be another fantastic evening – do book tickets for this in advance as we do not sell audience places on the evening due to capacity limits on the hall.


Booking for workshops and shows is as before, by email or by post and, new for this time, on-line booking. Please note that bookings made cannot be considered as confirmed until you receive a confirmation letter (by email) from us. The online booking facility may be closed from time to time to allow updates and will be withdrawn a few days before the festival when the booking office closes.




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

Quick links section

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Gallery photos by Sarah Selwood and Ian Cartlidge

We now have an online booking system