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Jewel of Yorkshire Yorkshire’s First Festival of Bellydance

News at 18 May 2016...

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The next JoY is our 23rd and will run from Friday 7th October to Sunday 9th October 2016. Bookings are coming in quite quickly and we already have two workshops half full, the performance places for the Student Showcase are also half full.


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).


On Friday evening we will hold another Student Showcase. To take part in this (as a soloist or with your group) you will need to first book an audience place and email admin@jewelofyorkshire.co.uk to get more information and reserve a performance place. 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.


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 The online booking facility may be closed from time to time to allow updates and will be withdrawn a few days before the festival when the booking office closes.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