Bellydancers on Film

The legacy of the Egyptian film industry on perceptions of dancers

We look at the perception of bellydance and bellydancers through the lens of the film industry. This also gives us an insight into the society and customs of the times. A fascinating course through which we can gain a better understanding of the position of bellydancers within society.


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JWAAD Training
JWAAD Training

Here at JWAAD Bellydance Training, we have been designing and delivering courses in the UK for over 20 years. Designed by bellydancers for bellydancers. We love to share our knowledge and feed your passion for bellydance.

We are very excited about offering our courses online. It has meant we can add so much more detail. All our courses are constantly reviewed and brought up to date. It means you can be confident in the knowledge that all our courses are all really useful and relevant.


Course Curriculum


  Bellydance on Film
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  Ismael Yassin's Ghost
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  The Farewell Dance
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  A Woman's Youth
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  Tamr Henna
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  Shafiqa the Copt
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  Watch Out for Zouzou
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  Bamba Kashar
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  The Dancer and the Tabla Player
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  Sword's Edge
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  The Dancer and the Politician
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  Nour El Eyoun 1991
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  Quiz
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Your subscription lasts for 12 months so you can take your time watching these great films.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12 months - across any and all devices you own. Once you have successfully completed the whole of our bellydance bundle 'Bellydance Heritage Explored', we offer a great discount so you can continue to access this great bank of information.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Congratulations on completing this course: 'Bellydancers on Film'.

We hope you have found it fascinating and that it has given you lots of insights into the culture and the history of bellydance and it's place in Egyptian society.

There are 6 courses that make up our 'Bellydance Heritage Explored'. If you haven't yet completed the other courses, we can recommend them.

If you would like to receive updates direct from JWAAD, email us on [email protected] and ask to go on our email list.

Whatever you choose to do next, stay safe and keep dancing.

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