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Catherine Bartholomew

Bellydance Master Teacher Instructor

07840 963036



Catherine Bartholomew (JWAAD) Level 4 Master Teacher

Catherine has been dancing all her life, learning ballet and tap from the age of 4 until discovering bellydance at 17. She continues to persue her passion for Egyptian dance by attending regular classes with Josephine Wise in London and workshops with some of the best dancers and teachers in the world, including Randa Kamal, Raqia Hassan, Mahmmoud Reda, Beata & Horacio Cifluentes, Aziza and many more.

Catherine is also a member of the Johara Dance Company (, which is lead by internationally respected teacher and choreographer; Josephine Wise.

In 2007, after two years of study, Catherine received her JWAAD Teaching diploma, proving that she is a safe and knowledgable teacher and an active participant in the bellydance community. (see article "What is JWAAD?")

Her real passions are for earthy, traditional Baladi from Cairo and elegant modern Oriental dance, originally inspired by ballet


Please contact Catherine before attending classes.

7pm to 8:30pm: Get Moving!

Level 1 & 2 Egyptian Bellydance classes
If you're new to bellydance or new to the Egyptian style come along for a sociable class with a focus on getting you dancing! Learn simple choreographies, lay down foundations with technique and enjoy following the teacher in fun follow on dances. This class is also suitable as a warm-up & technique drill for those attending the 8:30pm class or for long-time dancers that want just a social class without the pressure of advancing their dance.

8:30pm to 10pm: Advance your Dance!

Level 3 & 4 Egyptian Bellydance classes
If you've been learning Egyptian dance for at least 2 years and want the opportunity to push yourself in a challenging weekly class this is the place to come! This class will focus on improving and advancing your technique with drills and combinations to challenge the mind and body! Occasionally we will also be learning more involved choreographies and working with different props and styles within Egyptian Bellydance.

Phone: 07840 963036



Class Times


19:00 - 20:30

Belly Dance


20:30 - 22:00

Belly Dance

Our Location

Rochester Dance Junction -

681 Maidstone Road - Rochester - Kent - ME1 3QJ