Insurance and Membership Payments

We have had many requests to make the Membership and Insurance years start at the same time. So as of November 1st 2019 you will only be able to buy 6 months of Insurance (at £25). This will last until April 30th 2020 at which time you will be able to renew both Membership and Insurance on an annual basis. If you have already purchased 12 months of Insurance please contract the Insurance co-ordinator.


 GDPR  Notice: MADN


This is to give you notice of GDPR compliance at MADN the new rules that came into effect MAY 25th 2018 enforce previous Data protection rules and include some changes.


Dear MADN members,

Thank you for your continued support.

This is a letter to keep you updated about GDPR many of the regulations regarding Data protection have already been in force for some time. Recently these laws became more stringent. We operate with the understanding that as members you have given us permission to use your data to manage your subscription and for membership related business.

We will never share your information with third parties, *with the exception of Insurance (see below).


At MADN we do all we can to ensure your data is safe and only shared on a need to know basis. We hold your information online on password protected computers. We share your information among the committee members as is deemed appropriate for the function of running the organisation smoothly.


Where hard copy is necessary this is kept in a secure place and will be destroyed securely after 8 years or as is appropriate.


Insurance is the only area that differs. Our Insurance team liaise with and share your insurance information with the insurance brokers as is necessary to enable us to provide you with insurance.


Our printer used to distribute the Mosaic magazine, we have decided to keep this in-house so distribution, once published, will be through MADN this removes the need to share your addresses with the publisher.


You can request to know all information we hold on you at any time and we will produce this.


We cannot print the teachers list online without consent. We have printed the list in Mosaic on this occasion, using the basis “legitimate interest” we would like to continue to print the teachers’ listings and for this we need your express permission. Please advise us for the future so we can continue to print your details in the magazine and on our website. *You must have current insurance cover to go on the list.


Where you have given MADN permission to use your image, you also have the right to withdraw consent.


You can opt out from any of the above at any time.

*Note: we will endeavour to inform you should changes to the above occur.

Please return answers to the questions for our records.

With thanks for taking the time to read and answer.




GDPR Permissions

By Post: Membership Secretary, c/o 3, Orchard Way, Wimblington, March, Cambs PE15 0QG


The questions can also be downloaded as a form Here


Please let us know the following:


If you would like your name to be on the teachers listings in Mosaic Magazine Yes/No


If you would like your name to be on the teachers listings on the website



If you would like your name to be on the useful links page



If you would like your name to be on the MADN BnB hub page



Any links you think would be of benefit to our members?



Do you want to be contacted by email/post/phone/all modes of contact mentioned

Yes/No  (provide details please)


Do you want to be kept informed of MADN updates and events? Yes/No


Should we have a newsletter, would you like to subscribe to it? Yes/NoAny other information you would like to share with us.


Are you happy to be contacted for marketing purposes?



Do you have fabulous things to share- such as events?

Feel free to post on our events page FaceBook

For the magazine:

For anything else


 Please keep us updated so we can share this in the magazine and online. Also do feel free to post on our events page on FaceBook and send info to for the website.

(Please include what information you want made publicly available ie phone, website url, address, *we do not encourage personal emails, phone numbers etc as this may open you up to phishing etc).



BnB Hub

The idea of the hub is to list affordable safe places for travel. Some are provided by our members and some are tried and tested.

Share your finds. Always be safe. *MADN does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accommodation posted here. We are simply providing a networking area.

ISHTAR T.V.   Stay at  :     Hotel Ishtar near Liverpool 

Temple Lodge Club Hammersmith, London (Not a Belly Dance Hotel, but useful if travelling for workshops etc. Basic, clean, comfortable, and a peaceful garden and library to sit in).



Review of Bellylicious – The Sequel by Maggie Godsland

The belly diva’s confessions cover all sorts of subjects from the origins and nature of the dance to whether she is wearing knickers or not (I’m not telling you the answer here) and are illustrated by dance and to my surprise songs! That Galit can dance I already knew before I saw the show but I didn’t realise that she can also sing. As the belly dance diva of the title she also bursts into song both to make us laugh and to drive home a point with both eloquence and feeling.

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Maria D’Silva – A Life in Dance

Question What advice would you give a young dancer?

Simply work hard on your craft perfecting technique, understand the music, the culture of the people is an important factor, to be able to grasp and respect the art form. It is important to explore all forms of the dance within one that is chosen eg. Egyptian Dance, study the folkloric roots of the dance, classical, baladi, oriental etc. I recommend study from knowledgeable teachers who are willing to share their skills and experiences and who are encouraging. Find your own style and bring out your own personality to make you unique as a dancer and most of all enjoy what you are doing.

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The Beauty of ATS® by Nirzari

When you think of American Tribal Style® Bellydance what do you see? Tassels and turbans…big skirts and bloomers..kuchi covered costumes…zills? Do you think of beautiful, flowing improvisational dance?

Two words come to straight into my mind:community and connection. The true beauty of ATS® is the connection it gives us to other dancers, other people.

Article from the current issue of the Magazine no.66 Summer 2015
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Raising the Profile of Belly Dance by Kay Taylor

Do you teach? Are you struggling with low class numbers? I think one of the things we need to do as a belly dance community is to raise the profile of belly dance. We need to work together, share ideas and get word out there.

I am a committee member of the JTA (JWAAD Teachers Association) Watch this space:

Article from the current issue of the Magazine no.67 Winter 2015
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