Meet the JTA Committee

The JTA is administered by a committee of volunteers, elected annually at the JTA's Annual General Meeting. Details of the committee roles, the current position holders and how to contact them are provided below.


The Chair acts as a focal point for the committee, with the role including organising and co-ordinating committee and general meetings. Please contact the Chair with any queries or suggestions about the Association and its administration, if you wish to volunteer to get involved with the association, or any other issues not detailed below.

Claire Barnfather

"I first got involved in helping to set up the JTA in 2010, when I was the inaugural chair. I'm excited to be back on the committee, helping this great organisation in the next step of its journey. I'm passionate about teaching bellydance and have been lucky over my dance career to work with other teachers who have both inspired and supported me. Being part of the JTA enables this collaboration for me on a wider, but equally rewarding, scale. The JTA is built upon the principles of working together for the benefit of each other, our students and bellydance as a whole and is something I'm very proud to be involved in"

Training Co-ordinator

The Training Co-ordinator co-ordinates the organisation of the annual AGM and subsidised training day for JTA members and monitors the requirements for members to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The training co-ordinator also liases with Regional Networkers to hep facilitate local networking events, updates the website with details and and collate feedback. Please contact the Training Co-ordinator with any queries or suggestions regarding subsidised training events, suggestions for additional training, queries about CPD.

Kay Taylor

"I have always passionately supported the JTA as an independant organisation promoting the profile of Bellydance and supporting it's members continued professional development so am delighted to join the committee as Training Co-ordinator. I hope to see the JTA build links with other dance organisations, promote bellydance in general, and its members in particular, and grow to be the place where potential students look to find a bellydance class"


The Treasurer maintains accounts for the Association, manages the JTA bank account and co-ordinates preparation of the Annual Statement of Account for presentation at the AGM. Please contact the Treasurer regarding any queries relating to the JTA accounts.

Sandra Thompson

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Membership Secretary

The Membership Secretary processes membership applications on a quarterly basis, sends renewal reminders to members and keeps the members' e-mail list updated. Please contact the Membership Secretary regarding any queries relating to joining the JTA or subsequent renewals.

Sandra Bootes

"I am based in Carlisle and have been teaching for 7 years, I've been leaning for over 20 years am interested in how styles and fashions in dance have changed over the years as it has evolved. My aim for the JTA is for it to expand and to become the "go to" place for info around the dance"

Communications Team

The Communications Team co-ordinate the JTA's e-newsletter three times a year, updates to the website and oversee's the discounts. Please contact the Communications Team with any queries or suggestions regarding these, or to offer information or articles for inclusion within the e-newsletter.

Rosemary Le Fevre

Currently Vacant