Welcome to the Middle Eastern Dance Association official website!

The Middle Eastern Dance Association is a non-profit society whose members share an interest in the Middle Eastern dance arts and their components. We foster community involvement and awareness by sponsoring and supporting events and by providing services.

What’s New

  1. MEDA Loves A Hafla!

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    One thing that you can count on MEDA for is opportunities to dance, and we are happy to announce that the next MEDA sponsored hafla is coming up in June! Date: June 7, 2015 Time: 6 p.m. doors, 6:30 show Price: $5 – everyone pays, including dancers Potluck: Bring something to share (consider labeling your dish) Location: Moberly Arts and...
  2. MEDA AGM 2015

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    It is time again for the Middle Eastern Dance Association’s Annual General Meeting. Come get a behind the scenes look at how one of the oldest organizations in our dance community runs. Hang out with an amazing group of women, ask questions, voice your opinion, vote, volunteer, or run for a position on the Board of Directors! All MEDA members...
  3. MEDA Grande Bazaar Workshop Topics Announced

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    SATURDAY MARCH 21 11:00am-12:00pm Mahraganat (Street Shaabi) with Jamiila Join Jamiila for an energetic morning of Mahraganat. Mahraganat means “festivals”. This new dance, done to a totally new genre of music in Egypt, began several years before the revolution of 2011 and continues to be a popular yet subversive way to thumb noses at the un-democratic, controlling, and super-conservative powers-that-be in Egypt....
  4. MEDA Grande Bazaar Consignment Table

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    Hey MEDA members, looking to make some extra cash while clearing out your closet? Sell some of your old dance gear at the consignment table! Here’s the scoop: MEDA provides this table as a service for members. It is staffed by volunteers (whom we greatly value), so please be courteous to them – if you want to sell on this...

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Upcoming events

Cory Zamora American Cabaret Intensive

September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Dave Slater Auditorium, Victoria BC

Workshops and performance weekend

Bashirah MED Company Presents: An American Cabaret Intensive with Cory Zamora

September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Dave Slater Auditorium  Pro Patria Legion  411 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC

With 40+ years of experience, Cory is a master performer, teacher and passionate authority of the American Cabaret style of

MEDA Twilight at the Oasis

October 17, 2015
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y5, Canada

Our annual theatre show!

Suhaila Salimpour in Vancouver - Jamila Format Workshop & Certification

March 3, 2016
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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SAVE THE DATE SHE'S BACK!!!!

I am so proud to announce the return of master instructor Suhaila Salimpour

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The Middle Eastern Dance Association is a non-profit society whose members share an interest in the Middle Eastern dance arts and their components. We foster community involvement and awareness by sponsoring and supporting events and by providing services.

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