The Middle Eastern Culture and Dance Association (MECDA) is a group that works for you! Created in 1977. MECDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community as a source of education, communication, promotion, and inspiration for the near and middle east music, dance, and arts community worldwide. Our members include dancers, musicians, artists, and other persons interested in Near East and Middle Eastern culture, music, dance, and arts. Our goal is to bring a sense of unity to a richly diverse community as well as celebrate the culture and its arts. Join us in bringing the community together and working as a whole.

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“What was your favorite thing about Cairo Caravan 2010?”


Everything! There’s dancing, shopping, the drums outside, all in a unique and interesting venue. It’s wonderful to see all the different dancers and groups perform all day, the variety and see what’s new out in the world of belly dance; I liked that there were a few more groups doing traditional folk and did their own singing and music- that was great.  ~Christine Young


Posted on June 07, 2016

offering beginning, intermediate and advanced Bellydance Classes valley wide Phoenix. Egyptian, Fusion, Tribal. Call: (602) 752-8334 Email: demifaraday@hotmail.com Web: www.demifaraday.com


Divine Chaos

Divine Chaos Tribal is a passionate and disciplined dance sisterhood who perform and teach at a variety of venues locally and nationally. 524 W. Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282
Call: (480) 251-6436 Email: Shannon@divinechaostribal.com *************************************************************************************************************************************
Ganesha Bazaar
PO Box 4718, Sedona, AZ 86340 Call: (928) 699-6419
Web: http://www.ganeshabazaar.com Email: madamhabib@yahoo.com

Carrie Konyha

Offering the most comprehensive mid-eastern dance training program available in N. AZ. Expert instruction in Classical Egyptian technique, Choreography, Tribal Improv, zills, musicality, props, costuming, makeup & more. Classes at the White Lotus Bellydance Studio, 366 Navahopi Rd. Sedona, AZ 86336 Call: (928)282-1587 or (480)748-1671
Web: http://www.sedonabellydance.com Email: carrie@sedonabellydance.com


Posted on June 07, 2016

Northan has a BA in dance from UC Irvine. She’s been belly dancing 30 years and teaching for 15 years. American Cabaret, Arabic, Egyptian, Fusion. P.O. Box 5545 Petaluma, CA 94955 Call: (707) 322-5280 Classes: Petaluma


Geisha Moth Designs

Innovative desgins for creative spiritsTM Webs: http://geishamoth.com or http://tribes.net/geishamoth



Troupes: SaJa Middle Eastern Dance Co. The owner of World Rhythm & Motion Studio, and the co-director of SaJa Dance Co. Jenna’s studies have taken her to Egypt, Turkey, and Morocco. American Cabaret, Arabic, Egyptian, Ethnic, Folkloric, Fission, Lebanese, and Turkish. 150 South St., San Luis Obispo, 93401 Classes in San Luis Obispo. Call (805) 550-8192 Email: jenna@worldrhytmandmotion.com Web: www.worldrhythandmotion.com



American Cabaret Turkish and Egyptian styles. Beginning through intermediate, private and group classes. Call: (805) 705-0009 Email: lesa@lesabellydance.com


Ma*Shuqa Mira Murjan

The Ma*Shuqa method classes, private lessons, dance retreats, workshops. Dance coach. 15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA 95032 Call: (408) 356-9473
Email: MaShuqaDancer@gmail.com or reel.sound.@comcast.net



Call: (408) 218-9839 Email: parri@parri.net Web: www.parri.net



“Beauty, Grace, and Charm, Essence of Middle Eastern Dance” – Yolanda is a professional dance artist and instructor in the San Jose-San Francisco Bay Area. American Cabaret
Call (650) 814-6977 Email: yolandabellydancer@yahoo.com Web: http://www.yolandabellydance.com

Nancy Young

Sunroom Belly Dance Studio is a certified American Tribal Style belly dance instructor and Sister Studio of Fat Chance Belly Dance. 268 Ross Ct., Claremont, CA 91711 Call: (909) 621-0224 Email: ncayoung@verizon.net


Troupe: El Ashab Egyptian style instruction and performance coaching. Call: (408) 730-4804 Email: arnesonzelina@aol.com Classes: Sunnyvale – by appointment


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