January 24, 2016: MEDAH AT VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

CALL TO DANCERS AND MUSICIANS:


VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
Sunday, January 24, 2016
at the Kapiolani Bandstand

1:30-2pm

Contact medah808@gmail.com if you wish to perform. Send bio and music in mp3 format.

Remember now’s the perfect time to renew your membership (http://medah.org/join.html) and represent MEDAH at the New Year Festival!

20000628 FTR KAPIOLANI PARK 5

NOV 29-DEC 7: 5th Annual Hawaii Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

5th Annual Hawaii Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center

12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

November 29th- December 7th. 2015


Embark on an experience of a lifetime at the world famous Kalani Honua Retreat Center with Belly Dance Super Stars, Zoe Jakes and Kami Liddle. Soak in the beauty of Hawaii and deepen your dance with a total of 40 hours of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance training! This retreat is designed to help you take your dance to the next level, by giving you the tools and techniques that will assist you in your growth as a dancer.  Receive personal attention from Kami and Zoe that will catapult you to your next level as a dancer. 
Join us for this amazing week of dance, inspiration, and adventure! Connect with dancers from around the world as you relax and enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer! Enjoy the healthy, local, and mostly organic meals that Kalani is famous for. This dance retreat is intended for Intermediate/Advanced dancers.  This retreat is open to 45 participants during the weeklong intensive and an additional 30 during the weekend intensive.

For reservations, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-hawaii-retreat-with-zoe-jakes-kami-liddle-tickets-15611799312

 

OCT 8-12: HAWAII BELLY DANCE CONVENTION

HBDC 2015

11th ANNUAL HAWAI‘I BELLY DANCE CONVENTION
TO SHOWCASE MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE OCT. 8-12

Now in its 11th year, the 2015 Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention will bring performers and teachers from near and far to Honolulu to share the beauty and drama of Middle Eastern dance October 8-12.

“We’re so excited to announce the eleventh annual Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention. This year will be the best yet, bringing some of the best belly dancers in the world to Honolulu to share their knowledge and passion with dancers and dance lovers alike,” said convention founder Malia Delapenia. “We hope you’ll join us this October.”

Featured visiting performers and instructors include Moria Chappell, a tribal fusion belly dancer from Washington DC; Shahrzad, an Oriental belly dancer from Virginia, and belly dance royalty Princess Farhana from Los Angeles as well as Andrea Aranda from San Francisco and Draconis from Texas.

– See more at: http://hawaiibellydanceconvention.com/wordpress/#sthash.xH3dw6rH.dpuf

APRIL 25, 2015 DANCERS AND DRUMMERS FOR A CAUSE HAFLA

On April 25, 2015, MEDAH held a hafla to raise funds for women’s shelters and victims of domestic violence. Special thanks to Board Member Helenka Ratzlaff for organizing this event and the 2015 Shimmy Mob Hawaii! Multi-talented Helenka teaches yoga and belly dance, and was just certified as a life guard. And mahalo to Mike Bambi for the spectacular photos. You can view more of his work at http://artisthawaii.net/

If you have problems viewing the slideshow, please view it here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/65112663@N03/sets/72157651905426589/


Created with flickr slideshow.

MEDAH JOINS THE 2015 WORLD WIDE SHIMMY MOB!

173 cities and counting are participating in the 2015 World Wide Shimmy Mob on May 9, 2015!

Looking for a worthy cause to be involved in?  Take part in the world’s largest international belly dance event: Shimmy Mob!  The Shimmy Mob was created to raise awareness for shelters for victims of abuse.

United, we dance using the same song and the same choreography, wearing the same t-shirt, sharing the same goals, on the same day all over the world.  This year, we are celebrating the 5th anniversary and we aim to break the world record again!

We invite all dancers at all levels to participate.  Super fun and easy to learn, the 2015 choreography provides step-by-step breakdown in online videos.

What are you waiting for?  Join your friends and sign up now!!!

Once you sign up, you’ll be sent an official t-shirt and have access to the choreography online…then follow MEDAH on Facebook to learn where we’re meeting to rehearse, and to perform!

MEDAH at VALENTINE VEILS

morning brew valentines member

MEDAH invites you to help us usher in the New Year by performing at Morning Brew!

VALENTINE VEILS
Saturday, February 7, 5-7pm
at
Morning Brew
600 Kailua Road, Kailua, HI

Morning Brew is a great spot for trying out that new solo or new troupe number. The space is warm and inviting, and the perfect opportunity for dancing in an intimate space. There is a small stage that can accommodate perhaps 2 dancers, and a lower floor area that can hold 3 more performers. Attached are photos from our last event, to familiarize you with stage size.

Now is the perfect time to renew so you can perform in our events! (http://medah.org/blog/join-medah/)

If you are a member and would like to perform, please contact MEDAH at medah808@gmail.com. Send a short bio for introduction, along with your music in MP3 format. Please come fully dressed (there are no changing rooms).

This is our first 2015 MEDAH event, so we hope to see you there!