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

February 21, 2015: Dream to Dance Studio, Photos by Bob McKeand

Passport Productions and MEDAH organized a joint Hafla and membership drive at Dream to Dance Studio. Mahalo to Willow Chang for putting together a fantastic lineup, and to Board Member Bob McKeand for capturing the moment!

If you have problems seeing the slideshow, view it here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/65112663@N03/sets/72157651911884210/


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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/


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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!

November 1, 2014 Culture Day Celebration, photos by Mike Bambi

november 1 haflaOn November 1 MEDAH gathered to observe Culture Day, a national holiday in Japan that promotes culture, the arts and academic endeavor. The evening featured a diverse sampling of dance, singing and music, and was re-dedicated as a celebration of the life of Jackie Ward. Jackie was a gracious matriarch and unwavering supporter of the arts. The evening’s proceeds were donated in Jackie’s memory.

Mahalo to Mike Bambi for the stunning photos. Please be sure to visit Mike Bambi’s beautiful event photography at http://artisthawaii.net/ and on Facebook.

If you have problems viewing the slideshow, visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/65112663@N03/sets/72157649996063081/

 


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MEDAH at VALENTINE VEILS

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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!