A directory of Middle Eastern Dance festivals and Gala Events in Australia.
This is specifically for regular Middle Eastern Dance festivals and Gala Events. "One time only" events should be listed in the Events Calendar
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Australian Oriental Dance Intensive
The Ausintense Festival accuring annually has been designed to provide intense interactive tuition in Oriental Dance and dancer health issues by International Dance Masters and top health professionals in the fields of dance.
WAMED Festival 2013
The biggest WAMED festival yet! May 30-June 3 - 5 fun filled days of workshops and events featuring Ozgen, Tamalyn Dallal, Paola Blanton and more, 35 teachers and 75 classes to choose from.
Celebrating 14 years of bellydance and community, organiser Keti Sharif invites dancers and the wider community to take part in the festivities.
See the full program online
15th Annual Winter Warm Up Belly Dance Conference
Annual workshops series aimed at teachers of belly dance with instruction given by Egyptian master teachers - this year Momo Kadous. Currently living in Germany been recommended by Dr Mo Geddawi.
Bahar Bayram Middle Eastern Dance and Music Camp
Join us for 4 wonderful days and 5 nights of Middle Eastern live music and dance in the beautiful Numinbah Valley in the Gold Coast Hinterland of South East Queensland.
16-21 October 2013 - 4 days and 5 nights!
"Bahar Bayram" is fast developing a reputation as a memorable and inspiring experience. The 2013 camp brings together some of Australia's and international finest dance and music teachers; experts in genres from many different regions of the Middle East and North Africa. Our teachers are selected for their talents and knowledge and also for their friendly and generous personalities.
Immerse yourself in the coming together of live music and dance, develop your skills, meet people with the same interests and be part of a community of creative and inspiring people. All workshops, concerts, activities, meals and accommodation are included in the fees and the camp is very affordable. Families are welcomed and included, as are dancers and musicians of all levels of skill.
"Bahar Bayram" is a not-for-profit event and all proceeds go towards running the camp and building on future camps and events. We're just in it for the smiles!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Newcastle Bellydance Festival - the Bellydance Evolution III
Newcastle's 3rd Annual Belly Dance Festival 15-17 Feb 2013.
With Special Guest Deb Rubin and 20 Workshops in Oriental, Tribal, Fusion Belly Dance & Drumming.
- Belly Beats Dance Spectacular with over 20 Acts!
- Belly Bazaar Performance Day and
- Official Shimmy Skirt Host!
A Festival Not to be Missed!
Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival
The Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival is held annually in early May. Featuring 3 packed days of dance and drumming workshops, parties, concert and all day market and performance day. The program is released each January - see website for dates and details.
Tribal & Trance Festival
To be held next in September 2010. Festival co-ordinator: Debra Napier (Urban Qabila). Heaps of exciting workshops to choose from with national and international guests, a Market Day with all day performances, and of course a special event evening with performances from guest teachers as well as special guests.
Wollongong Belly Dance Festival
Wollongong Belly Dance Festival is an exciting 3 day event which aims to celebrate the diverse traditions of belly dance, folkloric Middle Eastern dance, and its fusions.
The festival, which is held in the beautiful south coast of Australia, is dedicated to fostering a sense of Middle Eastern dance community, and to provide dancers from around Australia and beyond the opportunity to expand their knowledge by attending workshops, dance shows, not to mention the chance to mingle, shop and be merry!
Tasmanian Middle Eastern Dance Festival
31st August 31st - 2nd September 2012. A floorshow and fashion parade, a bazaar, a forum and a variety of fabulous workshops over two days.
Our special guest teacher this year is Michelle Joyce. Online enrolments accepted.
Sorry, we don't have any listings for the Northern Territory, South Australia, the A.C.T. or Victoria yet.
ANNE RAMSDEN, ROCKINGHAM, WESTERN AUSTRALIA