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Organizations & Support Groups

Various organizations dedicated to supporting the dance.

Arizona Middle Eastern Dance Association (AMEDA) star[offsite link]
The AMEDA Mission is; To present the Belly Dance Community in Arizona and through out the southwest with a sounding board that would allow an yone involved with "the Dance" an opportunity to share their thoughts, suggestions, promote events and share their knowledge of the dance wit h others through the printed word and workshops. (AZ)

Baltimore Bellydance star[offsite link]
A support group in Maryland devoted to bellydancers in the area. (MD)

Belly Dance NY © star[offsite link]
Belly Dance NY©, a site created to be a one-stop resource for Metropolitan New York Area Belly Dancers. (NY)

BOCA BOCA * Bellydancers of Color Association, Inc. star[offsite link]
The Bellydancers of Color Association (BOCA) was formed to celebrate the sister/brotherhood, strength and beauty of people of color in relation to bellydance and other traditional forms of dance. Although we focus to unite dancers of African descent, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander, Asian, Native America, Rom, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, East Indian, etc. in a cohesive organization all are welcome.

Las Vegas Belly Dancing Society star[offsite link]
The LVBDS´s mission is to promote the "Art Of Belly Dancing" in Las Vegas, Nevada, and 2) Create a ´home base´ for the sisters of the sensuous art of belly dance; a social and professional organization intended to bring together the members of the Belly Dancing community in Las Vegas, and publish Belly Dance Resources information; e.g- Local events & shows, dance instruction, costuming, L.V. Dancer´s Profiles, Art & Articles, Vegas Belly Dancing clubs/venues, etc.

Learn to Belly Dance star[offsite link]
An informative site that includes the "herstory" of the dance, the various dance styles & more.

Middle East Arts International (MEAI) star[offsite link]
MEAI was founded in 1997 in order to promote the understanding and appreciation of Middle Eastern performing arts and cultures, increase cultural diversity in the arts, provide continuing education in the performing arts, and serve as a resource for the international performing arts. A non-profit organization. (WA)

Middle Eastern Culture and Dance Association (MECDA) star[offsite link]
The Middle Eastern Culture and Dance Association proposes to develop unity to provide educational sources for the community of Middle Eastern Dance through close communication, sponsorship of workshops, dance parties and other events that ensure continuity of these arts. (CA)

San Diego Area Middle Eastern Dance Association (SAMEDA) star[offsite link]
The San Diego Area Middle Eastern Dance Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, research, and discussion of Middle Eastern dance and music. (CA)

The International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance star[offsite link]
The International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance - The Art of Belly Dancing. Visit our store to buy bellydancing videos, DVDs and music CDs. - 6/05

Washington Area Mid-East Dance Association star[offsite link]
The Washington (DC) Area Mid-East Dance Association (WAMEDA) is a professional organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Middle Eastern dance, music, and culture. Membership is open to all persons who share these interests. WAMEDA is a not-for-profit organization. (DC)

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