to the official WAMEDA website!
Upcoming WAMEDA Events
Mark Your Calendar!
June 1: Annual Members’ Showcase
August 3: Swap Meet
September: Hafla (exact date to be determined)
WAMEDA Winter Workshop
February 23, 2014
What a wonderful event! We enjoyed learning from FOUR of the Washington, DC, area’s finest dancers and instructors: Latifa, Amustela, Nimeera and Wendy Broadway. Click on “WAMEDA Events” (above) for photos.
BECOME a WAMEDA Member!
Join Us or Renew Your Annual Membership
… for just $30, a bargain!
Membership in WAMEDA comes with many benefits, including:
TEACHERS and DANCE TROUPES, you can GET LISTED in the annual printed WAMEDA Membership Directory and in this website’s “Teachers & Troupes” section. Only $10 per year!
Join us! Go to the top of the page & click on “Join WAMEDA.”
Rashid Moudala truly expresses the joy of the dance!
WAMEDA Logo Contest
We’ve chosen a NEW logo for WAMEDA!
Many thanks to David Wilkinson, the designer of our new logo! David was trained in sculpture, fine arts and philosophy. When he enlisted in the army, inspired by the film “Lawrence of Arabia,” he volunteered to be trained in Arabic, which led to a long period of travel and many adventures in Africa and the Middle East. He now is more permanently settled in Severna Park, where he participates in a weekly stone sculpture co-op, kayaks daily on the Severn River, and acts as logistical and IT staff to his lovely wife Latifa.
The new logo shows “WAMEDA” in English and spelled phonetically in Arabic. Phonetic Arabic is commonly used for conveying proper names, with the sounds written out. Arabic is written right to left.
If you have been wondering, “What does our OLD logo look like?” you can see it in the upper left-hand corner of this page. Over the years, our logo has become a bit worse for the wear. Some people have asked us, “What is it?” (It’s two hands wearing zills.)
Eventually, the old logo in the page corner will be replaced with the new one — as soon as the webmaster figures out HOW to do that.