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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!
Please see below! Membership expires on January 31st each year.
Membership in WAMEDA comes with many benefits, including:
You can GET LISTED as a TEACHER or list your DANCE TROUPE in the annual printed WAMEDA Membership Directory and in this website’s “Teachers & Troupes” section. Please go to the Menu at the top of the page & click on “Join WAMEDA.”
We look forward to welcoming you at our next meeting!
Rashid Mondala truly expresses the joy of the dance!
Join Us or Renew Your Annual Membership
… for just $30.00, a bargain!
MEMBERSHIP DUES are $30.00 per year.
If you are a TEACHER, you can GET LISTED in the WAMEDA Teachers’ Directory for $10.00! You must be a WAMEDA member. You’ll be listed in the annual printed WAMEDA Membership Directory and online in the WAMEDA website’s “Teachers & Troupes” directory.
If you have a DANCE TROUPE, your troupe can be listed the annual printed WAMEDA Membership Directory and online in the WAMEDA website’s “Teachers & Troupes” directory for $10.00. You must be a WAMEDA Member.
To join or renew your membership, please click on “Join Us,” above.
You are always welcome to bring your completed membership form and payment to the next scheduled WAMEDA Membership meeting!
WE THANK YOU! and we look forward to welcoming you at our next meeting!
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.
WAMEDA Members’ Meeting
April 7, 2013
A good time was had by all! After our Members’ Meeting, several of our ladies performed. If you missed this fun occasion, be sure to look for the next one! Check out the photos below to see what great entertainment we had.
|Lulu dances Bollywood in a beautiful pink salwar khameez.||Philomeana does a cute dance with yellow scarves.|
|Alyssa & Tamrah dance a duet to “Raja.”||Alyssa performs a sword routine.|
Thanks to everyone who participated in “Gotta Dance!” Special thanks go to Joyce Jackson for her photography. We’ll be sure to do this again!