Local Events


If you have an event that is local to the Greater Washington, DC Area and you would like to see it posted here, please contact Shagoura, the WAMEDA Webmaster. Thank you!


Sahara Dance Carnival:
Dancing through the Decades

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Arlington, VA

Join us on a journey through time as we dance to music from bygone eras and distant cultures in a festive carnival atmosphere!

Mardi Gras meets Middle Eastern moulid, featuring:

  • Dance performances
  • Games, prizes, and raffles
  • Beer & wine
  • Professional photo booth with props
  • Henna
  • Tarot
  • Palm readings
  • And many more surprises in store…

Location: Artisphere, (the Ballroom), 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209 — Rosslyn Metro
Free Parking!
Cost: $20, open seating

For details and to purchase tickets, please visit Saharah Dance.


Halloween Party

October 27, 2013

This private party was not an official WAMEDA event. It was hosted by WAMEDA Members Verna and Jerry. Guests enjoyed a Halloween party at the Dancer Studio.

A happy group: Dorsey Vengrouskie, Verna Thompson & Dorsey’s son.

Smiling trio: Joy, Betty & a friend.

Denise & Patrice perform a flawless duet.

“Poison Ivy” strikes a naughty pose.

It’s “Hammer Time” with Joyce (Jamil Bient) & Nevin!

Here’s everyone’s favorite, Rashid Moudala!

Shagoura performs a snake dance.

Here are most of our lovely performers.

A witch flew in to enjoy the party!

Warm thanks go to Verna & Jerry for hosting a wonderful party!