UPCOMING WAMEDA EVENTS in 2013
Save the Dates! – Details to be announced later
Jun 2: Annual Members’ Showcase
Aug 11: Swap Meet / Flea Market & Membership Meeting
Sep 21: Annual Hafla (see below for info)
Dec 1: Election Meeting & Holiday Party
WAMEDA Annual Members’ Showcase
June 2, 2013, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Location: Clinton American Legion, Post 259, 9122 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD 20735.
You must be a WAMEDA member to PERFORM. Not a member? No problem! Just click on “Join Us,” above!
Everyone is welcome to attend!
Performance slots are limited – apply today! Applications should be received by 18 May 2013.
For more details, please click HERE to view & download the WAMEDA ANNUAL MEMBERS’ SHOWCASE FLYER. You can purchase tickets via snail mail, using this form, or online (see below).
For further information, please email Veda Sereem at VedaSereem@gmail.com.
WAMEDA Swap Meet
August 11, 2013, noon to 5pm
Location: Dancer Store, 98010 Old Branch Avenue, Clinton, MD 20735.
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The WAMEDA Hafla 2013
Saturday, September 21
Instructor: Belladonna of Washington, DC
All-day workshop with evening show and dinner.
Belladonna is a tribal fusion belly dance performer & instructor. She is best known for her sword dancing, musical expression, technique & creativity.
Bella co-produces the monthly DCTribal Café & the annual Belly Horror Show. She also serves as a board member of the DCTribal collective, a group of community oriented tribal dancers, drummers and belly dance supporters in the D.C., NoVA, and Baltimore area. She is the host of the annual DCTribal holiday hafla.
Check out her website at www.belladonnadance.net.
During the morning & afternoon, Belladonna will teach two workshops:
- “Collision-ITS Combo/Choreography” (10am – noon) – A crash course choreography! Intricate technique & sultry expression make this workshop ferocious & alluring. A part of Belladonna’s Fusion Fragment family, “Collision” takes you on a journey of concise movement, traveling technique, & layering isolations. A mini-choreography that is great for fusion improvisation or on its own!
- “Rattle your Bones” (1:30pm – 3:30pm) – Every shimmy, shiver, & shake in the book! A workshop of shaking, quaking, shivering, & vibrating. Belladonna will lead you through over 20 shimmies with vibrations & layering combinations. Known for her ability to break down movements, Belladonna will deconstruct & reconstruct each shimmy in a way only she can, helping you gain confidence, endurance, & correct execution of movement. She will work on speed, accuracy, & timing, as well as layering shimmies over movements such as body waves, interior hip circles, vertical figure 8′s, & traveling foot patterns.
What a striking pose!
The WAMEDA Hafla evening show will feature the striking & sensuous Belladonna dancing with double swords.
REGISTRATION TIME: 9:30am-10am
AM WORKSHOP: 10am to noon (“Collision-ITS Combo/Choreography”)
LUNCH BREAK: Noon to 1:30pm
PM WORKSHOP: 1:30pm-3:30pm (“Rattle Your Bones”)
Hafla Dinner & Show: 6:30pm-10pm
PLACE: Clinton American Legion, Post 259, 9122 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD 20735
Tickets go on sale beginning June 2, 2013. Pre-registration & money must be in by September 7, 2013. WAMEDA reserves the right to cancel this event if minimum tickets sales are not met by September 7, 2013.
For details & pricing, please click here to view the WAMEDA HAFLA FLYER.
Would you like to be a VENDOR at this event? Please click here to view & download the WAMEDA Hafla Vendor Application form.
To RESERVE your vendor space, please fill in & mail the vendor application.
There are TWO WAYS to PAY: Mail your check with your application, or pay online, below. Either way, be sure to mail in your application!
To pay online –
- Vendor space (10×10) PLUS Workshop package for $100.00
- Hafla dinner (special vendor price) for $15.00
- One 10×10 vendor space for $75.00
- EXTRA 10×10 vendor space for $25.00
Vendor registration fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. WAMEDA reserves the right to cancel the event if minimum sales are not met by September 7, 2013.
For more information on the WAMEDA Hafla, please contact Veda Sereem.
WAMEDA Winter Workshop – A Wonderful Day!
February 3, 2013
Thanks to all who made our annual Winter Workshop such a success! Thanks to Verna Thompson for organizing this event. It was a fun day, too! Special thanks go to our teachers:
The Fitness Pharaoh * Amustela * Veda Sereem * Nisaa Elon * Artemis Mourat
Amustela: Dancing to Drums
|Amustela, a charismatic & energetic teacher||Attentive students listen to the teacher|
Veda Sereem: Dancing the Melaya Leff
|Veda Sereem: “You gotta have an attitude!”||Veda Sereem: “For this dance, imagine you’re out on the town, looking for a good time.”||Listening intently|
|Dancing the Melaya Leff!||Watching from the sidelines|
|“You’re lookin’ your best”||Wearing the special Melaya Leff veils|
Nisaa Elon: Dancing with the Veil
|Nisaa Elon demonstrates veil work||Attentive student||Preparing to trade veils|
|Everyone, get ready …||… Veils up!|
|A different veil technique||More veils|
|Veils Up & Ready||Working hard|
Artemis: Turkish & Oriental Dance
|Artemis Mourat, a dynamic & engaging teacher||Artemis & The Legendary Adriana|
Artemis’ class was so absorbing that the photographer forgot to take more pictures. My apologies to all, especially to Artie! — Shagoura
Taking a Break During This Busy Day
|A quiet moment||Enjoying the day||Rashid Mondala & Veda Sereem exchange greetings|
2012 was a busy year for WAMEDA!
Check out our events below & look for them in 2013!
WAMEDA Annual Hafla Workshop & Dinner Show 2012
September 15-16, 2012
Featuring the fabulous FAHTIEM as our guest performer & instructor, our Hafla event was a wonderful weekend! Fahtiem is a master instructor & international star, well-known for her award-winning choreography & her magical style & elegance. Please visit her website at http://www.fahtiem.com/.
WAMEDA has always sponsored the best for our haflas and workshops.
WAMEDA extends thanks to the Hilton Garden Inn in Greenbelt, MD, for serving as the venue for our Hafla. The workshop & dinner/show facilities were spacious — the dinner was delicious — & the dinner & setup crews were exceptionally accommodating.
Many thanks to Verna Thompson & Anna Vermilion for organizing this event.
|Bahiya||Cha L’Mar Dancers|
|Cha L’Mar Dancers||Daughters of Veda|
|Daughters of Veda||BatheSheba||Dream Dancer|
|Elora & Jamiel Bient||Elora & Jamiel Bient|