Welcome to OMEDA

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OMEDA is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run  group for professional and amateur dancers, musicians, students and anyone with an interest in the music and dance of the Middle East.    We are based in Melbourne.  There are many benefits to joining OMEDA . . . aside from belonging to a lively, dance-loving group of vivacious, high-energy folk 🙂

Membership includes:

  • Free or discounted entry to all OMEDA events
  • Discounted stall holder fees at all OMEDA events
  • Opportunity to perform at OMEDA events, including the annual Moomba Parade in Melbourne.
  • Ability to apply for a Sword Exemption Licence*
  • Directory listing on the OMEDA website (for teachers, performers and suppliers)
  • Optional subscription to Bellydance Oasis Magazine (valued at $39 per annum)

* Did you know it is illegal to buy, own or sell a sword in Victoria without a licence ?     A individual licence would cost over $120, but OMEDA members can apply for a free exemption by downloading and submitting this form.   For more details, read this article.