Welcome to OMEDA

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.    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)

* 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.