Introducing the NEW Team running WAMED Festival




Dear festival friends,

our new team will take over WAMED in 2016. They are committed, organised and communty oriented dancers with a passion for sharing and growing this wonderful art, and honouring its history. They will develop the festival in new ways, whilst maintaining its ethos and spirit.

Meet the New team! Free Spirit Dance Community, Zahara Dance Company Inc and Bellydance Central.

WAMED Festival dates: Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th June, 2016

As former festival director for 12 years in total, I've enjoyed the wonderful opportunity to connect with Australian dancers, re-connect with colleagues, and explore the creative new directions and innovations of upcoming dancers and teachers.

The recent years have seen the festival expand and embrace a wider audience and level of participation than ever before, which is a result of the teamwork of everyone who makes this event happen - teachers, performers, volunteers, sponsors, staff and festival attendees. I am sure there will be great enthusiasm and active community collaboration for future WAMED festivals.

You have a great team taking over!

Stay posted by joinining the WAMED facebook group.



Teaching and Festival Sponsor Applications


We are excited to bring the next WAMED to you! The WAMED 2016 Programme Launch is 1st October, 2015.

TEACHING APPLICATIONS are open 14th Aug - 18th Sep 2015. Please apply via the online form - click below.

Sponsorship applications will open August 25th, with a September 25th Deadline, ready for October 1st launch.

Where it will be held: WAMED Festival 2016 will be held in Midland - Perth's newest Art & Culture hub, and home to the beautifully scenic tourist hotspot, the Swan Valley at Midland Dance Studios, 8 Stafford St, Midland.

Dates: Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th June, 2016

Contact Email:

If you'd like to know more about us, please click the banners to visit our bellydance websites. We are looking forward to sharing a great WAMED with you!

All the best from your friendly WAMED team - Zahara Dance Company Inc, Bellydance Central and Free Spirit Dance Community.