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The Western Australia Middle Eastern Dance (WAMED) Festival is an annual celebration of the art of oriental dance.

A rich and educational workshop schedule and vibrant event program that runs over the WA June long weekend each year.

The 2024 WAMED festival runs from Friday 31 May to Monday 3 June 2024.

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WAMED Festival 2024
will be held in
Please see the Orientation page for more information about the 2024 venues.


WAMED Festival Scholarship applications have now closed.

Thank you for your interest and applications.

And a special thank you to our benefactors!

LAUNCHING WAMED 2024 – Reflection!

As the attendees at the wildly successful WAMED Salon discovered last night, the theme for WAMED 2024 will be




We are also delighted to announce our Master Teacher and International Guest Artist for 2024 will be the staggeringly talented and knowledgeable



SQUEE!! We are so thrilled!!

Huge shout out to all our sponsors and supporters, particularly the amazing Alma Sarhan from the Creative Department who designed this amazing artwork for the Festival!


Stay tuned for more news coming over the weekend, but first, let’s hear from our stunning guest artist!!

About our festival

Contact Us

The WAMED Team is a dedicated band of volunteers who work to deliver an amazing festival for dancers, spectators, students, teachers and dance fans. Connect with us here.


The 2022 and 2023 ranges of WAMED-branded merchandise is available from the RedBubble website!


Choose from garments and homewares or watch this handy video for customation tips..

We are supported by talented, dedicated, Australian artisans, musicians, artists, suppliers, dancers and dreamers.

Please click here to find out more about those small businesses that support the WAMED festival.

Or click here to find out how to become a WAMED sponsor!

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