© 2019 WA Middle Eastern Dance Festival.

About WAMED Festival

The WA Middle Eastern Dance Festival  was founded in 1999 by Keti Sharif and has been celebrated annually in WA ever since. The festival is now jointly run by sister schools Free Spirit Dance Community Inc.and Bellydance Central.

It is an opportunity to come together to learn, share and indulge in all things Bellydance.

We aim to provide a variety of workshops & seminars that encompass the various styles of Bellydance among our growing community.

 

WAMED has hosted many International and Interstate Instructors over the years to further expand your dance knowledge and musicality. 

WAMED Festival History

Find WAMED Festival's timeline below including, year, festival theme, festival organiser and featured guest artist for each year.                                

2000: ‘Awel Marra’

By Keti Sharif

Featuring Yasmin & Terezka

2001: ‘Alf Leila we Leila’

By Keti Sharif

Featuring Nayima Hassan

2002: ‘El Gawhara’

By Keti Sharif

Featuring Claire Naffah

2003: ‘El Hafla’

By Keti Sharif

Featuring Ashraf Mahdy

2004: ‘Modern Gypsy’

By Keti Sharif

Featuring Isabelle Nambu

2005: ‘Carnivale’

By Keti Sharif

Featuring Mayodi

2006: ‘Drum Dance’

By Keti Sharif

Featuring Nasser Selimi

2007: ‘Temple of Dance’

By Keti Sharif

Featuring Morocco

2008: ‘Midnight at the Oasis’

By Renate

Featuring Hassan Kahlil

2009: ’Ashra’ 10th Anniversary

By Angie, Jilyan, Renate

Featuring Artemis Mourat & Khaled Mahmoud

2010: ‘Reflections’

By Angie, Jilyan, Renate

Featuring Nour and Yasser & Morocco

2011: ‘El Tarab’

By Angie, Jilyan, Renate

Featuring Leila Jouvana and Roland

2012: ‘Alchemy’

By Angie, Jilyan, Renate

Featuring Ranya Renee

2013: ‘Diamond Sky’

By Keti Sharif

Featuring Ozgen & Tamalyn Dallal

2014: ‘Faces of Isis’

By Keti Sharif

Featuring Farida Fahmy & Liza Laziza

2015: ‘Fountain of Dance’

By Keti Sharif

Featuring Jrisi Jusako, Devi Mamak & Sydney Musicians

2016: ‘A Meeting of Tribes’

By Zahara Dance Co, Bellydance Central & Free Spirit Dance Community Inc

Featuring Nerissa & Melusina

2017: ‘The Rhythm Within’

By Bellydance Central & Free Spirit Dance Community Inc.

Featuring Karim Nagi

2018: ‘Enchanted’

By Bellydance Central & Free Spirit Dance Community Inc.

Featuring Nesma Al Andalus

2019: ‘Ishreen’ 20th Anniversary

By Bellydance Central & Free Spirit Dance Community Inc.

Featuring Vanessa

2020: "Entwined"

By Bellydance Central & Free Spirit Dance Community Inc.

Featuring Cinzia & Kae Montgomery

WAMED Festival 20th Anniversary Video by Keti Sharif