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April International Dance Day Gala Show Proposals

Proposals are now open for April’s International Dance Day Gala Show!

Proposal To Dance In The 2018 International Dance Day Gala Show

  • Our Gala Show will feature the internationally renowned Roxy of Seattle on Saturday, April 10, 2018 at 7:00pm. We are now accepting proposals for professional-level dances for the evening Gala show. In observance of International Dance Day, we particularly encourage proposals for performances representing folkloric and other traditional dances of the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey. The program for the Gala Show will be chosen by the MEDGE board with consideration to the variety of dances.

    Your proposal must be received by March 11, 2018

    The MEDGE executive board will let applicants know no later than March 18, 2018.

    Need help? Contact Ann Shaffer, medgepresident@gmail.com



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MEDGE board meetings now 4th Fridays, 6:30-8pm

The MEDGE board of directors meetings will now be held on the 4th Friday of each month from 6:30-8pm at the Whole Foods Community Room in Eugene.   There will not be a January board meeting, FYI.  

Dates (subject to change): 

  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 27
  • May 25
  • June 22
  • July 27
  • August 24
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 23
  • December 28

MEDGE Board Meetings are an excellent way to have your voice heard, find out about upcoming events and become a more active member of Eugene’s Belly Dance Community! All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Dancer Lottery form for September live music evening featuring Harika!

MEDGE will be hosting Harika for live music night on September 9.  As we’ve done in years past, we are opening the dance portion to a lottery, and we will draw names from those entered at the August 12 show.  Those chosen do not need to be present at the August show to be considered.

Please fill in the online form, or enter at the August show.

Sorry, but this form is no longer accepting submissions.

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Board meetings moving to Whole Foods Community Room

Beginning in June, our Board meetings will be moving to Whole Foods Community Room (upstairs), 353 E Broadway, in Eugene.   Normal board meetings are the first Tuesday of each month, but for June and July, we will meet the second Tuesday (June 13 and July 11).  Members are welcome and encouraged to attend board meetings.

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Thank you note/profile from donation to International Rescue Committee

MEDGE received a very thoughtful thank you for our recent donation to the International Rescue Committee (proceeds from our February show were donated). Along with the following letter, Bushra included the following pdf entitled, “My story“.

“My name is Bushra, and I am a refugee from Iraq resettled by the International Rescue Committee.

It is my honor to thank you for your support of the IRC. Support from donors like you helped give my family a new life in the United States. Now I have peace, freedom, and   a better life for my kids, I am so very grateful.

I have attached a note to read about my story if you can manage your time.

Please know that your gifts to the IRC really do help people like me to survive and rebuild their lives.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.”