What’s New?

The Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene has been permanently closed.

The changing dance environment and the steady decline in participation finally made MEDGE unsustainable as an organization. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the dancers, teachers, musicians, board members and volunteers, from over the years, for all that you did to support MEDGE. We’d also like to thank Whirled Pies in Eugene, for providing us with a wonderful venue for our performances and festivals. Established in 1991, MEDGE has had the privilege of hosting some amazing talent on our humble stage.  30 years was a great run and we’ve enjoyed every moment! Hopefully something new will come forward for our dance community and we will see many of you again.  Until then, dance on!

Sincerely,
the 2021 MEDGE board of directors.

All MEDGE shows are suspended until further notice

Special Notice:

Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic all MEDGE shows have been suspended until further notice. If/when our shows return we will post updates here as well as on our social media pages. To stay up to date follow us on facebook or instagram. We hope to see you all soon!

Contact info:

Facebook: @MEDGEdancers

Instagram: @medgedancers

MEDGE Board contacts, updated 2020:

  • President:  Sabrina Toro, medgepresident@gmail.com
  • Secretary/Membership Organizer:  Virginia Burns, medgesecretary@gmail.com
  • Treasurer:  Regina Errington, medgetreasurer@gmail.com
  • Performance Coordinator:  Molly Renne, medgepc@gmail.com
  • Publicity Outreach:  Rashena Jenkins and Mary Miglioretto, medgepublicity@gmail.com

2020 Board Nominations

It’s time to nominate for next year’s executive board! Position terms are one (1) year and are open to all current MEDGE members of six (6) months or more. ALL positions are open for nominations.  For information regarding each board position, please see the MEDGE By-Laws.  Please see form below:   

Contact Ann Shaffer with questions: medgepresident@gmail.com

Nominations must be submitted by November 10, 2019.

Sorry, but this form is no longer accepting submissions.

2019 Student Showcase Proposals now available!

Sunday, June 9, MEDGE will have it’s annual student showcase at Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Springfield, OR  97477 (NOT the Keefer Center).  Instructors or other participants – please fill out the form to be considered for this performance opportunity.  

Participants may begin arriving at 3:00 pm (no later than 3:30), with show beginning at 4:00 pm.  We will also be looking for volunteers to help put up and take down chairs and dressing room.  Contact medgepc@gmail.com to be added to the volunteer list.  

Deadline is June 1st.

Sorry, but this form is no longer accepting submissions.

2019 Board Nominations

It’s time to nominate for next year’s executive board! Position terms are one (1) year and are open to all current MEDGE members of six (6) months or more. ALL positions are open for nominations.  For information regarding each board position, please see the MEDGE By-Laws.  Please see the following page for nomination forms:  MEDGE 2019 Board Nominations Form.

Contact Ann Shaffer with questions: medgepresident@gmail.com

Nominations must be submitted by November 3, 2018.

Voting ballots will be distributed online and with the Winter printed and electronic issue of the Harrakat.

15th Fall Festival was a SUCCESS!!!

Thank you to all the volunteers, dancers, musicians, vendors, and audience participants who made the Fall Festival a great success!   And thank you to Abigail Keyes for your lecture, performance, and workshops.  It was a magical day and we are truly grateful to have such a warm and wonderful community!

Fall Festival Live Music Lottery!

Karsilama  will our featured live music for our 15th Annual Fall Festival, and we will have a lottery for dance spots.  Please find the online form here.  This form closes on Friday, September 7 at 11:59 pm.  We will also take lottery submissions at the MEDGE Monthly Show on Saturday, September 8, and names will be drawn during intermission of the the September 8 show.  Good luck!

Acoustic Pilgrims Live Music Lottery!

Acoustic Pilgrims  will be featured for September 2018, and we will have a lottery for dance spots.  Please find the online form here.  This form closes on Thursday, August 10 at 11:59 pm.  We will also take lottery submissions at the MEDGE Monthly Show on Saturday, August 11, and names will be drawn during intermission of the August 11 show.