Meet the New Committee


 Brigid Kelly

 Vice President

 Agate Ponder-Sutton


 Raffaella Cruickshank


 Jan Grant

 General Members

 Aida Oryantal

 Gillian Green 

 Jane Steane

 Sharon Gaynor

More information


53778016_2564329520307970_1748129003178295296_n.jpgIt comes as a deep pain to us as we process the violent, hateful attack on worshipers at local mosques in Christchurch last week. As the Middle Eastern Dance Association of New Zealand, our dance community naturally overlaps with the Muslim community here in Aotearoa. When a neighbour is suffering, it is incumbent upon all within the community to recognize their role and their responsibility. We are connected twice over, once through our art, and once through our shared country.


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Belly dance is an exciting yet accessible dance form. In New Zealand there are thousands of belly dancers of all ages – not only women and girls but men and boys as well – dancing in a wide range of styles.

MEDANZ is the umbrella organization for New Zealand belly dancers and we not only have members with decades of experience but also those just starting on their dance journey. We are the go-to site for New Zealand belly dance. We can point you to teachers that will guide you to become the dancer you want to be. We also provide information on belly dance events including shows, workshops, retreats and Festivals. Plus we can also fill in some of the blanks about the art, practice, and history of belly dance.