MEDANZ 2018 Annual Festival

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Welcome to the 2018 Festival!

Since the year 2000 the MEDANZ Festivals have provided New Zealand belly dancers with excellent workshops, performance, networking and shopping opportunities. This year we welcome SAQRA from the USA to Napier for 10 hours of workshops, with a further 20+ hours of New Zealand’s premium teaching talent for workshops plus performances in a Gala Show on Friday night, and a chance for everyone to dance up a storm at our Hafla on Saturday night.

MEDANZ was established 26 years ago to provide a supportive environment for Middle Eastern Dance, to foster interest and understanding by sharing information and educating the general public about its origins, developing and promoting ethical standards, providing a forum for dancers to discuss significant issues to the community, and facilitating learning and performance opportunities.

General Itinerary

Friday 13th April

            MEDANZ Teacher’s workshops (free for MEDANZ Teacher members)

            Show - “Celebrating Belly Dance in New Zealand” and shopping

 Saturday 14th April

            Festival morning workshops

            MEDANZ Annual General Meeting

            Festival afternoon workshops

            Hafla (with dinner option) 

Sunday 15th April

            Festival morning workshops

            Festival afternoon workshops


For ideas on accommodation, check out the Locations page.


Tickets are available through Ticketek. Please add the Ticketek charges to the prices below.

MEDANZ Full Festival Pass (entry to all workshops and includes Gala Show ticket) $270

(please note you will also have to be a MEDANZ member to use a "MEDANZ" pass)

Non-member Full Festival Pass* (entry to all workshops, includes Gala Show ticket) $320

Hafla* Entry - includes Napier walk and meal $45 for members and non-members

Hafla Entry after 8pm* $20 for members and non-members (without walk or meal)

Single Workshop* Passes - $60 for member and non-members 

Single Warmup Pass $20* members and non-members


Teachers' Forum* Friday

(Non-MEDANZ Network Teachers only) $20

 (MEDANZ Network Teachers - free)

Teachers' Workshop* Friday

(Non-MEDANZ Network Teachers only) $60

 (MEDANZ Network Teachers - free)


Gala Show ticket* (for members and non-members) $35

Gala Show ticket (under 15 & Performers without a Full Festival Pass) $20

* also available at the Festival (note - no MEDANZ discount on the door)


MEDANZ Full Festival Pass (entry to all workshops and includes Gala Show ticket) $270