Our Mission

To provide a supportive environment for MED,

fostering interest and understanding, whilst encouraging sharing of information, developing /promoting ethical standards and​ facilitating learning and performance opportunities.

Want to know more?

Read our MEDANZ Constitution:

Download PDF Here 


Our Vision

To have Middle Eastern Dance recognised as a creative art and dance form in New Zealand, that is accessible to everyone in a safe and welcoming environment.

We believe anyone can benefit from the regular practice of belly dance, and everyone is welcome to participate, whatever their challenge is.

"Ahlan Bik"   "Marhaba"   "Welcome"    "Haere Mai"

We Welcome All as MEDANZ Members and Subscribers

Belly dancers, drummers, teachers, vendors, supporters or general enthusiasts of Middle Eastern Dance

MEDANZ offers several opportunities to interact with the bellydance community in New Zealand: 

* When you join 'Our Community' you have access to several open groups, forums and blogs on this website, if you use the 'Spaces' App on your mobile device whilst logged in you can interact with other members of Our Community, in addition to having easy access to our online and live events. This service is FREE.

* When you Subscribe to MEDANZ, your annual subscription opens up lots of additional benefits, including full access to the resources on this website, like monthly bellydance movies and previous MEDANZ Shows.


Subscribers also receive:

  • you may perform in MEDANZ Shows and haflas

  • you have access to exclusive Zoom meet ups and haflas with the New Zealand bellydance community

  • you will automatically receive discounts at specific MEDANZ Events booked through this website including our annual MEDANZ Festival

  • you will receive our MEDANZ News issued every 2 months, and have access to historical issues

  • you are eligible to apply for MEDANZ Grants and may enter our Subscribers only Competitions 

  • you will get access to our Subscribers only Facebook Groups in addition to the Subscribers only Groups, Forums and Blog on this website.

  • full voting rights

  • you are eligible for election to Committee


The Annual Subscription which runs from July to June each year is currently NZ$30.00, which can be paid by credit card/PayPal or directly into our bank account. Subscribe Now.


* If you are a Teacher of bellydance or drum, once you are a Subscriber you will be eligible to join our Teachers' Network with free advertising and promotion of your classes on this website, and on our social media platforms. Members of our Teachers' Network receive preference in all MEDANZ Event planning and promotion. This is a Subscribers only service.

A Non-Profit Incorporated Society

Providing Community and A Dance Network



Check out the belly dance events happening close to your home town, and support your local belly dance community!



Our main

communication method,

available in our Members' Area, notified by email -

6-Issues annually.

Upcoming Events, Reviews

and general articles.

Teachers' Network


Students - Find a belly dance teacher near you!

Teachers - connect with your fellow belly dance teachers on our exclusive Groups and Forums, and give back to your belly dance community.



Insights, notifications and interesting articles written by our New Zealand contributors on belly dance, the Membership and all things MEDANZ. 


Connect with your NZ belly dance community today!


What's happening in the world of belly dance and NZ!

MEDANZ Discounts

Exclusive offers to

MEDANZ members

Dance Challenges

Check out our fun dance challenges!


Members Only

Where the MEDANZ Members have been connecting until recently!


Open Group

A private group open to all belly dance enthusiasts.

Bellydance items 

Buy & Sell NZ only

This group which was on Facebook has moved to our website under Groups



Our announcements page on Facebook, follow and turn your notifications on.

"I am blown away by the friendliness and generosity of the NZ bellydance community" (new member).

"Having the different styles in one show really showed the audience
the diversity belly dancing has" (Feedback 2015)

Painted Leaves 2

Connecting New Zealand

Belly Dance Communities