Frequently Asked Questions
There are some questions that the Committee find themselves answering again and again, so we have compiled a list of these questions on this page to hopefully make things a little easier. If you are unable to find an answer below to your question, please contact us, we are happy to assist you.
1. Membership Year and Subscriptions
Q: How much is a MEDANZ subscription and when does my subscription end?
All MEDANZ Memberships for 2020/21 are $15
A Full MEDANZ subscription costs $50 annually, the Family membership for members living in the same household is $30 per additional member.
The membership year starts on 1 July and finishes on 30 June each year.
Membership subscriptions are the same cost regardless of the date you join or renew your membership during the year. Join now
If it is an annual charge, why does the Membership Fee say it's valid for only 6 months?
MEDANZ chooses to operate a membership cycle from July to June each year, therefore new memberships during the year will be valid for less than 12 months. Check your expiry date in the Membership Area if you are concerned or email us for further details.
2. Payment Options
Q: How can I pay my subs and do you accept credit card payments?
We prefer payment by deposit into our Kiwibank account:
Account number: 38-9015-0085634-00
Account name: Middle Eastern Dance Association of New Zealand Incorporated
Reference: ‘SUBS' plus "your name" and your membership ID number “XXX” if available. Your membership ID number will be printed on all receipts issued to you by MEDANZ and is contained on your MEDANZ Membership Card.
MEDANZ also accepts credit card payments via PayPal. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on this payment method, or to request a PayPal invoice be sent to you.
3. Payment Receipts
Q: I need an invoice/receipt for my dance business, do you issue these?
Yes. We issue receipts for all payments made to MEDANZ by email or by mail.
4. Join/Renewal Form
Q: Why do I need to complete the Join/Renewal Form each year?
A: We are pleased to advise that you no longer have to do this with the upgrade to this new website! You can now keep your mailing address and email/phone contact details updated in the My Account area of this website.
5. Where can I find?
Q: Where on this website can I find information about: (hint: just click on the word-link)
MEDANZ News (Members' Area)
MEDANZ Committee Meeting Minutes (Members' Area)
MEDANZ AGM Information (Members' Area)
6. MEDANZ News articles
Q: What happened to the MEDANZ News?
The MEDANZ News has been reinstated, but it was put on hold for a year in 2019. You can read back issues at MEDANZ News (Members' Area).
7. Facebook Groups
Q: How do I join the MEDANZ Facebook Group?
MEDANZ currently operates three Facebook Groups and one Facebook Page.
MEDANZ Members Only - This is a closed discussion group for members. if you wish to join this group and are a current member, please send your request to join this group via Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/medanz/
MEDANZ Group - Contemporary and Traditional Belly Dance - This is a private group for anyone interested in Belly Dance (you don't have to be a member to join) - please send your request to join this group via Facebook.
MEDANZ also administers the Buy and Sell public group: Bellydance Items for sale New Zealand only open group - simply send a request via Facebook and answer the simple question/agree to the rules, to become a member. https://www.facebook.com/groups/bellydancestuff/?ref=share
MEDANZ - Contemporary and Traditional Belly Dance - our public Facebook Page - simply like and follow to keep up to date with belly dance events happening around the country: https://www.facebook.com/medanewzeal/
If you choose not to renew your subscription, and let your membership lapse, you will automatically be removed from the 'Members Only' group at the end of the membership year grace period.
8. Photographic Credits
The photos used on this website excluding the portraits, were all taken at MEDANZ Events, featuring MEDANZ members and guests tutors. Our Photographers were:
Vera (Christchurch)- visit her website here
NinaG Photography (Auckland): visit her website here
Brian Pool Photography (Wellington) Phone: 027 306 0192