Dancer Sign-up opens January 12th via email.Spaces are first-come, first-served and requests sent before Jan. 12th will not be honored.
Spring Swap and Shop April 2010 - Date/Time TBA We are forming a planning committee for this spring event. If you are interested in donating your time, please email us and we'll add you to the committee list and then send you an email with our February planning committee meeting date.
Events Around the Bay Area Rakkasah March 12 - 14, 2010 Richmond Auditorium www.rakkasah.com
Happy holidays to everyone! Thank you all for your continuing support of SF/BA MECDA's activities and especially for helping to make our gala and fundraiser held in Palo Alto last month a success. The members of the board are looking forward to 2010 with plans for a dancer night in February and a "swap and shop" in April. Look for more information on these and other events in this and future newsletters. We look forward to seeing you at a dance event soon! ~ Leyla, Dec 9, 2009
Dance is a Community Share your Time & Talents Music and dance are always better when shared! SF/BA MECDA is a non-profit, 100% volunteer-run group. If you would like to share your time and talents, come join our planning committee and help us craft our next gala show. Help us grow our mailing list by sharing this email with your friends in the dance community. You can also volunteer to work at the events, support us by performing and vending or simply attend and enjoy. It is only through the hard work and dedication of our board, staff and volunteers that we can plan and organize our events. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Gala Show Fall 2009 A Success! The SF/BA MECDA Gala Show, November 14, 2009 was a fantastic success! We wanted to take a moment and share with you some of the highlights of this event. Each time we host a gala, we strive to provide our attendees with a range of experiences including great performances by top regional dancers as well as opportunites for students, troupes and amateur performers to showcase their skills.
Raffle Results At this show, we had a fantastic collection of diverse vendors who not only set out a fine array of merchandise, but donated a selection of valuable items for our fundraising raffle. We raised $249 through raffle ticket sales to add to our donation to Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence.
Sarah, of Wicked Smileys, also took photos throughout the day, and has donated a collection to MECDA. If you are interested in finding out if she got shots of you, email .
If you were a performer at the event, you can also contact Carl Sermon, who had a booth at the event and was taking photographs of performers throughout the day. Details on how to purchase a disk of your photos is available on his website.
Did you take photos of our event? Send us a link so we can add them to our event gallery now underway on our website. Updates will be there soon.
Photo at Right - Ashley by Sarah of Wicked Smileys
DVDs The DVD making process is underway. If you danced at our event, you still have time to order a DVD of your performance. Simply email Digital Wuff for more details. A portion of each DVD sale goes to our charity, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence.
THANK YOU! We want to thank everyone who supported our event, by vending, performing, shopping, dancing, buying raffle tickets, and volunteering.
SF/BA MECDA Board Leyla Lanty – President Yolanda – Vice President Safiyah – Secretary Zemira – Treasurer Photo: Zemira by Sarah of Wicked Smileys