The Guild is a community organization formed to promote Middle Eastern and related dance and camaraderie among the dance community, to provide performance opportunities for dancers and dance students and to ensure good working conditions and minimum wage guidelines for professional dancers.

Want to enjoy local performers?

Check the schedule to see who’s dancing in local Restaurant Shows.

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Want to hire performers?

Learn more at Hiring Performers.

Please note that we have set minimum Wage Guidelines. Also, performers may need to charge more due to travel time, last minute requests or level of experience desired.

Want to study dance?

Find teachers and classes on our list of Guild Member Instructors.

Get tips and insights...read the latest Blog.

Want to perform?

We host haflas, dance parties and shows throughout the year. Plus, you can find many shows and events on our Events Calendar.

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Most of our members are in Minnesota, but we welcome members from other locations.

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Photos from performances at Elision Theater by Shawn Orton: Anjela, Candelora, Cat Frenchbird and Emalee; and at The Mediterranean Cruise Cafe open stage.