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.
Check out our Event Calendar for upcoming performances and other events, including:
- Join us for an outing with your friends at the MN Renaissance Festival on Saturday, September 17, and support Guild members, Baratok.
- Plan to perform at a social hafla & potluck on Sunday, September 25 at 3 pm.
- Our 16th annual benefit performance for Women’s Advocates. Watch these fabulous performances live on Zoom. The first half will be broadcast on Friday, October 7 and Sunday, October 9; the second half on Friday, October 14 and Sunday, October 16.
Want to hire performers?
Search for performers in the Membership Directory. Type "yes" in the search field to find a list of performers who are Available for Hire. Click their Profile to see details.
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.
Learn more about member benefits and how to get started on Membership Signup. Then you can access additional Members Only content.
Most of our members are in Minnesota, but we welcome members from other locations.
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