Middle Eastern Dance Lab


MED Lab: A Cultural Immersion Program of LA's Arabic Community

Middle Eastern Dance Lab aka MED Lab is a Cultural Travel program in your own backyard!  Experience the Arabic community in and around Southern California to deepen your understanding of the Arab culture. 


This cultural immersion program is based on field trips to Arabic restaurants, nightclubs, concerts, festivals, markets and shops! In addition to these trips, our online community provides lectures and discussions in preparation for the field trip and debriefs after help solidify your learning.


If you don't live in Southern California, don't worry!  MED Lab is now online!! 

You can join us from the comfort of your own home as we stream our field trips for your convenience! All other aspects of the program are online so you can access everything you need.

COVID-19 Accomodations

While on quarantine during the COVID 19 pandemic we have transitioned the MED LAB program completely online since we cannot visit our local Arab establishments. 

We have included the following online events to continue learning about the Arab culture:

  • Arab movie nights
  • cooking classes 
  • lectures
  • Arab Wedding Unit of Study 
  • Much much more 

Next Session: 2021

Stay tuned for the next course which will be starting in 2021!

For more information contact Roxxanne Shelaby at roxxanneraqs@gmail.com