SAMEDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Middle Eastern dance (and related styles) and culture by providing educational and performance opportunities. SAMEDA promotes the art form by sponsoring seminars, workshops, and events, which are open to the public. SAMEDA produces a monthly newsletter that contains listings of such events and items related interest. The newsletter also provides a public forum in which the membership is encouraged to participate. However, the opinions of the contributors are not necessarily the opinions of SAMEDA, and should not be construed as such.