Thursday, January 17, 2013

2013 Shimmy Mob

 If you live in the Siouxland area  (Sioux City, Le Mars, Yankton, Vermillion, Canton, Brookings, or anywhere else within driving distance) and want to belly dance, sign up for the 2013 Shimmy Mob event in Sioux Falls,South Dakota. Whether you have always wanted to try belly dancing or you are an experienced performer, this will be a fun event. This is also a charitable event for women’s and children’s shelters. The flash mob is going to be on International Belly Dance Day, which is May 11th, 2013.
Nichole from Liquid Hip Therapy is the team leader for the Sioux Falls dance team. Nichole was the team leader in 2012, and she did a great job last year when she organized the rehearsals, helped the dancers learn choreography, secured the location, and she hosted a great hafla that helped raise money for Children’s Inn! She also organized a flashback prom before Shimmy Mob as a fundraiser, and that was a lot of fun too!
2012 Sioux Falls Shimmy Mob
Picture by Mitchell
It is easy to participate in Shimmy Mob. First, register on the website: The cost is $35 Canadian, and there is a way to get a sponsorship if you cannot afford the fee. After paying, you’ll have access to the videos to learn the choreography at your own pace. The dance was created by Bozenka, from the Belly Dance Super Stars! There are two versions of the choreography so beginner students can dance alongside experienced dancers. The money also will go towards your official 2013 Shimmy Mob t-shirt, which you’ll wear to the event. You will not need to buy a costume or anything special to wear. Leftover money (after administration costs) will be donated towards women’s shelters. Furthermore, team leaders will think of ways to fundraise for their chosen charities.

This is the video from Shimmy Mob in Sioux Falls from 2012.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Beat the Blues

Fatimah from the Diamond Dust Dancers is going to dance and teach two classes at the Sertoma Butterfly House and Marine Cove’s “Beat the Blues” special event on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Sioux Falls, SD. Her belly dance presentations will be at noon and 1:00 pm in the Reading Room. Her hula presentation will be at 2:00 pm in the classroom.

Fatimah at an event in 2012
Picture from the Diamond Dust Dancers' fan page

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sizzlin’ Summer Shimmy II

Flyer from On the Fringe.

On the Fringe Belly Dance is hosing Sizzlin’ Summer Shimmy II. This workshop will be July 13, 2013 in Omaha, NE. Last year’s workshops and show were wonderful, and this year’s even should be good too! Asharah is going to be the featured instructor, and Mailaka is going to be the special guest.