Ticket sale for Shimmy Shake Festival 2019 is OPEN!

Published on 8 July 2019 at 12:45

We are very proud to announce to all of you that the ticket sale for the International Shimmy Shake Festival 2019 is open! We worked our asses off to create an awesome festival program for all of you and could not wait any longer to share this with you. For this edition, we introduce some new features in the ticket sale including package deals and Early-Bird tickets! Shimmy Shake Festival 2019 will take place between November 8th and 10th in Maaspodium, Rotterdam.

Festival program

One of the highlights of the Shimmy Shake Festival is the annual Gala Show. During this Gala Show, the audience will be treated to a diversity of international Tribal Fusion Bellydance artists. Headliners for 2019 include some of the best world-wide dancers like Piny & Leo Orchidaceae, Kira Habibi Lal, and Patricia Zarnovican.

Enjoy different kinds of dance acts by a variety of Fusion Belly Dancers and others who are inspired to mix their art in the Matinée Mash Up on Sunday. An exciting show for performers, but also a great way to get to know the variety of tribal & fusion belly dance. We will keep the line-up a secret for a few weeks longer, but you can sure expect one of the most exciting editions of the Matinée Mash Up to date!


The festival also provides a wide arrange in workshops for all level dancers. The experienced dancer can indulge in the 3-hour intensive by Piny Orchidaceae on Friday afternoon. This edition there will be not three, but FOUR 2-hour workshops. On Saturday you can Pop with Leo Orchidaceae, work on your ‘Serpentine Technique’ with Kira Habibi Lal and go back to the Roots of Tribal Style with an ATS workshop by Patricia Zarnovican. On Sunday morning you can start your day with hula in a 2-hour Polynesian workshop.

And the Step-Up Series will be back! 3 45-minute workshop for all levels to get a taste of a style (whether this is to see or this style is something to you, or to broaden your dance-skills). This year Step-Up Series include Waacking, Capoeira, and American Tribal Style. Try out one Step-Up workshop for €12,50 or try all of them for just €30,-.


New this year: Festival Package Deals. Enjoy a full day or even a whole weekend of workshops, shows, and dance while saving a lot of money on your tickets! There are 3 package-deals available: Ultimate Shimmy Shaker, Saturday Sweat, and Sunday Starters. With these packages, you’ll also get an exclusive Shimmy Shake Gadget (what is it exactly? We’ll keep that a secret just a little longer). It is also possible to upgrade your package with an extra workshop. You can find more information about package deals and upgrades on our website. The package deals will be limited available, so be quick before they run out!

Also new this year: Early-Bird tickets! Buy your tickets before August 12th and save up to €5,- per ticket! Early-Bird tickets are available until August 12th or while supplies last.

Whole weekend experience

Due to their huge success, the open access workshops are back this edition and we added a few more! Start your weekend relaxed with the Saturday morning workshop and make sure you are properly stretched for the workshops you will join that day. Try folk dancing or experience belly dancing for the first time in the Sunday afternoon bellydance workshop.

Funky Foyer and Bazaar will be back this edition (bigger than ever!) and also the Open Stage will make its return (you can register to perform on this stage using this form). We will also organize some activities outside the theatre to help you get to know Rotterdam (because Rotterdam Rocks!) and turn your visit to the Shimmy Shake Weekend in a weekend-long experience!

So, what are you still waiting for? Check out the festival program and get your tickets!