BellyBlog and the Shimmy Shake News


How will you spend your afternoon this Sunday?

This Sunday is the third edition of the Shimmy Shake Talent Carnival! An event which grew around the annual Shimmy Shake Talent Show, the grand finale of our Talent Search. The Talent Show, which will be performed at 12:300h and 15:00h, is still an important part of the afternoon, but there is much more to keep you busy this Sunday at Theater ‘t Kapelletje in Rotterdam.In between the two shows in the theatre, you can enjoy a free Open Podium Show in the studio of the venue. A lot of dancers applied to dance on this stage so we will have a full program there. Just walk in and enjoy the amazing fusion bellydance performances. Special guest performances by The Dutch Tribal Collective, Shalini Shines (Dominican Bachata) and NavRang (Rajasthani Folk Dance).

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Looking for helping hands!

Just a few more weeks and we will celebrate the Shimmy Shake Talent Carnival on June 9th! The Talent Carnival is an afternoon full of fun, meeting old and making new friends. An amazing afternoon full of dance, but we can use some help making sure everything will be o.k.

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We’ve got them! Presenting the 12 Talent Search 2019 talents

In the past months, we went on a hunt for fusion (belly) dance talents with the Shimmy Shake Talent Search. And yes, we have found them! In Zutphen, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, and Groningen we got to watch beautiful performances by dancers of different experience levels. 12 were selected by our expert panel and will receive coaching from some of the best coaches in the industry. Let’s meet the talents, who will be showing their progress during the Talent Carnival on June 9th in Rotterdam

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Last chance to participate in the Talent Search 2019!

Time went so fast! On three equally sunny afternoons in Zutphen, Rotterdam, and Eindhoven, we got to witness a wide variety of fusion (belly)dance acts, a lot of styles and levels of experience! All these dancers had one thing in common: all of them were almost bursting with talent!

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Talent Search 2019: one down, three to go!

In February we came together on a beautiful, sunny, Sunday afternoon for the first talent search of 2019. That’s one down, but we still have three more of these amazing afternoons full of dance to go! You can still sign-up for the very last spots in Rotterdam, or join the fun in Eindhoven or Groningen.

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Keeping up with Shimmy Shake