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A feast of diversity during the Zutphen Talent Search

On a very sunny Sunday afternoon we came together in Sheila’s Buikdanscentrum in the beautiful city Zutphen for the first Shimmy Shake Talent Search of 2019! An hour before the show, some people were joking that it was a waste of this beautiful day to be inside dancing but when the show started, we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but inside the dance studio. Audience and dancers alike were surprised by the broad variety of the dancers this afternoon. From traditional Indian Dance to fusion burlesque and even a kind of Hip-Hop dance battle.

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Deadline for Shimmy Shake Talent Search approaching fast!

The year has started and so has the Talent Search where we look for new Fusion Belly dancers!! You sign up, present your work and receive feedback (if you want it) from our panel of experts or come and watch, or you can simply just dance even if you don’t want coaching or feedback. After the four Talent Search Dance Days the chosen 12 dance acts will be coached and perform their improved work at the Talent Carnival in June, a gorgeous day that is not to be missed.

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Happy Shimmy Shaking Holidays

The end of the year is the time to look back and to look forward, to reflect and to make new resolutions. How was your 2018? For Shimmy Shake it was a good one. As well as 3 other cities we did a Talent Search in Groningen for the first time! Our international project with Hannover was a big success. The sun shone on the Talent Carnival and we started up a Kids project. The Golden Girls got amazing costumes! And we did the best festival so far, our 5 years edition. HAPPY!

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SHIMMY SHAKE FESTIVAL 2018 WAS A BLAST!!

We are still enjoying the warmth of the glow created by so many great experiences during the 3 days of the 5th Shimmy Shake festival. Dancing together generated so much joy and happiness! The fifth FESTIVAL was the best one so far.

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