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New project by Shimmy Shake for 2023

We are happy to announce that Shimmy Shake is preparing something brand new. As you may know, Gail, the producer of Shimmy Shake has taken a step backwards from ‘active service’ and the festival will not take place anymore. Fortunately Gail has trouble sitting still and thus has started working on a new project...

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A new direction for Shimmy Shake

After a break, Shimmy Shake is reinventing itself. As you know, the festival is not taking place again. But Shimmy Shake is still alive! Gail has decided it's time for something new. We will not tell you just yet but something new is cooking and we're taking things in a slightly different direction. Still tribal fusion of course.

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Shimmy Shake stops end 2020

Hereby we are letting you know that the Shimmy Shake Organisation as it has been until now: Talent Search, Talent Carnival, Hafla, Flash Mob, Dancers Dealings, Next Level and our Festival, will officially stop at the end of this year. The Golden Girls project will continue – we have gifted it to Renate Bakker, along with all the costumes and props. Currently discussions are taking place about the possibility to pass along some elements of Shimmy Shake to others.

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Shimmy Shake Festival 2020 cancelled

In recent weeks it looked as if we could organize a corona-proof Shimmy Shake Festival - despite all the measures. It was therefore a huge disappointment to hear that all theaters have to close their doors for two weeks.

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Shimmy Shake Festival 2020 will go on!

Corona rules the roost these days… But we’re glad to announce: Shimmy Shake Festival will go on!We’ll let you know the final program this Friday October 2nd. We can already assure you that Holland’s finest Fusion Belly Dancers will be present!

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New Location for the Shimmy Shake Festival

Unfortunately the Maas Theater told us we cannot do the festival live there, due to Corona restrictions. But we have found a new theater, TR Witte de With, who will welcome us. Stay tuned for more information about this new location and how it will work within the regulations for safety.

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April Rose Postponed until 2021

Big change to report: with all the travel difficulties for people from the USA, April Rose has decided to postpone her world tour until next year. You can look forward to the amazing April Rose giving her 12-hour Bellydance Cohesion in Shimmy Shake Festival 2021. OPPORTUNITY: we are now programming a 3-hour intensive on the Friday with none other than – TJARDA VAN STRATEN. Yes, she is back! Followed by dinner with the workshop participants and visiting dancers, and our annual meeting.

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Meet our Talent Show Talents (part 2)

On June 14th our Talent Show will premiere as a film online! A whole new way of experiencing the Talent Carnival. We are very excited about this, and the talents are already training hard with their coach. All of this to give you the Talent Show we’ve been looking forward to since last year.

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Meet Our Talent Show Talents (part 1)

On June 14th our Talent Show will premiere as a film online! A whole new way of experiencing the Talent Carnival. We are very excited about this, and the talents are already training hard with their coach. All of this to give you the Talent Show we’ve been looking forward to since last year.

Read more »

New project by Shimmy Shake for 2023

We are happy to announce that Shimmy Shake is preparing something brand new. As you may know, Gail, the producer of Shimmy Shake has taken a step backwards from ‘active service’ and the festival will not take place anymore. Fortunately Gail has trouble sitting still and thus has started working on a new project...

Read more »

A new direction for Shimmy Shake

After a break, Shimmy Shake is reinventing itself. As you know, the festival is not taking place again. But Shimmy Shake is still alive! Gail has decided it's time for something new. We will not tell you just yet but something new is cooking and we're taking things in a slightly different direction. Still tribal fusion of course.

Read more »

Shimmy Shake stops end 2020

Hereby we are letting you know that the Shimmy Shake Organisation as it has been until now: Talent Search, Talent Carnival, Hafla, Flash Mob, Dancers Dealings, Next Level and our Festival, will officially stop at the end of this year. The Golden Girls project will continue – we have gifted it to Renate Bakker, along with all the costumes and props. Currently discussions are taking place about the possibility to pass along some elements of Shimmy Shake to others.

Read more »

Shimmy Shake Festival 2020 cancelled

In recent weeks it looked as if we could organize a corona-proof Shimmy Shake Festival - despite all the measures. It was therefore a huge disappointment to hear that all theaters have to close their doors for two weeks.

Read more »

Shimmy Shake Festival 2020 will go on!

Corona rules the roost these days… But we’re glad to announce: Shimmy Shake Festival will go on!We’ll let you know the final program this Friday October 2nd. We can already assure you that Holland’s finest Fusion Belly Dancers will be present!

Read more »

New Location for the Shimmy Shake Festival

Unfortunately the Maas Theater told us we cannot do the festival live there, due to Corona restrictions. But we have found a new theater, TR Witte de With, who will welcome us. Stay tuned for more information about this new location and how it will work within the regulations for safety.

Read more »

April Rose Postponed until 2021

Big change to report: with all the travel difficulties for people from the USA, April Rose has decided to postpone her world tour until next year. You can look forward to the amazing April Rose giving her 12-hour Bellydance Cohesion in Shimmy Shake Festival 2021. OPPORTUNITY: we are now programming a 3-hour intensive on the Friday with none other than – TJARDA VAN STRATEN. Yes, she is back! Followed by dinner with the workshop participants and visiting dancers, and our annual meeting.

Read more »

Meet our Talent Show Talents (part 2)

On June 14th our Talent Show will premiere as a film online! A whole new way of experiencing the Talent Carnival. We are very excited about this, and the talents are already training hard with their coach. All of this to give you the Talent Show we’ve been looking forward to since last year.

Read more »

Meet Our Talent Show Talents (part 1)

On June 14th our Talent Show will premiere as a film online! A whole new way of experiencing the Talent Carnival. We are very excited about this, and the talents are already training hard with their coach. All of this to give you the Talent Show we’ve been looking forward to since last year.

Read more »