The Shimmy Shake Community

A wide collective of Tribal and Fusion dancers!

The Shimmy Shake Community is about solidarity, and cooperation among all the members. In our new organization structure this way of working will be more important than ever. The community members will be responsible for determining and organizing the future events.  

Dancers and teachers of the Fusion, Tribal and Bellydance style are spread throughout the world, with many in the Netherlands. Shimmy Shake has been uniting and strengthening the ‘movers and shakers’ since 2012, starting the National Network in 2015. In 2019 we renamed the National Network to be the Shimmy Shake Community and opened the doors to all enthusiasts wherever they come from.  

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Our Shimmy Shake Community Page has been the place where the most active members meet up and exchange experiences, pas work onto one another, jointly organize events and visit each other’s workshops. Let’s get active again!    

Since we launched the Community, many dancers, teachers, students, choreographers, and all kinds of enthusiasts have asked to become a member. We made membership possible with three levels of involvement. The most important condition is: you have to be passionate about Tribal and/or Fusion and/or Bellydance!  

1) Community Member

To become a member you must be actively involved with Fusion, Tribal and or Belly dance, and passionate about promoting these dance forms. You can also join if you live outside the Netherlands. Membership means you receive our newsletter, therefore being in touch with our events and plans and can tell us about yours. Further we expect you to encourage your students and other dancers to join in all activities, as will you.  

2) Ambassador

This is a special group of dancers and teachers who are very active in their support of the community. They are teaching, organising their own events and special coaching, and are asked by us to visit each other and festivals and events to encourage new talent and to promote cooperation. From 2024 they will be responsible for initiating events and taking responsibility to organise them. They will be the future of Simmy Shake, supported by the members. 

3) Queens

These are the top dancers who have been there since the beginning. Their contribution is already enormous. They are given the respect they deserve for their pioneer work. They are the first generation Tribal and Fusion dancers and teachers.  

Do you want to be part of our community?

Freya and Inge will keep the Shimmy Shake Community group on Facebook alive. You can contact 
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