The Fusion Bellydance Calendar

Shimmy Shake is so glad to see a big increase in the number of events and Hafla’s organized each year. Use this calendar to communicate your dates – then we can check with each other to be sure that that no events land on the same dates!


Do you have an event coming up and want it featured on this calendar? Sent an e-mail to Do not forget to mention your date and time, most important information (approx. 70 words/ English or Dutch) and possibly an image we may publish.



March 14, 2020 - Drum Solo Secrets: Workshops & Hafla with Siobhan Camille (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

Siobhan of Greenstone Belly Dance is excited to lead a day of workshops dedicated to one of her favourite topics: The drum solo! The belly dance drum solo is one of Siobhan's specialties, thanks to her strong, isolated technique and cheeky stage presence. Come and learn some of her secrets right here in Rotterdam!

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March 15 | POSTPONED | Shimmy Shake Talent Search Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

This event has been postponed due to the Coronavirus crisis. Read more about this decision here

Every year Shimmy Shake organizes a nation-wide Talent Search to discover new Fusion Bellydance talent, to help dancers improve their level and to see where the local dancers and teachers stand with their skills. The Talent Search is also a day to simply join in and dance even if you don’t want coaching or feedback, it is all up to you.

You just sign up, present your work and receive feedback (if you want it) from our panel of experts. After the four Talent Search days, 12 dance acts will be chosen for individual coaching and to perform their improved work at the Talent Carnival in June.

Rotterdam Talent Search March 15th, 14:30 in Conny Janssen Danst. Sign up before March 8th or get a ticket (€5) on the site and watch the talents perform.


June 14th NEW DATE | Shimmy Shake Talent Carnival (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

The Talent Carnival is a day full of fun, meeting old and making new friends in the Mystic Garden where there is a bazaar with all kinds of stands, Open Stage dance shows, delicious catering and a great atmosphere. You can also bring a picnic. You can dance on the grass under the trees. Top off a great experience by attending the exciting and colorful Talent Show in the theater, (performed twice) with all the coached dance acts from the Shimmy Shake Talent Search and some guest appearances: this is the Talent Carnival!


UPDATE 31/03/2020: Because of the measures taken to stop the corona virus outbreak, we pushed the Talent Carnival a week ahead to June 14th. Apart from the date, the Talent Carnival will continue as planned in Theater ‘t Kapelletje in Rotterdam. But, because these are still really uncertain times, we will wait with selling the tickets until we are 100% sure the day will not be cancelled.


November 6, 7 & 8 | International Shimmy Shake Festival (Rotterdam, Netherlands

Shimmy Shake Festival is thé festival for Tribal and Fusion Bellydance in the Netherlands, and one of the biggest festivals in Europe. The festival is there to bring international top dancers to The Netherlands, bring together fusion dancers from all over the country and from abroad to inspire them with workshops, performances, and presentations. We also introduce Tribal & Fusion Bellydance to a bigger audience.

Headliner 2020: APRIL ROSE!

April Rose will teach her world-famous Bellydance cohesion course, spread over all three festival days. The first round of tickets on sale spring 2020. More info and names coming soon!