Shimmy Shake Festival 2018

THE international fusion belly dance festival in The Netherlands

9, 10 & 11 November 2018

Maaspodium Rotterdam

Shimmy Shake Festival goes all out for it's fifth edition!

Come and Explore the world of Fusion & Tribal Belly Dance during the Shimmy Shake Festival! Stroll along stalls with colorful trinkets at the bazaar with an open stage and relax in our oriental lounge. Or treat yourself with a nice drink or snack. For our 5th edition, we have a lot of activities you can participate in FOR FREE!

Are you a more experienced (belly) dancer? No problem! Advance your skills in one (or several) of our workshops! Taught by some of the best teachers in the world.

Shimmy Shake Festival is for everyone who loves to dance or likes to watch! So, come to the Shimmy Shake Festival to explore and experience Tribal & Fusion Belly Dance!

Festival Program 2018

9 November 19:30u. National Network Meeting + Dinner

National Network Meeting + dinner

We will start our fifth annual National Network Meeting with a dinner. During and after the dinner we will discuss the current situation for Fusion dancers: the dream, accomplishments and plans and what is missing in our work. We will also evaluate the activities of Shimmy Shake that have taken place this year. The network has been set up to promote co-operation and exchange between all the Fusion dancers in the Netherands and will work to encourage cooperation over de borders.

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10 November 12u. Workshop - All that Glam

Workshop for all levels by Eliana Hofmann (DE/RU)

Feminine, luxurious and elegant! Feather fans are perfect as a spectacular dance accessory. We start with the technique and the handling of feather fans in dance and learn beautiful, elegant combos. At the end of the workshop, we put our combos into a glamorous choreography, where golden twenties meet Bellydance!

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10&11 November 12u. Open Podium (all day & FREE)

Due to the great enthusiasm for the Open Stage in the Funky Foyer last year it will be back in full glory this edition. Dancers were invited to apply for a place on this stage where all styles and levels are welcome. Entrance to the foyer is free so come and enjoy this exciting, varied and colorful line-up of international and local, professional and amature dance talent and be delighted!

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10&11 November 12u. Funky Foyer (all day & FREE)

Check out the colourful stands with a tempting range of Tribal and Bellydance costumes and jewelry, including dresses and tops by Mar Gonzalvez, Afghani bracelets, rings, belts and necklaces by Osman Jewelry from Duisburg, creations by Sissi Gaulty, Margot Shenai and much more. Catch up with old and new friends while shopping, relaxing in the cafe with food and drink, or watching the great diversity of dance acts performed on the foyer stage. Or grab a free workshop!


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10 November 14u. Acroyoga

Free workshop by Mar Gonzalez

AcroYoga combines the spiritual exercises of yoga with the dynamic power of acrobatics. Stability and surrender, playfulness and trust are all involved. Helps to make different connections in your mind and body.

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