Shimmy Shake Festival 2020

6 | 7 | 8 November, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Thé international Fusion and Tribal Belly Dance Festival goes Dutch!

Holland’s finest Fusion and Tribal Belly Dance Shows and workshops & streaming workshops by Vesna & Nakari


Corona rules the roost these days… But we’re glad to announce: SHIMMY SHAKE FESTIVAL 2020 WILL GO ON!

For the seventh edition of the Shimmy Shake Festival we have a new location! We are very pleased to welcome you into the beautiful TR Witte de With theatre Rotterdam, and that we join the community in this cultural hotspot. 

Our international guests can’t come this year due to Covid 19, but we take this chance to celebrate great Dutch dancers. Shimmy Shake 2020 has become the daringly Dutch edition. Thanks to the Shimmy Shake coaching project of the last 13 years (yes!) we have some of the best dancers in Europe, great and not to be missed. 

Our shows and workshop program will take place, this year in hybrid style: live and via Zoom.

ATS Wüstenrose Style by Nakari and Glam Tribal Choreo by Vesna will be taught by them from their own studio. You can watch them live on a large screen and participate at TR Witte de With. All other workshops will be given at the theatre with teacher present. There’s enough space at the TR Witte de With to keep 1,5 meter distance from each other (with a maximum of 20 dancers). If you prefer to stay at home, you can buy a livestream ticket and tune in via Zoom. The total amount of places will be strictly limited, to allow productive feedback.


Saturday November 7th we will delight you with a Gala Show full of top Dutch Talent. Performed live twice at 20:00 and 22:00 at TR Witte de With theatre. Sunday November 8th Shimmy Shake Festival presents a variety of Fusion and Tribal Bellydancers in the Matinée Mash-Up. Performed live at 16:30 at TR Witte de With theatre. Please note, the capacity of both shows is very limited. So be quick to score your place!

If you can’t make it to be part of the excitement in the theatre: the Gala Show and Matinée Mash-Up will be live streamed as well!


We are still looking for ways to organise some surprises in the Witte de With street, so keep your eyes on our Facebook and website!

Please note: we have done our absolute best to give you the true festival experience whilst being completely safe. The festival will take place strictly following the guidelines of the RIVM Covid-19 protocol. Read our house rules and cancellation policy for more information.

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