For the past eight years, on the second Saturday in May (World Bellydance Day), teams of belly dancers around the world dance a Shimmy Mob, a belly dance flash mob held annualy in support of victims of abuse worldwide.
We need your help. There are so many ways that you can be involved. We need dancers, dance teachers, dance schools, sponsors and volunteers. Learn more by visiting the FAQ section of our website.
This is a fun event, held for a good cause. Feel good about yourself by helping others. Join us!
Shimmy Mob supports victims of abuse, and the shelters and similar organizations in participating local areas, by promoting awareness and furthering the cause. The Sydney Team will be announcing their chosen local charity in the coming weeks - so stay tuned!
Performance locations will be announced in due course.
Everyone is welcome to participate. We have women, men and children join us every year. Anyone who wants to be part of this event in any capacity and has officially registered can participate. You don't have to be a dancer to be involved. The dance is easily adaptable to less experienced dancers and we have a new, super easy dance option for those who have never danced before.
Each dancer that participates in the Shimmy Mob performance MUST be registered through www.shimmymob.com and order the Shimmy Mob t-shirt. When you complete your registration, you gain access to the choreography instruction and breakdown. You will need to learn the dance, attend rehearsals as scheduled by your Team Leader and then perform on the Shimmy Mob designated event date.
To make it accessible to as many people as possible, we try to make the choreography fun and easy to learn. We have added a second choreo that non-dancers should be able to learn and then particpate as a group
Shimmy Mob is easily identifiable as all the dancers in the group wear the official Shimmy Mob t-shirt (it includes the shimmymob.com URL). Note that the t-shirt is a different color every year; if you were part of a previous Shimmy Mob performance, your previous t-shirt will not work for the next event.
Registrations for the 2019 Shimmy Mob event close on Sunday, 31 March 2019, at midnight (PST). Cost is US$36 plus postage and handling.
You can also purchase a 'gift certificate' from the Shimmy Mob store and we will send the recipient the instructions of how to apply it to their registration.
If you have any questions - please message me - Jessica (Sydney Team Leader) from Shimmy Juju Bellydance - through the Facebook event page.