Friday, February 13, 2009

Shimmy Showcase Sunday

Abraiha brings you an evening of dazzling cabaret style belly dancing with May, Ana, Cayla, and Amar. These amazing dancers are worth driving through rain to see, so please come join the friendly folks at Coffee Haven, settle down with a hot beverage of your choice, and enjoy a sizzling performance this Sunday because next weekend we’ll be dark!


Everyone is invited to this cozy haven for a relaxing evening among friends. Select your favorite beverage, hot or cold, from an assortment of coffees, teas, smoothies or juice; add to that a tasty sandwich or pastry; and then seat yourself alongside our magic carpet to enjoy some really great dancing at NO cover charge!

The SHIMMY SHOWCASE begins at 7 p.m. at the COFFEE HAVEN in Long Beach (1708 E. Broadway -- 562-437-3785).

Below is our upcoming schedule for the next several Sundays at the Coffee Haven in Long Beach. If you are a dancer interested in performing at an upcoming showcase, please check out the schedule below for open dates and then email us at
with the dates on which you'd like to perform.


February 22: NO SHIMMYSHOWCASE! -- Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition (Long Beach)

March 1: Once again, Shimmyshowcase is honored to have Fernan Cobian’s Middle Eastern Ensemble ANSUZ with us playing fabulous live music. Coordinator Alexiis is putting together a fantastic program of American Tribal Style bellydance with Katerina, Sooz, Veronika, Mish'Ala, Estra, and Morgan. Mark your calendars and plan to join us at Coffee Haven for a great evening of music and dance entertainment!

March 8: Xandra is proud to present Yasmin, Devon, Hade, Jennelah, Tehani and Annakiya. These fabulous dancers are sure to delight you with their exquisite costumes, artistic flair and fabulous moves, so be sure to come join us for a wonderfully entertaining evening.

March 15: It’s party time again as Shimmyshowcase coordinator Saviya brings you a stellar cast of present and former coordinators – Alexiis, Katerina, Rebecca, Abraiha and Xandra joined by Sina, Brandi, May, and Meryem Vani to celebrate our 6th Anniversary. Have we really been going for six years? Be sure to come down to see your favorite dancers and join friends and fans for a fun evening of socializing and, of course, spectacular dancing.

March 22: Alexiis will be your coordinator for this first Sunday in Spring. She seeks the fey folk to join her on our magic carpet. Saahira, Sylvia, Saphira, Kalila, Morgan, Amber and Gaea will honor the living, growing excitement of the reawakening Gaia.

March 29: Once again, Shimmyshowcase is proud to present LIVE music by ANSUZ. Coordinator Saviya leads another dazzling array of dancers including Marlena, Taji, Kamar, Kashmir, and Akasha Starr. This is lining up to be a spectacular show that you WON’T want to miss!

April 5: Can we be so lucky—TWO weeks in a row of live music at Shimmyshowcase! Our fabulous band ANSUZ will again be playing, and Xandra has Annakiya, Victoria, and Samia ready to perform for you. We are still looking for another couple of dancers to perform to the wonderful music of Ansuz, so if you would like to be one of them, please email us at

April 12—DARK (Happy Easter!)

April 19: Lights, Camera, ACTION! Shimmyshowcase goes to the movies as Saviya invites you to join her for an evening of film-inspired bellydancing. Dancers pick your inspiration—old, new, romantic, comedy, horror. We encourage you to demonstrate your most innovative moves set to your favorite movie musical score or theme song. Richie and Reina have signed up, and a few other dancers have expressed interest, so email us at right away if you want to be part of this fun event.

April 26: Alexiis welcomes Shimmyshowcase’s fabulous musicians of ANSUZ for another evening of belly dancing to LIVE music. Dancers are invited to email us at if you’d like to perform with them!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please allow time for parking to avoid missing any of the fun, so be sure to be at the coffee house well before 7:00 PM. We try not to start the show until everyone has settled with a tasty beverage.

for additional information, please visit our website at:

We look forward to seeing you soon at the Sunday Shimmyshowcase!

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