Monday, November 30, 2009

Shimmy Showcase Sunday

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 I-CANDY COFFEE in Long Beach (1708 E. Broadway -- 562-437-3785).

Below is our upcoming schedule for the next several Sundays at the I-Candy Coffee 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.


December 6: Saviya celebrates her birthday month by presenting “Gypsy Fire” with guest dancer (and fellow Sagitarian) Jheri and her troupe JJ & the Habibis. Come join this kumpania of lovely dancers in celebrating Saviya’s and JJ’s birthdays. Shimmyshowcase will provide birthday cake and Rom-inspired Gypsy dances to the delight of all.

December 13: As the holiday season gets into full swing, Xandra welcomes duo Raks Bahlam and trio Kalista, Azira, and Tahira. Adding to the fun will be male dancer Siraj. These dancers will share their seasonal good will with the wonderful patrons of I-Candy as only belly dancers can do--through shimmies and undulations.

December 20: Another great Shimmyshowcase year closes out with Alexiis bringing you the always-popular Mid-Winter’s Dream Shimmyshowcase. Guest Dancers Rachel, Kalila, Sarah, and IrinaXara will express their seasonal or holiday dreams in the form of dance. Please join us for this year-end celebration of the holidays in dance!

December 27: DARK

January 3: DARK (Happy New Year!)

January 10: As the new year gets underway, and the cheerful goodwill of the recently ended holiday season fades, Shimmyshowcase returns to I-Candy Coffee with an apropos theme-- Post Holiday Blues! Coordinator Saviya and guest dancers Kamar and Meryem Vani will enthrall with their creative coupling of Blues music to bellydancing. So, if you’re feeling a little down after all the year end parties and gatherings and dreading the bills that follow, come on down to I-Candy Coffee and treat yourself to some mighty fine dancing to some great American style music! Dancers who would like to perform for this evening are encouraged to contact us at as we expect spots to fill up fast!

January 17: Xandra is excited because Elan returns to I-Candy Coffee for our first Shimmyshowcase of 2010 with LIVE MUSIC! Rico & Marguerite of Elan will delight both dancers and audience alike with their exquisitely played and sung arrangements of middle eastern music, interspersed with some blues and standards during the breaks. Dancers who would like to perform with Elan are invited to contact us at for a performance spot!

January 24: Coordinator Abraiha presents guest dancers May, Ana, Constance, and Akiko from Dance Garden.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please allow time for parking to avoid missing any of the fun. Since street parking around I-Candy Coffee is scarce, we recommend you try the perimeter of Bixby park located two blocks west of I-Candy Coffee at Broadway and Cherry. Please try to arrive before 7:00 PM (earlier if you’re a performer!) as we try not to start the show until everyone has settled with a tasty beverage.

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

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