Friday, June 24, 2011

Shimmy Showcase Sunday

June 26 --Xandra presents two ATS Troupes, Mariposa and Elixira making their Shimmyshowcase debut and welcomes two Shimmyshowcase favorites-- Tehani and Meryem Vani. These wonderful dancers are sure to delight and enchant all who come to watch this program, so be sure you don’t miss it. Remember—showcase now begins at 6:00 p.m. See you at I-Candy!

Note—N405-W22 (7th St) transition is closed for construction, so folks who normally take that route please take note and allow enough time for an alternate route!

Calling All Dancers—We have dancer openings on July 17 with Saviya and July 24 with Ilana! Please read below for details and contact us at if you’d like to perform.

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!

SHIMMY SHOWCASE at I-Candy Coffee begins at 6:00 p.m. I-Candy is located in Long Beach at 1708 E. Broadway; 562-437-3785.

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 east of I-Candy Coffee at Broadway and Cherry. We appreciate your arrival 15 minutes before show time (earlier if you’re a performer!) so you can get your refreshments and grab a seat and allow us to begin promptly at the scheduled time.

Below is our upcoming schedule for the next several Sundays. If you are a dancer interested in performing at an upcoming showcase, please read on to see which showcases have openings and then send an email with your preference to


JULY 3—NO SHIMMYSHOWCASE (Independence Day weekend)

July 10 -- Amber Ray will be your coordinator for this Shimmyshowcase, and she welcomes the beautiful Jessica and IrinaXara, and the dashing Siraj. What’s more, her Om Sister (and new mom!) Ilana returns to take a turn on the magic carpet. We know you will enjoy this program, with such superb performers, and hope you can join us for an evening of great belly and middle eastern inspired dance.

July 17 – Saviya returns for another evening of Shimmyshowcase fun, and she welcomes Apadana and Janelle for their first time appearance on our magic carpet. This program is wide open to any middle eastern style or middle eastern-inspired style, so if any other dancers would like to Shimmy with Saviya, please contact us at

July 24 – If you would like to dance with coordinator Ilana for this Shimmyshowcase, please contact us at

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