Friday, July 29, 2011

Shimmy Showcase Sunday

July 31—Shimmyshowcase coordinator Jannah presents the perfect summer theme on this night--“Fun and Fantasy.” Get ready for an evening of imagination run wild as Dalilah, Rebecca, Bathsheba, Hatari Uzuri, and Siraj unleash their favorite fantasies in dance! This will be a great showcase you won’t want to miss, so please be sure to join us 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 September 11 and 18! 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! As further incentive, there is a 10% off coupon below good on any I-Candy food or beverage on Shimmyshowcase nights.

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


August 7 -- Saviya and the Shimmyshowcase team are pleased to welcome that ever-popular bellydance troupe JJ & the Habibis, led by the beautiful and delightful JJ! Please join us for an evening of incredible fun and great dancing or you’ll regret you missed it!

August 14 -- Your coordinator for this Shimmyshowcase is the lovely Abraiha who welcomes Nadirah, Reina Masa, and Paquita to I-Candy’s magic carpet. Please be sure to join us on this August 14 evening for another wonderful evening of bellydancing and camaraderie because next Sunday we’re taking a break!

August 21 -- NO SHIMMYSHOWCASE! Your Shimmyshowcase coordinators are taking this evening off; however, we highly recommend this alternative— “The Magic of John Bilezikjian” at the La Mirada Theater. Details may be found at

August 28 – The Shimmyshowcase team is proud and delighted to bring you a special treat—Shimmyshowcase founder Katerina will be guest coordinator with LIVE MUSIC by Saf Mavi. Katerina’s troupe Kabuki Dolls will perform. Note we’re starting extra-early for this showcase only--at 5:00 p.m. Be sure to mark your calendar as this will be one Shimmyshowcase you won’t want to miss!

September 4—No Shimmyshowcase this weekend as we’re celebrating Labor Day.

September 11 – On this tenth anniversary of 9-11, Shimmyshowcase presents “In Memoriam.” This will be a program of reflection and remembrance dedicated to those who have impacted our lives. Coordinator Xandra has invited the exquisite Kamar to perform on this special evening and welcomes other dancers to honor loved ones or heroes lost. If you would like to be a part of this special Shimmyshowcase, please contact us at

September 18 – Back by popular request, Amber Ray presents the second annual Shimmyshowcase Reggae Night! It’s time once again to put on your mellow and enjoy a “natural high” to music and dance guaranteed to make you feel good. Dancers—if you’d like to be in on this act, please contact us at

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