Friday, October 28, 2011

Shimmy Showcase Sunday in Long Beach

October 30 -- This is the evening Viento y Agua becomes haunted as coordinator Ilana, assisted by guest dancers Meryem Vani, Draca, Tehani , Amber, and Reina perform routines that will give you thrills and chills at the annual “Shiver Showcase.” If you would like to have a scary good time, please be sure to join us for this always popular seasonal theme. Feel free to wear a costume—the scarier the better!

DANCERS—we have openings for December 4 with Abraiha! Please read below for details and contact us at if you’d like to perform.

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!

Everyone is invited 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 in the entertainment area to enjoy some really great dancing at NO cover charge!

SHIMMY SHOWCASE begins at 5:30 p.m. at Viento y Agua Coffee House in Long Beach at 4007 East 4th Street; 562-434-1182.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before show time (earlier if you’re a performer!), so you can first stop at the refreshment counter to get a delicious beverage and perhaps a light sandwich for dinner; then head for the show area and grab a seat so you don’t miss any of our great performers!

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


November 6 -- Shimmyshowcase invites you to ”Escape to the Future” as Xandra the Cyborg and her band of other-worldly beings, aka Zahir, Eve , Meryem Vani, Bella, and Saahira take you away from the trials and tribulations of life today into a world of Science Fiction and fantasy. We invite everyone to come attired as your favorite nerd, alien, ‘droid or intergalactic superhero to help set the mood and just have some great fun! This promises to be a totally delightful event, so be sure you don’t miss it!

November 13 -- 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.” Guest dancers Siraj, Tehani and Akasha Starr are guaranteed to make you feel good. Everyone else be sure you mark your calendars and head on down to Viento y Agua Coffee House on November 13 for an awesome show!

November 20 – Saviya presents Gypsy Magic with her troupe, Tribe Roman Morga and guest soloists. This Shimmyshowcase will be lively, colorful, perhaps a bit raucous and definitely a lot of fun so be sure to mark your calendars and join us at Viento y Agua as Shimmyshowcase goes to the gypsies!


December 4 – Abraiha returns to host her first Shimmyshowcase at Viento y Agua and seeks dancers who would like to perform! If you would like to dance in this wonderful new venue, please email for a performance spot!

for additional Shimmyshowcase information, please visit our Blog at

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