Monday, December 31, 2012

Shimmy Showcase in Long Beach Jan. 6

January 6, 2013 – SHIMMYSHOWCASE begins the new year with a trip to the Circus featuring special guestsMeredith Marie and Beach Bellies.  You won’t want to miss this spectacular program of bearded ladies, sword swallowers, animals and magicians from the amazing and creative “Cirque du Belly” program originally performed at CSULB last October.   Everyone loves a circus, and Xandra hopes you’ll come to Viento y Agua on this night to help her celebrate her birthday with the stupendously talented Beach Bellies of Long Beach!


Due to Viento y Agua ownership request, Shimmyshowcase will take place only one Sunday per month following our already scheduled performances on January 6, 13, and 20.  
As a result of this change, we will be modifying our program format to accommodate more dancers per program and reduce costume changes. 

  Given the popularity and uniqueness of Shimmyshowcase theme nights, we plan to have a theme for every monthly Shimmyshowcase beginning with in February.  To help you in planning your schedule, a TENTATIVE list of Shimmyshowcase programs from February through the end of 2013 is provided below. 

 DANCERS –please note that sign-ups for performance spots will not be accepted until one month before a scheduled showcase, due to the possibility of changes to scheduled dates.  We are providing the long range schedule to assist other bellydance showcase administrators in planning dates for their events.

We also encourage all Shimmyshowcase performers and fans to provide feedback!  We’re specifically interested in hearing from you as to what you did/didn’t like about past Shimmyshowcases and the Viento y Agua venue, as well as your thoughts about our new, reduced schedule and any recommendations you want to offer.  Rather than reply to this message, we ask you to please submit your comments to the Shimmyshowcase blog or  Facebook site.  (Read on down this message for URLs).

 TENTATIVE Shimmyshowcase schedule for rest of 2013:

January 13 – Amber returns to coordinate another Shimmyshowcase and welcomes Dalilah, Aleksia, Erica,and Tribal Revival!  We  know you will not want to miss these fabulous performers go through their moves, so be sure to mark your calendars and join us at Viento y Agua Coffee house.

January 20 – Your Shimmyshowcase coordinator for this evening is Ilana, and she is cooking up a special Shimmyshowcase for you because she will be taking a short leave of absence from us to prepare to become a mother again!   Please join us for a great evening of bellydancing with this amazing mom.  

February 24– Theme:  “Love”  (Draca/ Saviya coordinators) ~ Dancer sign-ups begin January 24

March 24– 10th ANNIVERSARY!  Theme:  “A Night at the Oscars” (special program arranged by Shimmyshowcase coordinators) ~ Dancer sign-ups begin February 24

April 21– Theme:  “Reggae”  (Amber Ray/ Draca coordinators) ~ Dancer sign-ups begin March 21

May 5– Theme:  “Cinco de Mayo” (Abraiha/ Xandra coordinators) ~ Dancer sign-ups begin April 5

June 23  – Theme:  “Steamy Cameos/Victorian Steampunk” (Saviya/ Draca coordinators) ~ Dancer sign-ups begin May 23

July 21– Theme:  “White Hot Bling” (Abraiha/ Xandra coordinators) ~ Dancer sign-ups begin June 21

August 18– Theme: To Be Determined (Amber/ Ilana coordinators) ~ Dancer sign-ups begin July 18

September 15   – Theme:  “Goth” (Draca-/Saviya coordinators) ~ Dancer sign-ups begin August 15

October 27 – Theme  “Shivershowcase” (Ilana/ Amber coordinators) ~ Dancer sign-ups begin September 27

November 17– Theme “Harvest Festival” (Abraiha/Xandra coordinators) ~ Dancer sign-ups begin October 17

December 15– Winter Holiday theme (Saviya/ Draca coordinators) ~ Dancer sign-ups begin November 15


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