For the past 10 years, on World Bellydance Day (the second Saturday in May), teams of belly dancers around the world dance a Shimmy Mob, a belly dance flash mob held annualy to raise awareness of domestic abuse.
This is a fun event, held for a good cause.
Feel good about yourself by helping others. We need dancers, dance teachers, dance schools, sponsors and volunteers. Make a difference; registrations for 2021 will open in late 2020!
The inaugural Shimmy Mob was held on May 1st, 2011. Sabeya, the founder of Shimmy Mob, intended to hold the event one time only, as a fund raiser for local women's shelters. The response to the event was unanimous: do it again.
The movement continues to grow and participants continue to come back every year. When registration opens, we will post it on the Shimmy Mob Facebook page and on this site.
Shimmy Mob supports victims of abuse, and the shelters and similar organizations in participating local areas, by promoting awareness and furthering the cause.
We encourage participating cities to create fundraising events during the month of May and to donate directly to the local shelters.
Participating communities receive a free listing of local belly dance-related events leading up to World Bellydance Day, on the Shimmy Mob website events page. We encourage all participants to make these events by donation and give the funds raised to the designated charities in their area.
We are grateful for all the supporters of this project. We thank you for your donations, the use of locations for rehearsals and performances, the fundraising contest prizes, and more. In return, Shimmy Mob is pleased to provide free advertising on the Shimmy Mob website for one full year (or longer), depending on the sponsorship level.
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I was so happy to be a part of Shimmy Mob again this year! Our leaders were amazing with all of their organization and teaching skills.Karen C.
Today I danced with a group Shimmy Mob. It was Amazing!Shirla W.
It felt so good to dance for such a worthy cause and I met and made some new dance friends along the way.Barbara B.