" Inspiring the Dancer Within "
Shimmy Dreams Belly Dance Studio located at 1018 C. Almanor Ln. Lafayette California- Right in the heart of the East Bay.
Shimmy Dreams offers:
Weekly belly dance classes for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students, Ladies night out events, Birthday parties , Troupe experiences and Workshops.
Come get fit, feel and have fun in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Belly Dance is a full body workout that tones the abs, waist, arms, legs, thighs, and glutes. Shimmy Dreams offers Egyptian and Turkish style Belly Dance classes. We have a professional and multilevel troupe of dancers to perform at local events. We also offer performance and workshop opportunities.
Belly Dance instructor and professional dancer, Samira Dawn has been a fitness professional and Bellydancer for over a decade. She has performed Belly Dancing at numerous of events in the San Francisco Bay Area and Has been a regular featured belly dancer at 11 Morroccan style restaurants throughout the S.F. East Bay.
Samira is known as an energetic and elegant dancer who infuses her dance with abundant personality, energy, beauty, and lyric passion.
Her performance style is termed "Modern Cabaret" which is deeply rooted in the dance traditions of various Middle Eastern countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Urban Egypt.
Samira now shares her joy for belly dance both by teaching regular scheduled classes at...
" Shimmy Dreams Belly Dance Studio "
1018 C. Almanor Ln. Lafayette , California
Come in for a belly dancing class now!
For class times, prices and special events click on the links at the top of the page.
Samira Dawn's extensive
experience in teaching and performing will help reveal your...
"Inner Dream Dancer"
***Upcoming Special Events at Shimmy Dreams***
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*LIve Music & Dance Practice Collaboration Event at** Shimmy Dreams-
$20 drop in- or regular class fee
Come enjoy practicing your dance skills to live taqsim music (slow music) by local musicians. This is a great opportunity to practice to live music in a low key environment. All levels encouraged to come.
Rakkasah Festival- the Biggest Belly Dance Festival In The Nation-
Friday March 16-Sunday March 18- workshops, belly dance performances on 2 stages all day, dozens of vendors.
Come support Shimmy Dreams perform on the big stage at 5:16 & Arabian Dreams on the Small stage at 6:00
Live Drum and Belly Dance Workshop with Samira Dawn and Drummer Brian Knutson
Wednesday night March 26-7:30-9:00
$30 before class-$35 at the door
Come learn how to belly dance to common drum rhythms played by drummers for dancers. Then learn part of a mini drum routine and practice it to live drumming by Brian
**Ladies Night Out Events- Wine Appetizers and Belly Dance
Saturday April 12- 7:00-9:00-
Friday June 6-7:30-9:30
Prepaid $20- at the door $25
Persian Dance Workshop with Hannah Romanowsky-
Sunday May 4- 12:00-2:00
$35 early bird rate before April 1
$40 prepaid before the workshop
$45 at the door
Come learn the beautiful art of Persian dance from this beautiful and talented instructor
Cymbals & Live Percussion Workshop by Ling Shein & Mark Bell of Helm
Sunday September 13- 2:00-4:00
$40 early bird rate before July 1
$45 prepaid before the workshop
$50 at the door
Ling Shein and Mark Bell are East Bany Musicians who have played all over the Nation and frequently play for dancers in the East Bay at locations like the El Morrocco restaurant in Pleasant Hill and Rakkasah Festival. Ling will be teach cymbal patterns accompanied by Mark on the drum for 1&1/2 hours followed by a live music/dance opportunity.