Dance4SWAY presents Shimmy

PHOTO BY G, MARK LEWIS. Switchback Belly Dance.

Memorizing Choreography, Electrifying Presence, Serpentine Grace, Mystifying Layering, Exquisite Technique, Rhythmic Precision, Artful Creativity translates into Belly Dance Sensation – Mesmera who will be joining belly dance, Bollywood, samba, jazz dancers and drummers at Dance4SWAY Presents SHIMMY in the Magnolia Theater in the Lincoln Center on Saturday August 25th and Sunday August 26, 2018. Tickets are available at  

PHOTO BY G, MARK LEWIS. Natalie Yount.

Due to public demand they have expanded to host an additional matinee show on Sunday titled SHIMMY Presents: Shake (as in belly dance), Rattle (as in djembe drummers) & Roll (as in juggling on a unicycle) on Sunday August 26 starting at 4:00 in the afternoon.  

100% of Sunday’s event proceeds go to Alternatives to Violence of Loveland. Alternatives to Violence is a non-profit serving Southern Larimer County with a Safehouse, and victim’s rights advocates. They service any victim of violent crime and specialize in domestic violence and sexual assault.

In addition to the 2 SHIMMY dance events they are also offering Belly Dance workshops in the Columbine Room at the Lincoln Center on Saturday August 25th and Sunday August 26th. On Saturday they feature Belly Dance Legend – Mesmera joining us from Los Angeles with “Trembling with Excitement” belly dance workshop.  This workshop will assist you in taking your Shimmy to new ecstatic levels! The fee is $35.00 (early bird fee good until Monday August 20 2018, after that date the fees goes up to $40.00)

Local belly dance teachers from Switchback Belly Dance will conduct a workshop on Saturday titled “Choose Your Own Adventure” which will transform your stage presence to create the maximum “WOW” factor. This workshop is $35.00 (goes up to $40.00 on August 20 2018). Bring a notebook and pen, cold water will be provided. Tickets for the workshops are available at

PHOTO BY G, MARK LEWIS. Jocelyn Trevaskis.

On Sunday there will be a very special experience when Mesmera conducts her “Rags Gitana- Fire And Spice” workshop on stage in the Magnolia Theatre. This workshop is a fiery blend of Spanish Gypsy styling with the sensual precision of Belly Dance! It is limited to 30 dancers on stage. Wear a full skirt, bring a shawl and fan if possible.  Fans will be available to borrow or buy in class from Mesmera. Tickets for this workshop are available at

In order to expand the reach and for more dancers to enjoy this special workshop there will be a special opportunity to sit in the audience of the Magnolia Theatre and watch this workshop for only $5.00. If you take advantage of this special viewing opportunity discount tickets for the Sunday Matinee event – SHIMMY PRESENTS SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL will be available for an additional $5.00.  Tickets for the workshop viewing and the addition to the Sunday afternoon performance are only available at  

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