Shimmy-Licious is Back!!
Shimmy-Licious is our end of year Sitara Dance showcase with invited guest groups and Eastern Roses performances! It has a beautiful Arabian setting of camels, palm trees, pyramids and drapes. There is plenty of seating for everyone, and feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks to enjoy throughout the evening as there are no bar facilities available at our new venue, Hawkwell Village Hall.
You will be treated to a night of captivating performances. There will be a huge variety of different belly dance styles and really is there is something for everyone.
Expect exhilarating choreography, gorgeous costumes, breath taking performances and an evening that you will never forget!
Performance slots are by invite only and include Eastern Roses and Sitara Dance students, as well as guest groups from the local and surrounding areas.
The current line up of guest groups is as follows:
Benazir are based in Harold Hill and the group is run by Rosie Flint.
Benazir have been performing their eclectic mix of dances in and around the area for over ten years. Rosie's performances are always extremely creative, inspiring, and very entertaining indeed!
Rosie's students enjoy getting into character and are well known for embracing the theme!
Expect a dance full of character and fun!
FRAGRANCE OF THE EAST
Fragrance of the East are run by Deniz Taylor who is a profressional bellydancer specialising in Turkish, Egyptian, and Tribal styles.
Deniz and Fragrance of the East performed in Sitara's first full length theatre show 'Bellydance Odyssey - The Quest for the Precious Stone' and have also organised and performed in their own theatre show in 2019 'On The Silk Road'.
LYN BYWATER & MERBELLSEA
Lyn has been teaching and performing Belly dance for many years. She has a wealth of experience and has studied with JWAAD. Lyn has travelled to Egypt many times to expand her knowledge and culture of the dance.
She describes Belly Dance as ‘one of the most feminine of dances that a woman can do’. Lyn is delightful dancer and beautifully creative. She will also be performing with her group Merbellsea.
Lyn is dedicated and passionate in everything she does. She was also our stage manager for the ‘Bellydance through the Looking Glass' Show at the Civic Theatre in November 2018.
LORRAINE PENDLETON of BELLYDANZA
Lorraine Pendleton runs the group Bellydanza and has classes in Sudbury and Earls Colne. Lorraine's performances are always entertaining and full of joy. Expect beautiful costumes, plenty of smiles and glamour and well thought out choreographies that are an absolute joy to watch.
Bellydanza also appeared as guest performers in Sitara Dance's most recent Theatre Production 'Bellydance Through the Looking Glass'.
NICOLA SNOW & LIGHT OF THE NILE
Nicola is part of the Bellydanza collective and also a teacher in her own right. She has performed many times at various Shimmy-Licious events with her groups, as well as being part of Sitara's third theatre show 'Bellydance Through the Looking Glass'.
This will be Light of the Nile's first appearance at Shimmy-Licious so we are very much looking forward to experiencing a fun and exciting performance from them.
SCHEDULE & TICKETS
8.00pm; Doors open
8.30pm: Cabaret Show with Sitara Dance students, Eastern Roses & Guest Group performances
10.45pm Disco & freestyle dancing until 11.30pm
Advance Ticket: £11.50 (available direct from Sitara in class, or CONTACT SITARA to purchase)
Bring your family and friends to this glittering event as this unique evening is suitable for all ages. May the magic of bellydance bring joy to your soul!