On Saturday, May 11, metro Atlanta dancers will once again combine forces to participate in the worldwide Shimmy Mob, a flash mob event now in its third year. Participants must register online before April 5 at www.shimmymob.com.
Shimmy Mob brings raqs communities together to support local women's and children's shelters, celebrate World Belly Dance Day, and help bring our art form to the general public. Atlanta's Shimmy Mob will be at the Buckhead Arts Festival this year - a bustling, welcoming site.
Once you register, you'll receive a “Shimmy Mob Kit,” which includes links to online videos of the choreography breakdown and a Shimmy Mob T-shirt to wear on the day of the event. You'll need to learn the choreography (this year's choreography is by Bozenka!), either on your own with the videos or at a free class -- there are several local instructors offering classes.
Atlanta Shimmy Mob team leader Lacy Perry will be teaching the choreography in free classes to registered throughout April in Johns Creek/Alpharetta. The final rehearsal (required) will be held at PasoFino in Sandy Springs on Saturday, May 4. Times TBD.