Shimmyshowcase 15th Anniversary Celebration March 17th, 2018

Shimmyshowcase 15th Anniversary Celebration March 17th, 2018
Imari, Eunza, Amber Ray, Saviya, Draca, Alexiis, Leon, Ilana, Suzanna, Christina Rizkallah


Now in its 17th year, Shimmyshowcase in Long Beach continues to provide a place where all dancers, regardless of proficiency, can perform in front of a warm, appreciative audience. Performers and guests alike keep returning for the temporary escape from the stress of everyday life into this relaxing and fun environment to explore and enjoy middle eastern inspired dance.

Shimmyshowcase encourages all dancers from beginners to seasoned performers to sign up and perform for us! For most up to date schedule and dancer opportunities, please email us at and we'll add you to our weekly email schedule.

We hope to see you soon at Shimmyshowcase at Viento y Agua Coffee House! For more info about Viento y Agua, go to

Saturday, June 20, 2020


SHIMMY SHOWCASE takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Viento y Agua Coffee House in Long Beach at 4007 East 4th Street; (562) 434-1182 


Shimmyshowcase Status Update as of June 20, 2020.

Los Angeles County is currently in Phase 3 of a four phase re-opening plan.  Under Phase 3, dining establishments are permitted to resume indoor use by customers provided that the business owner demonstrates compliance with LA County mandated infection control protocols (physical distancing, face coverings, sanitation, etc.).  While individual dining is permitted, the latest Health Dept. order continues to prohibit “all events and gatherings” (specifically indoor gatherings).  This suggests that the earliest possible time when we can resume Shimmyshowcase in an indoor environment will be when this limitation is removed.

I communicated with Bela, Viento y Agua owner, who confirmed that he is still open, although business is still low.  He doesn’t see any possibility of Shimmyshowcase returning before September.  At that time he will also make a decision as to Viento y Agua’s future.

I will keep you informed as I learn more.  Until then, stay safe!


Shimmyshowcase is suspended until further notice.


Additional sites of interest

Photos from January 18th, 2020 “Dance Around the World” Shimmyshowcase at

Video from January 19th, 2019 “Rock’n in the New Year” Shimmyshowcase:

 2019-01-19-Shimmy Showcase - Chris Laudermilk

Video from October 19th, 2019 “Shivershowcase

Video from November 17th, 2018 “Elements” Shimmyshowcase:

Photos from May 19 2018 “Under the Big Top” Shimmyshowcase:

Video from May 19 2018 “Under the Big Top” Shimmyshowcase:

Photos from March 17th 2018 “15th Anniversary” Shimmyshowcase by Chris Laudermilk:

Video from March 17th 2018 “15th Anniversary” Shimmyshowcase by Chris Laudermilk:

Videos from February 18, 2018 “Love is All you Need” Shimmyshowcase at

Photo Gallery from November 19, 2016 “Victorian Steampunk” Shimmyshowcase at

Videos from December 19, 2015 “Once Upon a Time” Shimmyshowcase at (part 1) (part 2)

Videos from February 21, 2015 “Photographing Fairies” Shimmyshowcase at

Chris Laudermilk’s  Shimmyshowcase photography gallery

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