2017-05-10 / News

Berkeley Springs Shimmy Mob


2016 Shimmy Mob Team - front row: Emilee Whitley and Angela Petry. In the background: Jane McCloud, Jan Weinberg and Susan Lothers. photo by Bob Wurster 2016 Shimmy Mob Team - front row: Emilee Whitley and Angela Petry. In the background: Jane McCloud, Jan Weinberg and Susan Lothers. photo by Bob Wurster A team of belly dancers will perform in Berkeley Springs on Saturday, May 13 as part of Shimmy Mob and World Belly Dance Day.

Shimmy Mob is an international dance event that includes over 2,100 dancers in 172 cities around the globe. The objective of the event is to raise funds and awareness for domestic abuse survivors.

The Berkeley Springs Shimmy Mob team is led by Bellysima Bellydance instructor Angela Petry.

The Team will perform at 12:30 p.m. at the Master Gardeners Plant Fair in Berkeley Springs State Park, 1:30 p.m. at Give Purrs a Chance, 2:30 p.m. at the Morgan County Courthouse, and 3:30 p.m. at the BlackCat Music Shop.

This is the fifth year in a row that the team has participated in the charity dance event.

A new addition to this year’s event is the Tri-State Ukeclectic Orchestra. The orchestra will be joining the dance team at three of their performances, as well as playing at venues around the town in between.

The dancers are raising funds for Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future, a local nonprofit that provides financial, emotional and life skills assistance to survivors of domestic violence.

The group has been practicing their routine for weeks and will appear in the signature Shimmy Mob T-Shirt.

Over the past four years, the team has raised over $10,000 in individual and business sponsorships. Donations can be made at the Morgan County Public Library, at Travel Berkeley Springs or at any of the performance venues.

Sponsors for the 2017 Team include: American Legion Post 60, American Legion Auxiliary, Ben’s Plumbing, Berkeley Springs Bridge Club, Berkeley Springs Memories, Black Dog Coffee, BuddyLou’s, Clark’s, CNB Bank, Community Garden Market, Bob’s Tires, Equine Solutions, FAST, Hunter’s Hardware, Itty Bitty Global Gift Shop, Lone Wolf Tobacco Plus, MAC Ice House, Miramar’s Dance Arabesque, Mountain Laurel, The Naked Olive, Rita Renee’s Spa, Riverbend Family Medicine, Skeeter’s Autobody, Star Theatre, State Farm, Tejase Yoga and Massage, Weaver’s Painting and Staining.

For more information call 304-995-5832.

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