The Shimmy Sisters: A balance between heritage and innovation.


An inspiring, energetic show!

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Who are we? - The Shimmy Sisters are an Authentic Middle Eastern Duo with an eclectic Twist.
We are extraordinary professionals at creating experiences you'll always remember.
We are an entertaining, unique and crowd pleasing novety act for all ages and audiences!

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The question we are always asked: Yes. We are really Sisters.
We learned to dance from our mother. She belly danced throughout her entire pregnancy with us
(as was taught in the Middle East as a way to ease child birth) and still does.

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As VISIONARIES we understand the significance of adapting with clients visions and finding ways to fit into many themed shows, parties, and/or festivals. Our dance style holds true to the essence of belly dance, but
just as there are many sides to every person, there are many sides to our art.

Aside from our skills as dancers, we incorporate THEATRICS and a variety of impressive props and that uplift the senses.

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We perform with:
• fire tools • swords (which we balance on our heads and can light on fire)
• 5 foot snakes • isis wings • hoop dance
(including LED hoops)
• magic tricks
that catch people off guard
• musicians and DJ's

other more subtle ways of hypnotizing our audience and drawing them in.

We enjoy having many tricks up our sleeves so we can choose the ones most suitable for a particular event.

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We are INTERACTIVE. We make sure our viewers are a part of the experience! For birthday parties and weddings we makes sure to bring our celebrated person into the spotlight. For public shows we like to get everyone up dancing, playing an instrument or involved in some way.

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,,,,. Important stuff to know:

  • 100 % safety record
  • Full Performers Liability Insurance
  • Fire insurance
  • Outstanding talent
  • No stress or drama: You just relax and enjoy the show
  • Easy to work with!
  • Professional, Friendly, Reliable and Punctual.
  • Malleable to all crowds
  • Multifaceted
  • Creative
  • Expansive
  • Natural and Authentic: pesticide free ;)
  • Nomadic: we love to travel and tour.
  • Love to collaborate

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A few places we've performed:

Corporate events: Chopra Center. Qualcomm. Playboy Mansion...
Festivals: Wanderlust Music and Yoga Festival, Burning Man, SDSU Green Fest., Arabian Nights Sea Cruise...
Club Venues: San Diego : House of Blues San Diego, Voyeur, Club Sabbat...
Los Angelas: Whiskey a GoGo, Bar Sinister...
Las Vegas: Voodoo Lounge @ Rio, Cathouse @ Luxor ...

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Cool News:

• Check out Rapalaide: The rapping mermaid.

• Leilainia and Adelaide have created an amazing aquatic show that brings mermaid imagination into reality.


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• Adelaide and Sam of YogaSlackers have teamed up to teach and perform Hoop and AcroSlack.


• On June 1, 2010 we appeared on the session premier of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT ON NBC.

“I love this magical mystery tour, ” - Sharon Osbourne
“ I can’t wait to see you again.” -Howie Mandel

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• March 2010 Leilainia’s INSTRUCTIONAL Belly Dance DVD was released by Acacia. Titled
“Step by Step Belly Dance” sold internationally on Amazon, Best Buy and Barnes and Nobles.

• 2009 nomination for the 2009 San Diego Music Awards
(Danyavaad and the Shimmy Sisters Best World Band & Best World Album “March of the Gypsies”)

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• The Shimmy Sisters are featured in the new Performance DVD
"The Exotic Art Of Bellydance!"

Buy The DVD !

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"You and Adelaide are FANTASTIC and hands down the best dancers on the DVD!!! You're as flexible as a cobra, your choreography is fresh and exciting and you sisters were in PERFECT synchronically. You and Adelaide are highly skilled and talented. I am so proud of you! You both have personality and flare. Not one of those dancers have what you sisters have. Not a one..."- Sandra Catena Bellydance performer and instructor NYC.

• 2006 Award Winning Ultimate Troupe Hips Of Fury

• 2007 People's Choice Bellydancer of the Universe Troupe

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Contact: Gabriel : 619 347 9021