Shimmy, Shake, & Socialize 2018 is a 4-hour event which includes 6 mini classes in Bellydance Fusion, Bellydance Barre and Bellydance Cardio.

“SHAKE, SHIMMY AND SOCIALIZE Sometimes, you just feel like shaking it and it’s an added bonus when it can help you towards your fitness goals. Enter Shimmy, Shake and Socialize, a belly-dancing event featuring barre and cardio workouts, FREE parking, FREE vodka cocktails, FREE middle eastern appetizers and shopping with local vendors. The best part? The fun directly benefits Soroptimist International of Rittenhouse Square, an organization that assists women through education and economic empowerment. This is a four-hour event that features six mini workouts and takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood.” Thanks to for featuring the event!  

(ages 12 and up & FREE parking!)


May 10 Schedule: 

5:30pm – Doors Open

5:30-6pm – Shop & Socialize!

6-6:20pm – RaqiSa Barre

6:30-6:50pm – SharQui Workout

7-7:20pm – JBelly Burn

7:30pm-7:50pm -RaqiSa Barre

8-8:20pm – SharQui Workout

8:30pm-8:50pm -JBelly Burn

8:50-9:00pm Dance Circle

9-9:30pm: Shop & Socialize!

Stay for as long as you like, come and go as you please.


Oreet Jehassi Schwartz presenting SharQui – The bellydance workout®: Burn fat, learn bellydance and have a blast with this perfect marriage of bellydance and a cardio workout. It’s easy to follow and perfect for the cardio junkie! More info at

Janelle Issis (of So You Think You Can Dance) presenting JBelly Burn: Janelle’s signature JBelllyBurn fitness class is one of a kind! This workout is a fusion of classical bellydance, jazz, hip-hop and bollywood. You will learn a fusion choreography that you can take to the club! More info at

Soraya Doherty presenting RaqiSa Barre:  Tone, sculpt and chisel your entire body from top to toe with a fusion of barre moves inspired by bellydance. Try a new type of barre class! More info at




Along with shimmying and shaking, enjoy cocktail, munchies, shopping and socializing with local Philly vendors.  They are:

Golia Vodka

Nana’s Kitchen

Ruthie’s Eyes

Let’s Get Centered Massage

Beach Body

Beauty Counter


Color Street

Strut This




SharQui _ The bellydance workout®


(ages 12 and up & FREE parking!)