A team of twenty local dancers will be flash mobbing around Berkeley Springs, West Virginia on Saturday, May 10, 2014 as part of Shimmy Mob, an international charity dance event.
The group, led by Morgan County Bellysima Bellydance instructor Angela Petry, will be shimmying around Berkeley Springs from 12 noon to 4 pm.
The team will first be performing at noon at the Master Gardener’s Plant Fair in Berkeley Springs State Park.
They will then move on to other Berkeley Springs locations, dancing on sidewalks and outdoor spaces around the town.
In addition to raising awareness about bellydance as an artform and exercise, the dancers will be raising funds for Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future, a local non profit that provides financial, emotional and life skills assistance to survivors of domestic violence.
Last year, the group raised $2800.
Dancers are securing individual sponsors and local business sponsors. The goal is to surpass last year’s efforts.
Business donors so far this year include Berkeley Springs Memories, Bridge Club of Berkeley Springs, Community Garden Market, Earth Dog Cafe, The Gypsy’s Shop, Herb’s Quality Used Cars and Trucks, MAC Ice House, Lunar Herbs, Mountainside Restaurant, Portals, River Bend Family Medicine, Tari’s Cafe, Veteran’s Paving and Wilkes Street Wine Shop.
In addition to Petry, dancers participating in the event include: Bibi Hahn, Crissalee McGinnis, Dale Wurster, Dalene Middlekauf, Donna Crocker, Donna Mays, Jan Weinberg, Jane McCloud, Jen Olinger, Julie Whitley, Emily Whitley, Kim Shipley, Kim Weaver, Lara Glory, Mellany Dietrich, Peace Blossom White, Rhea Pennella, Susan Lothers, Susan Webster and Tina Badley.