A team of belly dancers will perform on the streets of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia on Saturday May 11, 2019 as part of Shimmy Mob and World Belly Dance Day.
Shimmy Mob is an international dance event that includes over 2,000 dancers in 183 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 Shimmy Mob team will perform on May 11, 2019 at the following times and locations: 12:00pm at the Master Gardeners Plant Fair in Berkeley Springs State Park, 1:00pm Town of Bath surprise location, 2pm Morgan County Courthouse, 3:00pm at Buddy Lou’s in Hancock MD.
This is the seventh year in a row that the team has participated in the charity dance event.
The dancers are 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.
The group has been practicing their routine for weeks and will appear in the signature Shimmy Mob T-Shirt, the color of which remains a surprise until May 11.
Over the past six years, the local Shimmy Mob team has raised over $20,000 from individual and business donations for Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future.
Donations can be made in person, at the Morgan County Public Library, at Travel Berkeley Springs or at any of the performance venues on May 11.
Donations can made online by visiting SteppingStonesMorganCounty.org and clicking the ‘Donate’ button.
Individuals and businesses interested in donating may call 304-995-5832 for more information.