Shimmy Mob Dancers to Perform May 14 in Berkeley Springs

A team of belly dancers will perform on the streets of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia on Saturday May 14, 2022 as part of Shimmy Mob and World Belly Dance Day.

The 2021 Berkeley Springs Shimmy Mob:  Carol Caflisch, Angela Petry (Team Leader), Kim Weaver, Melissa Davis, Laura Falcon, Jane McCloud, Dale Wurster, Susan Lothers, Deborah Colley, Wendy Gallant, Donna Damayanti, Bernie Herrmann, Dalene Middlekauff, Rhea Penella.

Shimmy Mob is an international dance event that includes thousands of dancers in hundreds of cities around the globe. 

The event raises awareness and funds 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 14, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. at the Morgan County Courthouse and at 1:45 p.m. at the Bringing in the May festival in Berkeley Springs State Park. 

Now in their 10th year, the Berkeley Springs Shimmy Mob team has raised over $30,000 for Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future, a local non-profit that provides financial, emotional and life skills assistance to survivors of domestic violence in Morgan County, West Virginia.

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 14.

Donations can be made in person at any of the performance venues on May 14.  

Donations can be made online by visiting Stepping Stones Morgan County and clicking the ‘Donate’ button.

Individuals and businesses interested in supporting the team may call 304-995-5832 for more information.

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