Shimmy Dreams
                     by Samira Dawn
                                   Samira Dawn


" Inspiring the Dancer Within "



S
himmy Dreams Belly Dance Studio located at 1018 C. Almanor Ln. Lafayette California- Right in the heart of the East Bay.

Shimmy Dreams offers:


Weekly belly dance classes for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students, Ladies night out events, Birthday parties , Troupe experiences and Workshops.


Come get fit, feel and have fun in a supportive and encouraging environment.



Belly Dance is a full body workout that tones the abs, waist, arms, legs, thighs, and glutes. Shimmy Dreams offers Egyptian and Turkish style Belly Dance classes. We have a professional and multilevel troupe of dancers to perform at local events. We also offer performance and workshop opportunities.




 Belly Dance instructor and professional dancer, Samira Dawn has been a fitness professional and Bellydancer for over a decade. She has performed Belly Dancing at numerous of events in the San Francisco Bay Area and Has been a regular featured belly dancer at 11 Morroccan style restaurants throughout the S.F. East Bay.


Samira is known as an energetic and elegant dancer who infuses her dance with abundant personality, energy, beauty, and lyric passion.


 Her performance style is termed "Modern Cabaret" which is deeply rooted in the dance traditions of various Middle Eastern countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Urban Egypt.

 Samira now shares her joy for  belly dance both by teaching regular scheduled classes at...
" Shimmy Dreams Belly Dance Studio "
 1018 C. Almanor Ln.  Lafayette , California 


Come in for a belly dancing class now!

For class times, prices and special events click on the links at the top of the page.


 Samira Dawn's extensive experience in teaching and performing will help reveal your...


      "Inner Dream Dancer"


***Upcoming Special Events at Shimmy Dreams***
Scroll down for workshop prices and purchase at the bottom of the page:
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Special Guest Instructors Coming To Shimmy Dreams...



Tuesday June 24- Special Guest Instructor- the amazing Fernanda Zahara- Award winning East Bay dancer with a  Saucy and Sexy Style


Wednesday June 25-Guest Instructor-Khalilah Samah-2013 Belly Dancer of the Year Solo 1st place Winner!!Learn Egyptian Belly Dance from this fabulous dancer

These guest instructors will be teaching during regular class times.

Upcoming Guest instructor in August-Surreya Hada- Amazing Double Sword performer and member of Dangerous Beauties.


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Come support Shimmy Dreams Troupe and watch Fabulous East Bay Belly Dance Performers-Saturday August 2nd-11:00 on the main stage at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium


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Cymbals & Live Percussion Workshop by Ling Shein & Mark Bell of Helm
Saturday September 13- 2:00-4:00
$40 early bird rate before August 1
$45 prepaid before the workshop
$50 at the door

 Ling Shein and Mark Bell are East Bay Musicians who have played all over the Nation and frequently play for dancers in the East Bay at locations like the El Morrocco restaurant in Pleasant Hill and Rakkasah Festival. Workshop description:

Learn an original choreography by Ling Shien to the folk song Hosanni Oo
including finger cymbal patterns. We will be concentrating on the two
rhythms in the song, sai'di and fellahi. The last half hour of this two
hour workshop will give you a chance to drill these two rhythms to live
drumming with Mark Bell.

Ling will be teach cymbal patterns accompanied by Mark on the drum for 1&1/2 hours followed by a live music/dance opportunity.


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Upcoming ladies night outs and Solo performances in the fall to be announced soon....