Bellydancers shimmy and shake; aim to help put an end to domestic violence
They'll be doning chalwars* for charity. On September 19th, 2012 a stellar line-up of bellydancers will take part in the city's first Shimmy Showdown. The event is being hosted by the Dixon Transition Society to raise money for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
At Vancouver's elegant Heritage Hall, the evening will feature back-to-back performances by an array of internationally recognized bellydancers including the Johara Dancers, Maki and the Ala Nar troupe. The Shimmy Showdown will also feature a silent auction, raffle, and a 50/50 draw.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Dixon Transition House, a ten-bed facility that provides safe housing and support to women and children fleeing domestic violence. Last year, 258 victims of abuse accessed this program, over half of them children; during the same time, 1577 women and children were turned away due to lack of space. Please come show your support!
* Chalwars are pantaloons sometimes worn by performers. Learn more about the art of bellydancing at our event!
Purchase Tickets here - http://dixonsociety.ca/events or call 604-433-4191