October 20th & 21st, 2018

Various locations in White River Junction, VT (walking distance)

REGISTRATION OPENS 1/1/2018 at 10:00 A.M.
More details to be posted shortly!



Performance Saturday 7 P.M. Show Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door 

Workshop Costs:$195 for the entire weekend (including show ticket), $25 per individual workshop.

First 8 registered workshop attendees receive a performance slot in the Shimmyathon Showcase.


Raq-On Dance Studio opens Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 A.M. for registration, shopping, and stretching.

Click here for a downloadable flyer & information packet


SATURDAY, October 20th, 2018

Shaabi w/Shamilar

Track 1: Saturday 10:45 AM-12:00 PM

Track 2: Saturday 12:15-1:30 PM

Fun Egyptian style street dance choreography.

BIO:Shalimar (Robin Kelsey) has been involved in Middle Eastern dance since 1974 as an accomplished performer, choreographer, and teacher. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to study with many notable instructors and has performed for many nightclubs, restaurants, and private parties.


Shalimar has taught the art of Middle Eastern dance since 1978.  She had mastered many styles of both cabaret and ethnic styles of dance, but her particular specialty is the traditional style of dance incorporating the extensive use of finger cymbals, strong abdominal work, isolations, and combinations.  She still bases her teaching on the strong fundamental element of the so-called traditional style, but she also enjoys incorporating a variety of current trends in Middle Eastern dance, such as fusion and the usage of props.For more information visit



Track 1: Saturday 12:15-1:30 PM

Track 2: Saturday 10:45-12:15 PM




 SUNDAY, October 22nd



Interested in teaching at future Shimmyathons?

Instructor applications are accepted via electronic submission (click here) only from July 1, 2018-August 1, 2018. Instructors are notified in September.