Shimmy Flash Mob
Our primary objective is to raise donations and awareness. Funds raised via Shimmy Mob are donated to shelters for abused women and children, worldwide. In Victoria, we are proud to assist the Cridge Centre. We will be creating a variety of fundraising events leading up to this project and would appreciate any support you are willing to give.
Our secondary objective is to produce a flash mob type event formed by dancers and non-dancers, performing a choreographed medley of belly dance styles. No experience is needed.
The Shimmy Mob performances take place on World Bellydance Day and serve to promote the dance, participating dance teachers and schools offering free related events happening in the local participating areas.The event is pre-arranged at officially pre-authorized locations at specific times.
The Cridge Transition House is a safe place for women with or without children who are escaping violence or abuse in their homes. Abuse can be emotional, psychological or physical.
The Cridge Centre for the Family is western Canada’s oldest registered non-profit society and is proud of its rich history.
Our founders Bishop Edward Cridge and his wife Mary, outstanding pioneers of Victoria, came to Victoria as Chaplain of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1855. The Bishop opened Christ Church, the first Anglican church in B.C., and later becoming its Dean. In 1874, with a large number of Victoria pioneers, he formed The Church of Our Lord, which opened its doors in January 1876, Cridge having become a bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church.
The team leader, Bunny Keo is a talented dancer, performer and instructor who donates a large amount of her time to this project and assisting performers as much as they need. We are truly lucky to have her talent, time, and energy! Check out her dance videos under the instructor profile.