Welcome to Shimmy for the Soul Belly Dance!

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"Shimmy for the Soul Belly Dance delivers great performances at Richmond Night Market! Their choreography and costumes always draw a crowd at our stage. We always welcome them back each year to perform with us!


Yina Qi
Firework Productions Ltd.
Richmond BC


"Shimmy for the Soul's beautiful costumes with the creative use of lights and movement completely captivate the audience." ~Julia - Surrey Night Market


"Exquisite costumes. Mesmerizing!" ~Aaron - A+ Stage Entertainment



About Shimmy for the Soul Classes:

Shimmy for the Soul has been accepting both new and experienced students throughout Langley and Surrey for several years and provides and a fun exciting environment to experience many different styles of Bellydance including the use of ‘epic’ props like silk veils, finger cymbals, swords, giant isis wings, fan veils, candles, canes and more.   Students also will have the option to experience performance opportunities throughout the lower mainland as they progress.



johnny reid cbc cultural days shimmy for the soulABOUT THE SHIMMY FOR THE SOUL TROUPE: SHIMMY FOR THE SOUL is one of the busiest belly dance troupes in the Lower Mainland inviting all ages and dance levels to celebrate the ancient art form of Dance Orienta through performing a variety of styles at major family friendly events throughout the Lower Mainland and beyond.  Some SFTS regular appearances include the Richmond Night Market since 2009, the International Summer Night Market since 2008, BC Renfest since 2007, the VANCOUVER PNE over the past few years and many, many more.  Known for their big shows, exciting props and diverse creative expression beyond the more limiting historical traditions of middle eastern dance, Shimmy for the Soul brings us together in the spirit of fun, celebrating the joy of life through introducing audiences of all ages to a unique interpretation of middle eastern dance.



Shimmy for the Soul is run by instructor / choreographer / creative director Nicole Marie Whitney who has been teaching for many years in the Lower Mainland [Vancouver BC Canada] and has studied and continues to study with a variety of teachers both locally and around the world. When not bellydancing Nicole runs the News for the Soul Radio Network ...



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SHIMMY FOR YOUR SOUL! Get the instant download version of our Shimmy for the Soul Vol 1 DVD in digital download format at iAmplify! Just click the buttons on the video widget below to find out more ...


Shimmy for the Soul is now available via instant download on iAmplify!!! http://tinyurl.com/nu9sbg




Whether you’ve shimmied before or you are brand new to the beautiful world of bellydance come and learn isolations and techniques along with a full original choreography which you will have the option to perform at future student events!     This experience is fun, healthy, transformational, life changing and a great gift for yourself or someone special.

"Through this magical practice I've lost over 70 pounds (so far!), dramatically revitalized my immune system, began un-aging and relocated my amazing feminine power and sexuality - and not only has it NOT been a struggle but the experience has been and continues the MOST inspired practice I've EVER experienced - it's unlike anything I've ever encountered before and should be experienced by every woman AT LEAST once!"!

Nicole Whitney, News for the Soul Broadcasting

Shimmy for the Soul is now available via instant download on iAmplify!!! http://tinyurl.com/nu9sbg


TESTIMONIAL - "Hey Nicole, I received your Belly Dancing DVD and enjoyed watching it very much!   You look fabulous!  In my opinion, you must have been a belly dancer in another lifetime. You are a great teacher!  You explain and demonstrate the movements very thoroughly...I will use the DVD to practice my snake arms, chest pops, ummies and figure eights (which you explained much better than my instructor) to name a few...Good for you in all you are doing.  One day, I will see you in action. - Love and Light, Marilyn"

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Nicole Whitney, Shimmy for the Soul - OLYMPICS 2010

Photo by Brendan Lally



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bullet  Practices
bullet  New DVDs / volumes of Shimmy for the Soul
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