Yasmina's Hafla
     January 14, 2017, 7:30 PM ($10/person)
     CI Beaver Hall, Beavercreek, OH

Bronwen's Hafla

     March 18, 2017, 7-10 PM ($5/person)

     Day Yoga Studio, Dayton, OH

Jewish Cultural Festival

     June 11, 2017, 4:45-5:20 PM (outside)

     Temple Israel, Dayton, OH  

Kira's Hafla
     June 17, 2017, 5:30-10:30 PM ($5/person)
     St. Leonard's, Centerville, OH

Blue's Mews Siamese Cat Rescue adoption event
     June 25, 2017, 2-2:30 PM  (donations go to BMSCR)
     Pet Supplies Plus, Beavercreek, OH

Luv4K9s charity event
     August 11, 2017, 7:00 PM
     Dayton Dance Centre, Miamisburg, OH

Sweet Corn Festival

     August 19-20, 2017,

     4 PM (Sat) and 4 PM (Sun)

     Community Park East, Fairborn, OH

Bronwen's Hafla
     Fall TBA, 2017, 7-10 PM ($5/person)
     Day Yoga Studio, Dayton, OH

Sophia's Belly Dance Studio

The Shimmy Cats

Belly Dance Troupe

Sophia's Belly Dance Studio © All rights reserved.


The Shimmy Cats is a performing troupe specializing in Egyptian & Turkish style cabaret belly dance.  They feature many of their own choreographies and enjoy sharing the dance.  Please ask to hire The Shimmy Cats for your event or festival. 

  • Troupe Members: Sophia, Amata, and Roxana are the principal dancers of The Shimmy Cats. 
  • Student Opportunities:  Occasionally, Sophia asks select students to join in performances around the Dayton area.  Since Sophia is a Shimmy Cat, she calls her performing students the Shimmy Kittens.
  • Performance Venues:  The Shimmy Cats perform for the belly dance community at haflas and appear for the general public at local festivals.  You are welcome to attend most of these events.