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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Aaliyah Belly Dance & Friends present ShimmyMob Emotional Abuse Signs and Awareness Event

Dance Intercultural Physical activity & movement Youth & teens
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King West Village

Brockville, ON

Directions: We will be at the corner of John St. and King St. by the parkette.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.

Street performance


We use dance as the medium to bring attention to the issues surrounding emotional abuse. We will perform a flash mob style dance. Belly dance or Middle Eastern Dance is a wonderful dance form that enables a person to heal from trauma. Often, in abusive situations the abuser tries to make their victim shrink and become less than their full potential. We intentionally create an environment where making noise, being seen and reaching their fullest potential is not only acceptable but encouraged. Visitors will be invited to don a hip scarf and join us in the finale. Steps will be taught and fun will be had! Information regarding the signs and symptoms of emotional abuse will be available.



Aaliyah Belly Dance

Aaliyah Belly Dance is committed to education of the culture and dances of the Middle East and the Maghreb. We use dance as a vehicle for emotional and physical development as well as a vehicle for promoting understanding and dialogue between cultures. Classes run throughout the year.

Aaliyah Belly Dance is also committed to community and supporting victims of domestic violence. Every year Na'ema of Aaliyah Belly Dance organizes and produces the fundraising series "Hafla!". This series has run for the last 7 years and showcases the many dances of the Middle East and the Maghreb with the support of dancers from all over Eastern Ontario and beyond.


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