The mission of Shambling Shimmies Dance Company is to create an integrated belly dance school serving the Gainesville area.  In addition to dance classes themselves, we focus on running classes that are directly supportive of dance by assisting students in building the skills, strength, and flexibility that they need to dance their best, as well as restorative exercises to avoid injury.  The school is neutral, and everyone is welcome to participate in dance classes regardless of their beliefs, lifestyle, or views.  Bodies are treated with respect, while dance is most definitely exercise, our top focus is learning and growing.  As a dance school, we hope that our product is joy in music and movement.