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Shake the Bay was founded by Amberetta in 2014. Amberetta has been an active member of the belly dance community for over a decade; performing, teaching, and producing events. Her maternal grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the young age of 50, and passed away in 2002 after a heartbreaking sixteen years filled with physical, emotional, and financial hardships. Shortly after rebuilding his life, Amberetta’s maternal grandfather was also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Amberetta became passionate about making a difference by raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association because they are the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The organization is committed to accelerating progress of new treatments, preventions, and ultimately, a cure. They strive to make Alzheimer’s a national priority, and have local chapters across the nation, providing services within each community.
Frustrated with her difficulties raising funds for the San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Amberetta called on her friends and peers in the bay area dance community to help make a difference. Shake the Bay provides an excellent venue for artists to present their best work to the general public for a wonderful cause. All of the proceeds from ticket sales go to the Alzheimer’s Association via the San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The performers of Shake the Bay pour thousands of dollars and hours into their art each year. Too often, these artists take little or no pay for their performances. Shake the Bay asks that you, our patrons, help our performers by sharing your experience with your friends and family. Most of our performers can be hired to perform at private events, fund raisers, festivals, and much more. Please help our dance community thrive! Contact information for Shake the Bay performers who are available for hire can be found on our performer feature page, as well as in the printed programs from our annual shows.