Texas Coastal Bend Bellydance Association
Making a Difference One Shimmy at a Time
Our 2023 Board
Vice President Secretary
Current board members are Rachel Morris, Kristen Ruggles, Lucy Garza, Brenda Ramos, Sherry Gilmore & Nora Acevedo
Members at Large
Our 2022 "Shimmy Some Lovin"
Karen Barbee & Project Band
Our Mission Statement: "The TCBBA provides a supportive performance atmosphere to expand dance as an art form within our community. TCBBA improves the general welfare of the Coastal Bend community by providing funding to local 501c3’s."
Nancy Schmidt founded our organization in 2008. Her vision: “To enjoy our time together as a group of like-minded performers and to use this time to improve our community.”
We've seen many changes in the last 12 years, but our overall mission and ideals have never strayed from this original concept.
We support one another, we dance, we learn, and we adopt local/national charities by dedicating substantial funds to their Cause.
We have given thousands of dollars to this community through charities such as HALO Flight, Habitat for Humanity, The Rescue House of South Texas, Rollo's Kids , Special Hearts in the Arts, The Corpus Christi Hope House, FERALS: For Every Rescue A Life Saved, and in 2022 CBNE & the Corpus Christi Free Store.
We do all of this by hosting workshops taught by a variety of knowledgeable instructors.
We strive to produce quality gala shows and we have a ton of fun doing it. Join us.