Elevation Belly Dance Extravaganza

Location & Contact Information

  • Presented By: Elevation Belly Dance
  • Dates: May 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: American Mountaineering Center
  • Address: 710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
  • Phone: 303748
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: Show tickets: $15-45; workshops $40-65


The Elevation Belly Dance Extravaganza celebrates 15 years of bringing amazing dance to the area. This 4-day festival includes 4 days of dance workshops, 2 shows and a pop-up marketplace!

Thursday 5/3: Workshops 9am-5:30pm & The Profusion Show: Doors open at 7:30pm, show at 8pm
Friday 5/4: Workshops 11:15am-6:45pm
Saturday 5/5: Workshops 8:30am-5:15pm & The Gala Showcase: Doors open at 7:30pm show at 8pm
Sunday 5/6: Workshops 9:00am-4:30pm

On Saturday, May 5, a select group of international belly dance professionals will perform in the same show for the very first time. Not in Los Angeles or New York but right here in Golden, Colorado.

The Elevation Gala Showcase features award-winning dancers who teach and perform a wide variety of belly dance styles all over the world. Traveling from as far away as India and as close to home as Boulder, each dancer brings her own style and flavor to this year’s annual four-day festival.

These belly dance artists will also teach 27 diverse workshops (May 3-6), including North African Fusion, Odissi East Indian Classical Dance, Flamenco, Brazilian drum solo, Mahakaal (Indian Fusion belly dance) and Urban fusion. Dancers can also learn how to perform with props including swords, finger cymbals and veils, and there are workshops devoted to fundamentals such as core-building, flexibility, precision, fluidity, choreography and improvisation. (All workshops will be held at the Golden Community Center and the American Mountaineering Center. Registration is required.)

More than 200 dancers will travel to Golden for Elevation, and some of the dancers will perform in Belly Dance Profusion—the Thursday-night show, featuring an abundance of belly dance styles.

Elizabeth Ashner, belly dance teacher, performer and director of Elevation Belly Dance Extravaganza, has been instrumental in building the national belly dance community since 2003, and the fifteenth annual festival offers more diversity than ever before. “It’s not always possible for dancers to travel to study with the world’s best teachers,” Ashner says, “but it ispossible to bring those teachers here.”

In addition to shows and workshops, Elevation curates s a “pop-up” marketplace with unique treasures from distant lands and handcrafted items by area artisans.

Elevation Belly Dance Extravaganza

2 Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Shows
10 Acclaimed Belly Dance Instructors
27 Elevating Workshops

2 Live Shows
May 3 & May 5
American Mountaineering Center, 710 Tenth Street Golden, CO

Thursday, May 3: Belly DanceProfusion
Saturday, May 5: Gala Showcase

Tickets: $15-$45

10 Instructors

27 Workshops
May 3-6
American Mountaineering Center, 710 Tenth Street Golden, CO
Golden Community Center, 1470 Tenth Street, Golden, CO

Elevation Marketplace
Find unique treasures from distant lands and handcrafted items by local artisans. The Elevation Marketplace is open to the public from Thursday morning until Sunday evening at the American Mountaineering Center (see website for hours).

Elevation Belly Dance
May 3-6, 2018
Golden, CO