Gold Rush: The San Francisco Belly Dance Experience on sale now!

Gold Rush:
The San Francisco Belly Dance Experience is now on sale for our mailing list members only!

Thanks so much for signing up for our mailing list and showing an interest in Gold Rush! As a thank you, you get the first opportunity to reserve your space. Only 30 slots available. Schedule details below, pricing to the right.

For now, we are only selling the tickets to the full week, May 3-10, 2014, as Gold Rush is meant to be a fully immersive dance experience steeped in local dance history, inspiration, culture, performance, and San Francisco style hospitality. If we have any slots available leading up to the event, we will release individual workshops.

We invite you to step away into San Francisco. It is our feeling that the only way to be the dancer you want to be is to carve out time for yourself. Through Gold Rush, we hope to present a week for you to connect to and embody your dance, and to invest in yourself. Come join us at Gold Rush, we dare you! As the song says, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", and we think you will too.
See you soon! ~ Jill Parker & Stephanie Fields


Saturday, May 3

Elizabeth Strong - 10am-1pm - Turkish Roman & Egyptian Folkloric Part 1 (bring finger cymbals)

Rita Alderucci (Hahbi'Ru) - 2pm-5pm - Learn Hahbi'Ru choreo favorite, Pot Balancing 

Rita - 5pm-6pm - Lecture on the history of founding Hahbi'Ru with John Compton in 1992, followed by a Q&A


Sunday, May 4

Elizabeth Strong - 10am-1pm - Turkish Roman & Egyptian Folkloric Part 2 (bring finger cymbals)

Carolena Nerricio (FatChance BellyDance) - 2pm-5pm - Embellishing: Elegant Hands, Arms, and Spins

FatChanceBellyDance - 5pm-7pm - Lecture on the history of American Tribal Style belly dance with Carolena, Q&A, plus private shopping at the FCBD boutique


Monday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 7

Kami Liddle - 10am-1pm - topic TBD

Jill Parker - 2pm-5pm - "Foundations" - prerequisite #1 to Jill's teacher training certification

Bonus! Sean Tergis (MWE, Inspector Gadje), will be playing live doumbek in Jill's Wednesday class. If you've never experienced a class with live music, be prepared to be swept away.


Tues night, May 6 - Gold Rush attendee performance & feedback opportunity

Gold Rush Edition of Underground Nomads, the weekly belly dance & Global Bass dance party hosted by DJ Amar, Calamity Sam, and Gina Grandi.
ALL attendees of Gold Rush have the opportunity to perform at this event + receive a professional video of your performance to take home. Last but not least, performers get the opportunity to receive written feedback and constructive critiques from your Gold Rush teachers! If you'd like to sign up, please email with "Underground Nomads" in the subject line.


Thursday, May 8

Day off in San Francisco curated by your hosts Jill Parker & Stephanie Fields.

Includes a Barbary Coast Walking Tour, history of the thriving belly dance club scene in the 60's, 70's and 80's by Amina (who performed 6 days a week for 20 years), and a drum circle in Dolores Park. Here you can study some drum rhythms, play zills, and dance! If you're not an exhibitionist, or you just want hang out with your tribe, the view is amazing, the locals colorful, plus we'll have lots of delicious California wine and cheese to share!


Friday, May 9 & Saturday, May 10 

Heather Stants - 10am-1pm - topic TBD

Mira Betz - 2pm-5pm - topic TBD


Kafana Balkan

Gold Rush attendees will also receive a ticket to Kafana Balkan, the beloved Balkan beats, brass & belly dance show. Show date is TBD, but will either by Friday or Saturday night. The evening will start out with a belly dance blowout show featuring the teaching staff of Gold Rush, then host DJ Zeljko will take over the night spinning Balkan tunes, before a local Balkan brass band takes the stage to keep us dancing into the wee hours of the night!

More Shopping & Movie Night

We are also planning an additional shopping salon with some of our favorite local vendors & a belly dance movie night curated by Jill. Details TBD!

Gold Rush 
Pricing & Payment

$900 gets you:

42 hours with the top teachers in this genre, Kafana Balkan ticket, 3 hours of belly dance history, Private shopping, Class with live drumming, Walking Tour/Drum Circle, Movie night, Performance Opportunity in San Francisco with professional video, 1st chance to enter Jill Parker's teaching certification program, and more!

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We would like to offer at least one full or partial scholarship this year. If you'd like to donate, please add the amount to your admission fee & it will go towards our
scholarship fund.


Interested in Housing?

Please email and put "housing" in the subject line.



All classes will take place at the Metronome Dance Collective in the Portrero Hill neighborhood in San Francisco. A beautiful space and easily accessible by public transit.

About Your Hosts,
Jill Parker &
Stephanie Fields

Jill Parker is the founder of the modern tribal fusion bellydance movement. An award winning teacher & choreographer, she is founder of Ultra Gypsy Dance Theater, and currently directs The Foxglove Sweethearts. 
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Stephanie Fields is a sassy Southern lady, member of The Foxglove Sweethearts, and former co-director of Bodhicitta BellyDance (Nashville, TN). In addition to belly dancing, she is also the grits queen of San Francisco (Sugarfoot Grits), and owns Make It Bigger Mama Publicity. Friend Stephanie on Facebook.




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