What RCR Is All About
As North East Florida’s annual belly dance festival, River City Raqs has become a hub for local, national, and international instructors and performers. Organized by the staff and students of the Anais Belly Dance Studio in Jacksonville, the festival strives to bring together instructors and vendors that reflect the rich variety of bellydance styles that are practiced in Florida.
Workshops feature both traditional and fusion styles, as well as classes designed to assist burgeoning belly dance business owners and free warm-up classes each day. The festival also hosts after-workshop events each night. On Friday, participants usually also have the opportunity to perform in a competition in either the Professional Oriental, Rising Star, or Troupe categories. On Saturday, instructors and featured artists perform for the festival participants at the Gala Show.
Packages vary from a la carte workshops to Elite VIP entry. Our bazaar is free to attend. Jacksonville, has an international airport and is located on I-95, which makes it easily accessible. A great destination year round, the hotel venue is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from the local beaches.
Where Great Dancers Reunite
Workshops. Shopping. Shows. Competition. Parties.