Fire Dancing in Costa Rica

For such a small country, Costa Rica has an incredible variety of artistic people and groups. Check the Tico Times newspaper for events each week… you’ll probably be surprised at how much is going on here.

Aerial Silks

Anamaya HotelMontezuma – Acrobatic Silk Shows, classes, workshops, and week-long retreats. Call +506 2642-1289
DanzaireSan Jose – Carolina Cabañas – Shows, workshops, and classes in acrobatic silks. Call 8840-3100
Las PleyadesEscazu – With instructor Adriana Lopez – Classes in aerial acrobatics and contortion in Casa de Arcoiris 2221-8480 – Call 8326-6497/8892-2401


Amodeo GalleryCentral Valley – Amadeo Art Gallery
Casa CreativaMalpais – Incredible hand-made sculptures with a variety of Costa Rica and Asian themes. All produced in Costa Rica.
CASEMMonteverde – Santa Elena & Monteverde Artisans’ Cooperative
Costa Rica Art MuseumSan Jose
Galeria AmonSan Jose – Galeria Amon – 2223-9725
Galeria ValantiCentral Valley – Galeria Valanti Art Gallery
Karen ClacharGuanacaste – “Footprints of Heritage” community art project.


Cirko VivoCountrywide – Costa Rica’s most spectacular circus group – available for shows throughout the country. Fire dancing, aerial acrobatics, black light theater, clowns, juggling, stilt walking, and amazing full body painting and costumes.


Caro DumanniSan Jose – Bellydance Troupe and Classes – 8817-5698
Casa del ArcoirisSan Jose – Center of Art and Movement – Various classes and workshops including yoga, tela (acrobatic aerial silk), dance, and much more. Address: “De la rampa de visitas del Hospital Calderon Guardia, 50 metros al oeste” Phone: 2221-8480/8398-1967
Claudia’s BellydanceSan Jose – Bellydance classes – 8817-5698
Fundação Internacional de Capoeira Angola (FICA)San Jose / San Pedro – Group dedicated to the study of Capoeira Angola. Classes for adults and kids. Call 8360-3087/2283-5870
La Escuela del SolMontezuma – Fire Dancing (poi/chains) school located in Montezua, Costa Rica.
Pyrosutra Costa RicaMontezuma – Fire Dancing – Two members of Pyrosutra live in Montezuma.
Serta Danza OrientalSan Jose – Tribal Fusion Bellydance Classes –
Signos Teatro DanzaSan Jose / San Pedro – Proyecto Sanarte. Dance classes and study. Call 8876-0541//2234-5584
Taller National de DanzaSan Jose – Fire Dancing – National Workshop of Dance and dance choreography. Call 2257-3017/2257-4867
Teatro Nacional de Costa RicaSan Jose – Costa Rica’s national dance theater. Call 2221-1329


Deep Green PhotographyGuanacaste – Amazing photography of insects and other jungle critters.

Film and Video

Carpe DiemSan Jose – Producciones Carpe Diem – Film Productions
Costa Rica Film Making ClubSan Jose
Montezuma Film FestivalMontezuma, Costa Rica – Montezuma’s first international film festival, with a focus on politically oriented and eco-friendly documentaries from around the world.
Recuerdo Prestado FilmSan Jose


Little Theater GroupCentral Valley – The Little Theater Group
Teatro MelicoCentral Valley – Melico Salazar Theater