ABDC Video of the Month


Dec 15, 2016: Ticket Sales and Performer Applications open.

March 1, 2017: Gala Performer Application due.

April 1, 2017: Travel Grant due.

May 15, 2017: Program ads due.

May 15, 2017: Volunteer Applications due.

June 1, 2017 or until spaces are sold out: Vendor Application.

June 1, 2017 or until spaces are filled: ABDC Showcase Application.

June 1, 2017: On-line stage form and music due

June 20, 2017: On-line registration for workshops ends. Tickets available at the ABDC Front desk for open workshops and galas during convention hours



For over twenty years, the ABDC has generated a milieu of inspiring performances, instruction, and remarkable products from the international, national, and local belly dance community. Increase your professional and personal development by networking, educating, or learning more about the belly dancing world. It’s your world. Now thrive!

The ABDC 2016 features Sharon Kihara and Sa'diyya!


Eager to learn more dances? Want to master your routines and dazzle your audience? The ABDC workshops and presentations offers a wide variety of topics that will satisfy any participant’s interest, study, and desire by bringing world renown teachers in dance, music, and costuming. Register HERE.

Teachers, do you want to have a blast showcasing your amazing talent and increase your following? Then apply for a teaching position at the ABDC.  Help us spread the love of this incredible dance form.  Apply HERE.


Don’t miss the FREE performances during the ABDC Showcase on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Enjoy world renowned performers, as well as Austin’s own internationally known dancers in the Friday and Saturday evening galas. Purchase tickets HERE.

Ready to show Austin your best belly dance moves? The ABDC offers several performing opportunities for registered workshop attendees, including Friday's "Keep Austin Shimmying" Gala, Saturday’s "Raqs Austin" Gala, and the ABDC Showcase on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Apply HERE.


Shopping, shopping and, oh yeah, shopping. Find your perfect new costume, dance accessory, and music at the ABDC! View our amazing collection of vendors HERE.

Vendors, are you interested in showing your amazing wares and increasing your clientele? Then join the ABDC family! We are looking for high quality and an assortment of products and services of value to belly dancers. Apply HERE.