ABDC Video of the Month


October 15, 2017: Teacher Applications due

Dec 15: 2017:  Ticket Sales open

Dec 15: 2017:  Performer Applications open

Dec 15: 2017: Volunteer Applications open

Mar 1, 2018: Gala Performer Applications due

April 1, 2018: Travel Grant due.

May 15, 2018: Program ads due.

May 15, 2018: Volunteer Applications due.

June 1, 2018 or until spaces are sold out: Vendor Application.

June 1, 2018 or until spaces are filled: ABDC Showcase Application.

June 1, 2018: On-line stage form and music due.

June 20, 2018: On-line registration for workshops ends. Tickets available at the ABDC Front desk for open workshops and galas during convention hours.


Sadiyya and Co at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

April Rose and Rose Movement Studio by Vance Strickland

Have a question, which you do not see here? Then contact us!

Venue, Rooms, Food, and Transportation:

Where is the ABDC located?
Where can I stay?
Why should I stay at the Holiday Inn-Midtown?
Does the ABDC have a room block?
How can I reserve a room?
When do I need to reserve a room in order to receive the ABDC rate?
Is there some place to eat nearby or on the premises?
Is there a cash bar?
Can I bring my own snacks and water?
Where can I park?
Does the hotel have a shuttle to the airport?
Does the hotel have a free shuttle to downtown Austin?
How far is the airport from the hotel?


What should I bring to a workshop?
What should I wear to the workshops?
What skill level do I need to be in order to attend the ABDC?
Are there private lessons available with the ABDC instructors?
Can I videotape the workshop?
What happens if the workshop I want is sold out on-line?
If I cannot make it to the ABDC, can I transfer my workshops to a friend?
Can I transfer part of my package to a friend?
What is the ABDC refund and cancellation policy?


What should I wear to the shows?
Once I have purchased show tickets, where can I pick them up?
How can I dance in the Friday or Saturday evening Gala?
How can I dance in the ABDC Showcase?
Why do I have to register for at least 4 hours of workshops in order to perform?
Can I dance more than once?
What happens if I am signed up for a workshop during the ABDC Showcase times, but I want to perform?
Is there a dressing room?
How big is the ABDC stage and how can I enter?
Are there any practice rooms available?
Can I take pictures or videotape of the shows?
Can I purchase pictures or videotapes of the shows?
Is there an after-party at the ABDC?


Will there be shopping at the ABDC?
What kind of items will be for sale?
Is shopping free to the public, and if so, during what times?
Do vendors take credit cards?
Does the ABDC take credit cards or only cash/checks?
Is there an ATM in the hotel?
How can I vend at the ABDC?
Should I bring a hand truck to bring in my merchandise from my vehicle to the convention?