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.


The Austin Belly Dance Convention (the ABDC) is looking for fabulous instructors! We accept workshops and presentations that are associated with all styles of Belly Dance performance, for example Middle Eastern dance, folk dance, tribal dance, sword, veil, zils, dumbek, music, make-up, costuming, history, culture, and production. Details are listed below and in the Teacher Policies regarding compensation for workshops, performance requirements, and deadlines.

The ABDC has partnered with an amazing amount of talented teachers from Austin and around the world. Past headline teachers have been Donna Mejia Ruby Beh, Zahra Zuhair, Aziza, Eva Fleming, Jasmin Jahal, Sadie & Souhail Kaspar, Suhaila Salimpour, Virginia, and Yasmina Ramzy. Some of our local teachers include Amara, April Rose, Bahaia, Stacey Lizette, Totem,  Jamie Lynn, and Z-Helene.

We would enjoy adding you to our listed partnership of teachers!

If you are interested, read the Teacher Policies to see all the wonderful details and fill out our Teacher Application form.

The ABDC offers a Travel Grant.


  • We will take Teacher Application forms until October 15, 2017.
  • We will review applications and reply to applicants by November 15, 2017.
  • Once all the Teacher Applications are received, we will review the topics and design the best exciting schedule for the ABDC.
  • Invited teachers will need to confirm attendance and submit requested information (listed below) by November 25, 2017.


  • Dance, Lectures, and Demonstrations Workshops: 2 hours.


  • Required performance of 6-10 minutes in an evening show. Additional performing responsibilities are negotiated with individual contracts.