ABDC Video of the Month


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


Karma Karmelita at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

Photo: Jojo

Saturday, June 24: 12:00-2:00 pm: Unleash the Beast

Summon your inner Amazon through intense and dynamic combinations and technique stylization to punch your audience in the face! (Metaphorically, of course). Foot stomps, tight spins, hair-o-graphy, and powerful movements come together to form unique sequences that students can use in their shows. Not for the faint of heart, this workshop will challenge students both physically and creatively! RAWR!
Skill level: Intermediate – Advanced.

Sunday, June 25: 12:30-2:30 pm: Floorwork 101

Experience the unique and passionate art of belly dance floorwork! Students of all levels will delve into basic technique, how to descend (and ascend) gracefully, smooth transitions, strength conditioning exercises, and stretches to get the most out of your balanced floorwork extensions. Learn a short choreography complete with a descension and ascension so you can successfully include it into any performance.
Skill levels: All levels.

Karma Karmelita at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

Photo: Danielle Boise

Karma Karmelita is Atlanta's Wild Child! A charismatic American Cabaret firecracker that specializes in athletic combinations, flexible floorwork, and hair tosses galore! She's been dancing for over a decade and taught and performed in many cities around the US, including the 2015 Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive. Alongside belly dance, Karma is also a sideshow artist, training aerialist, and aquatic artist. But don't let the beastly outer shell fool you! She is an avid gamer, costumer, and geek -- and loves to talk your ear off about it all!

Watch Karma Karmelita in Action!