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


Ruby Beh at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

Photo: Michael Baxter

Friday, June 23: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm: Layering Technique

Increase your musicality by learning to balance both rhythm and melody in your body. Ruby will review some foundational techniques and then lead you through a series of challenging layers.
Skill level: All levels.

Saturday, June 24: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm: Feedback Forum: Lecture and Discussion

In this lecture and discussion, Ruby will share her secrets on how to offer thoughtful and thorough feedback. She will reveal her method of how to see the great things in each performance as well as articulate what could be improved. Ruby will bring her own videos to use as examples. You are welcomed to bring yours too!
Skill level: All levels.

Sunday, June 25: 9:30 am-12:30 pm: Modern Turkish Oriental Choreography

Ruby will review conceptions about what makes Turkish style unique. Then she will share a choreography where fast footwork and finesse come together in her version of modern Turkish Oriental style.
Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Ruby Beh at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

Photo: Michael Baxter

Ruby is internationally recognized for her passionate, untamed dance style. She is truly a powerhouse of energy. Her background of American Classic Bellydance and Turkish Oriental make her performances stand out with a raw, individual interpretation. Her love of Turkish culture drew her strait to the source with multiple years of study in Istanbul. In addition to being an award winning performer, Ruby won the prestigious title of "Instructor of the year" in both 2013 and 2016. She is featured on 9 instructional and performance DVDs including her own instructional series: Deadly Drum Solo, Perfect Practice, All About Arms, Totally Turkish and Flawless Floorwork. Ruby has an active touring career, bringing her joyful and energetic style to workshops and performances around the globe.

Watch Ruby in Action!