The Austin Belly Dance Convention has been bringing together the Middle Eastern dance and Belly Dance community since its inception. Cabaret, folklore, and tribal dances are all represented by our collection of hand-picked performers and instructors from across the globe.
WE HIGHLIGHT 20 YEARS OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN WORLD RENOWNED MUSICIANS, DANCERS, INSTRUCTORS, AND ARTISTS.
Celebrate or find your own style. 50+ hours of workshops over the course of three days. Two Evening Gala shows with professional dancers and Afternoon Shows open to any performer. Find your perfect new costume, dance accessory, and music. Learn, perform, and shop all under one roof and experience everything our convention has to offer!
Thank you for joining us at our event this year! This production is a culmination of a year's worth of effort and coordination between our team and amazing instructors, performers, and vendors. Use these newsletters to help guide you through your weekend. We jam-packed it with dance workshops from top instructors, live gala performances and shows, student showcases, shopping, and downtown debauchery.
- 12:00PM - 5:00PM | Shopping/Registration in Ballroom
- 1:00PM - 4:00PM | Steven Eggers: Combo Creations
- 1:30PM - 3:30PM | Liora: Steampunk Saidi
- 1:30PM - 3:30PM | Amara: Stunning Sword
- 1:30PM - 3:30PM | Dalida: Drum Solo
- 4:00PM - 6:00PM | Ranya Renee: Egyptian Baladi
- 4:00PM - 6:00PM | Cyndi Cyreigna Elliott: ATS Soloist
- 4:00PM - 6:00PM | Edenia Archuleta: Body Waves
- 5:00PM - 6:00PM | Ballroom Closed
- 6:00PM - 10:00PM | Shopping in Ballroom
- 7:00PM - 10:30PM | Keep Austin Shimmying Gala Show
- 10:30PM | Friday Night Belly Dance Show @ Kick Butt
All classes still have available spots. You can purchase tickets online, or at the registration table.
KEEP AUSTIN SHIMMYING GALA
Gala show is opened to the public (with purchase of a ticket), where they will have access to our vendors and countless beautiful international products.
Tickets at the door are $25 | Gala Show is at the Ballroom | Doors and shopping open at 6:00 pm | Showtime at 7:00 pm
Featuring STEVEN EGGERS
Live Music Set by JEF STOTT
AMARA | BAHAIA | BLAIR LOGAN | CYNDI CYREIGNA ELLIOTT | DALIDA | DALIDA COMPANY | GEORGIA MICHELLE | HENNI | KARMA KARMELITA | KIERSTEN VALENCE | LILY | LISA LA MAR | MARY KELCH | RANIA | TEXAS SALIMPOUR COLLECTIVE | VANESSA | & Z-HELENE
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROV BELLY DANCE SHOW @ KICK BUTT
FREE ADMISSION | Doors Open at 9pm | Show starts at 10pm
Come join in the fun with Z-Helene and Rick with live drumming and improv belly dancing. In the 2nd half, the audience gets to pick dancers for duets/trios then shout out themes for them to act/dance out while the drummers play their interpretation of the theme.
Full bar, coffee drinks, smoothies and food are available for purchase at Kick Butt. See you there!
The Austin Belly Dance Convention
June 24-28, 2018
Holiday Inn - Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road (near Highland Mall)
Austin, TX 78752