(event) The Austin Bellydance Convention 2018

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Fri Jun 22, 2018 - 12:00PM to Sun Jun 24, 2018 - 5:30PM

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!


WELCOME TO THE 2018 ABDC! 

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. 
 
FRIDAY SCHEDULE

 
 

All classes still have available spots. You can purchase tickets online, or at the registration table. 


 

KEEP AUSTIN SHIMMYING GALA

 

Start your weekend evening with a bang by watching our amazing workshop teachers and guest performers entertain and inspire you!

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

Show Line-Up
Featuring STEVEN EGGERS 
 Live Music Set by JEF STOTT

Also Performing...

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!

Show Line-Up

Z-Helene | Val | Sahhira | Nadine | Shelagh | Colleen Pannell | Blair | Roberta | Lisa Lamar | Phaidra 
 



The Austin Belly Dance Convention
June 24-28,  2018


Holiday Inn - Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road (near Highland Mall) 
Austin, TX 78752 
512-451-5757