ABDC Video of the Month


Dec 15, 2016: Ticket Sales and Performer Applications open.

March 1, 2017: Gala Performer Application due.

April 1, 2017: Travel Grant due.

May 15, 2017: Program ads due.

May 15, 2017: Volunteer Applications due.

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


America Tru at the Austin Belly Dance Convention
Saturday, June 25: 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Introduction to Belly Dance

This class is for beginners and those looking to brush up on their beginner skills. Do not be scared to head to a festival, because you do not have many years of dancing. This class is a complete breakdown of beginner movements and a variety of shimmies. You do not have to hide in the back of the class or feel shy anymore. Come by and enjoy this non-intimidating class.
Skill level: Beginner.

Sunday, June 26: 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Operation Edit That Song!

Editing music is a necessity in the Bellydance world. Every committed dancer should know at least the basics of music editing. You will learn the essentials on how to revise your music to your own liking. Whether you want to add a grand entrance or simply shorten your music, this workshop will help you dip your feet in two of the most popular editing software programs. For this course, you can feel free to bring your laptop (download garage band or audacity). No laptop, no problem, bring a pen and paper.
Skill level: All levels.

America Tru at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

America Tru’s lifelong passion for dance and music lead her to discover Bellydance. It was love at first shimmy. She fell in love with the dedication and challenge this dance brings. Immediately, America knew she wanted to explore even more of this world. Her devotion to learn has led her to train with some of the most respected dancers in the country, including her current mentor, Ruby Beh. America believes with love and dedication that everything is possible. Her latest award is the “Best Of The Best People’s Choice” and "Best Of San Antonio 2015." It is her pleasure to share this art form with you.

Watch America Tru in Action!