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


Bahaia at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

Photo: Pixie VIsion

Saturday, June 25: 3:30-5:30 pm: Secrets of the Seminar Circuit

Ever wonder what it takes to make a name for yourself and develop a career on the Bellydance seminar circuit? Are you looking to move beyond Bellygrams and restaurant gigs, and share your love of dance with a broader audience? Are you already on the right path, but want to make sure you do not overlook a hidden angle or opportunity? Then don’t miss this informative lecture with Bahaia, a dancer with over 2 decades in the business of Bellydance. Bahaia has worked in every facet of the Bellydance industry and will share her years of experience and insider tips with you! From contests and festivals, to self-promotion, to contracts, to landing your first workshop, and more, this workshop could be the secret to your success!
Please bring a notebook.
Skill level: All levels.

Bahaia at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

Photo: Pixie VIsion

As a teacher, coach, and contest judge, Bahaia offers a discerning eye for talent and artistry, over 20 years of experience in the field of belly dance, and true passion for seeing dancers achieve their personal best. Bahaia is a long time mover and shaker in the national belly dance community. She is the founder and producer of the Austin Belly Dance Convention with over 40 major events to her credit. Bahaia is a featured video artist of Cheeky Girls Productions, and was a judge on the bellydance reality show “Project Belly Dance.” Bahaia began her career as a workshop instructor in 2002. She has also produced her own music “Ya Bahaia” Vol 1 & 2, produced 2 performance videos, imported costumes, founded a non-profit organization, and developed a clothing line for dance. In 2013, Bahaia opened her own studio, Austin Bellydance.

Watch Bahaia in Action!