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


Mahin at the Austin Belly Dance Convention
Saturday, June 25: 3:30-5:30 pm: Full On with 3/4 Shimmies!

A complete and thorough breakdown of a variety of 3/4 walking shimmies that will add a whole new level of cool complexity to your travelling and drum solos. We will analyze, progressively approach, and drill each 3/4 shimmy, including fun variations and extra travelling patterns and layers.
Skill level: Beginner and Intermediate.

Sunday, June 26: 12:30-2:30 pm: Belly dance Anatomy & Injury Prevention

Learn to dance safer and stronger! We will cover muscles important to Belly dance with regard to great arm flow, confident posture, juicy core movement, and sharp hip work, as well as keeping hips, knees, and backs safe. We will cover anatomy, strengthening, stretching, and the application of biomechanics to Belly dance movement. This class is a combination of lecture and movement.
Bring a yoga mat.
Skill level: All levels.

Mahin at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

Mahin is a performer and instructor based in Phoenix, AZ. Creator of the internationally-acclaimed "Bellydance Quickies" publication. As an instructor, Mahin blends her 18 years of experience in Middle Eastern dance with her academic background in exercise science in a unique and thorough teaching style.

Watch Mahin in Action!