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


Michelle Sorensen  at the Austin Belly Dance Convention
Saturday, June 25: 9:30-11:30 am: Milk It

How slow can you go? Start by learning a few combos at mid-tempo, then take parts or all of each and slow them waaaay down. Can you still command attention? It is the INTENTION. We will also talk about how subtle dynamic shifts using fast-twitch movement over stillness can bring your dance to the next level.
Skill level: All levels.

Sunday, June 26: 9:30-11:30 am: Belly Work & Backbends

Wanting to increase flexibility in your spine? Having a hard time making belly work smoooooth? If so, this workshop is for you! We will focus on conditioning the core, and learning to make those muscles work together seamlessly to create fluidity and dexterity in stomach isolations. We will then stretch those muscles out with a long focus on back flexibility based on contortion style training. Come prepared to work hard and sweat!
Skill level: Intermediate on up.

Michelle Sorensen  at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Michelle Sorensen is a professional Belly dancer with nearly a decade of dedicated dance training. An 8 Elements certified practitioner (Phases 1 & 2), she has also continued instruction through workshops and other events from some of the most innovative dancers in and out of the Belly dance scene. Along with Belly dance, she has discovered a love for the Aerial Arts, including pole, lyra, contortion, and various other cirque style apparatus. Cross-training in these forms has helped her with stamina, strength, flexibility, and clean lines. She teaches private lessons and workshops both locally and internationally.

Watch Michelle Sorensen in Action!