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


Stacey Lizette at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

Photo: Pixie Vision

Saturday, June 25: 4:00-6:00 pm: Editing Your Dance

You have developed a dance routine, but does it fully express your artistic vision? Does it include dynamics that will maximize every moment?  In this workshop, you will learn a basic dance combination, and then small groups, working together, will refine utilizing concepts presented. Take the editing experience and apply it to create your future dance masterpieces! 
Skill level: All levels.

Stacey Lizette at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

Photo: RAW Art Photography

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Picasso Stacey Lizette has been studying belly dance for twenty years. She is one of five dancers currently Level 5 certified in the internationally recognized Suhaila Salimpour format and hosts annual Suhaila workshops in Austin. Besides being a dance instructor, Stacey has taken on many roles and projects as part of the belly dance community, including: performer, choreographer, costume designer, artistic director of Tekatek Dance Ensemble, (former) producer of the annual Austin Belly Dance Convention, teaching assistant to Suhaila Salimpour, workshop sponsor, and show producer. There is much to love about Bellydance, and one of Stacey’s favorite aspects is the exploration of creative expression, in whatever style it may occur. We are all artists, here to hone our craft. 

Watch Stacey Lizette in Action!