ABDC Video of the Month


October 15, 2017: Teacher Applications due

Dec 15: 2017:  Ticket Sales open

Dec 15: 2017:  Performer Applications open

Dec 15: 2017: Volunteer Applications open

Mar 1, 2018: Gala Performer Applications due

April 1, 2018: Travel Grant due.

May 15, 2018: Program ads due.

May 15, 2018: Volunteer Applications due.

June 1, 2018 or until spaces are sold out: Vendor Application.

June 1, 2018 or until spaces are filled: ABDC Showcase Application.

June 1, 2018: On-line stage form and music due.

June 20, 2018: On-line registration for workshops ends. Tickets available at the ABDC Front desk for open workshops and galas during convention hours.


Where is the ABDC located?

Holiday Inn - Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road (near Highland Mall)
Austin, TX 78752

Where can I stay?

You can stay right where the convention is taking place, The Holiday Inn-Midtown.

Why should I stay at the Holiday Inn-Midtown?

The most enjoyable way to experience the Austin Belly Dance Convention is to spend the weekend at the hotel along with other participants, which by the way, includes the Star instructors. Staying with us makes rolling out of bed to class and partying and schmoozing into the wee hours easy and relaxing. Plus, by staying at the Holiday Inn-Midtown you are helping to support and maintain a very important business relationship between the ABDC and the hotel.

Does the ABDC have a room block?

Yes! The ABDC has a discounted rate for its participants.  ABDC 2017 rates are $109.00 for 1 King bed or 2 Double beds.

How can I reserve a room?

You can reserve a room on-line through the Holiday Inn-Midtown. Please use this link, as it will automatically generate the “ABD” code. You may also call (512) 451-5757 or (888)-300-6273 and refer to the group name of “ABD.” That’s not a typo. The code is only three letters.

When do I need to reserve a room in order to receive the ABDC rate?

You will need to have reserved a guest room at the Holiday Inn-Midtown by May 8, 2017 . There is a limited number of rooms, so reserve early.

Is there some place to eat nearby or on the premises?

Yes. There is a list on TheABDC.com. The Holiday Inn-Midtown’s Red Pepper Bar and Grill is a sit down/order out restaurant. There is also a sundries shop for snacks. The on-site restaurant keeps normal business hours.

Is there a cash bar?

Yes. Holiday Inn-Midtown’s Lobby Bistro Bar is a cool place to grab a kick bite or sit and have a drink with your new ABDC friends. Also, there may be events in the evening during the ABDC where you may have a cash bar.

Can I bring my own snacks and water?

Yes. You may bring your own snacks and water. We will also have free water available throughout the convention space.

Where can I park?

There is plenty of FREE parking at the Holiday Inn-Midtown in Austin, TX.

Does the hotel have a shuttle to the airport?

No. The hotel does not have a shuttle to the airport. But there are several options In addition to renting a car from one of the car rental services at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Services in the Austin area are SuperShuttle (1-800-BLUE-VAN) and Austin’s new rideshare programs: Lyft and Uber.

Does the hotel have a free shuttle to downtown Austin?

Yes. The Holiday Inn-Midtown has a shuttle service that can take you within a 5 mile radius. That will get you to famous 6th Street for live music and bar hopping, when you are not dancing at the ABDC.

How far is the airport from the hotel?

They are less than 11 miles apart.