ABDC Video of the Month


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


Tamra Henna at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

Photo: Pixie Vision

Friday, June 23: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm: Tips and Techniques to Become a Focused and Grounded Dancer (and Overcome Performance Anxiety Along the Way)

Performance anxiety gets the best of all of us. Shaky legs, nerves, and butterflies in your stomach can unnerve even the most seasoned dancer. If you’d like to overcome those fears and feel more confident during your performances, this lecture-based class will teach techniques to help you calm your mind, and learn how to integrate breath, and form a stronger awareness of your body so you can relax and enjoy the dance!
Skill level: All levels.

Najla at the Austin Belly Dance Convention

Photo: Pixie Vision

Najla is a professional belly dancer, teacher, and choreographer based in Austin, Texas. She teaches regular classes for beginner to advanced levels, hosts a dance showcase, and produces a variety of workshops. She directs the Baharat Bellydance Ensemble - a professional troupe and Raqs al Sarab - and advanced-level student performance group. She has been an active and enthusiastic instructor and dancer in Austin for the last two decades.

Watch Najla in Action!