Get Involved with ABDC
Our convention brings together the belly dance community from areas across Texas. It's an opportunity to become involved in the cultural appreciation of the dance, as well as give back. We have five ways to contribute to the ABDC, including performing, instructing, volunteering, vending, sponsoring, and advertising.
Perform with us
Become one of our performers for our gala shows or showcases! We put on shows Friday through Sunday that celebrate every style of belly dance. The shows are an opportunity to demonstrate your skills, wow the audience, and have an amazing time defining your own dance flair.
Our gala shows are open to professional dancers. Gala performers have the opportunity to receive a travel stipend and are required to register for 4 workshop hours.
Our showcases are open to all dancers. We encourage you to get on stage, invite your friends and family, and show them what belly dance is all about!
Become an instructor
Love teaching? Apply to become one of our instructors. Classes of 10-40 people await.
We accept applications for all workshops related to belly dance, including: Middle Eastern dance, folk dance, tribal dance, sword, veil, zils, dumbek, music, make-up, costuming, history, culture, and production.
Please note: Dance, Lectures, and Demonstrations Workshops must be equal to 2 hours. There also is a required performance of 6-10 minutes in an evening show.
Love belly dance and want to get behind-the-scenes access? Apply to join our group of volunteers. We accept volunteers every year and would love to have you as part of our group!
All volunteers receive a staff t-shirt. They also qualify for free admission to shows and access to classes.
Our vendors enrich the the ABDC experience. We accept vendor applications every year to incorporate some amazing businesses into our event.
Shopping is located in the hotel lobby and ballroom and is open to the public and attendees. With over 28 hours of shopping, it's a great opportunity to meet new customers!
Sponsor & Donate
We are always looking for different levels of event sponsorship! From the individual to corporate level, we appreciate our sponsors who help keep our event running.
Individual donations begin at only $10! Any amount helps to make this event the best it can be.
Corporate sponsorships start at $500 and include marketing and employee or client appreciation opportunities.
Reach hundreds of patrons while supporting the arts! Become part of our attendees' and customers' dance history by advertising in our event program, a keepsake that people usually hold onto and share with others. We offer quarter, half, and full page ads in our booklet and along the front and back cover.