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The Austin Belly Dance Convention

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Presented by Texas Folklife and City of Austin Cultural Arts Division at Holiday Inn Midtown, Austin TX

Jun 21 - 23 2019
The Austin Belly Dance Convention

The Austin Belly Dance Convention (ABDC) Central Texas’ Premier Middle Eastern Dance Event with Performances, Live Music, Workshops, and Shopping.

DANCE SHOWS!  Friday evening’s “Keep Austin Shimmying” Gala and Saturday evening’s “Austin Raqs” Gala, featuring world renowned performers, as well as Austin’s own internationally known dancers and musicians. Both shows start at 7:00pm with a cover of $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

LIVE MUSIC! Four Live Music Shows feature Jef Stott (Fri. & Sat. night), Stoneburner (Sat. night), Badrawn (Sat. night) Sand Atlas Maior (Sat. afternoon).

CLUB NIGHTS!  Two late night shows with different

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All tickets can be purchased in advance at

  • Friday Gala Shows are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
  • Darker Shimmy downtown is $15 at the door and $10 in advance
  • Workshops pricing varies from $40-$80.


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Holiday Inn Midtown

6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

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