The Austin Belly Dance Convention

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

Jun 21 - 23
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

View more


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.


    Official Website


  • Jun 22, 2019 at 09:00 am - 10:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 23, 2019 at 09:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Holiday Inn Midtown

6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

Google Map of 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

See what's near this venue


    • Info
    • Low Vision
    • Wheelchair Access

CONNECT WITH Texas Folklife


Dates and Times

Saturday, Jun 22

9:00 am at Holiday Inn Midtown

Sunday, Jun 23

9:00 am at Holiday Inn Midtown



The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.


Artsopolis Network Members: Akron OH | Austin TX | Birmingham AL | Boston MA | Cape Cod MA | Cincinnati OH | Cleveland OH | Colorado Springs CO | Columbia SC | DuPage County IL | Essex County MA | Flagstaff AZ | Flint MI | Fort Lauderdale FL | Indianapolis IN | Kalamazoo MI | Kansas City MO | Macon GA | Main Line Area PA | Marin County CA | Marquette County MI | Mendocino County CA | Middlesex County NJ | Milwaukee WI | Montgomery County MD | Napa Valley CA | Nashville TN | Orange County CA | Orlando FL | Panama City FL | Pittsburgh PA | Providence RI | Quito, Ecuador | Richardson TX | Rock Island IL | Sacramento CA | San Antonio TX | St. Cloud MN | St. Croix Valley MN/WI | St. Johns County FL | Stillwater MN | Tallahassee FL | Tampa Bay FL | Utah | Ventura CA | York County PA