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Gala shows for professionals

The Austin Belly Dance Convention has THREE  performance opportunities!

"Keep Austin Shimmyingand "Austin RaqsGala concerts are professional level shows with the ABDC's featured instructors and guests.

Participants are chosen from their Performer Application (Showcase or Gala Show).

Afternoon Showcase is a performance for all-levels

The ABDC’s Showcase is an all-levels show, where you can see professional to student talent. In fact, it is a great opportunity for those newer to performing. Invite your friends and family to attend for FREE during The ABDC’s Showcase hours! The ABDC’s Showcase performance spots are on a first come, first serve basis to dancers.


If you are interested in applying, follow the instructions below:

  1. Read the Performer Policies.

  2. To apply for the Gala shows, fill out our Gala Show Performer Application by March 1, 2020.

  3. To apply for the ABDC showcase, fill out our Showcase Performer Application by May 1, 2020 or until spaces are full.

  4. Confirm performance spot and Register for at least 4 hours of workshops at the ABDC. For Gala performers by April 1, 2020. Confirmation for the ABDC Showcase performers June 1, 2020.

  5. Fill out a Showcase Stage form or Gala Show Stage form and submit music by June 1, 2020.

We will do our best to meet your preference. Please keep in mind this is not always possible, but we will try!