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The Holiday Ball
There will be only one dance in December, and that's the Holiday Ball on December 14. This year's Ball will be held on the sprung wood floor of the Knights of Columbus Hall on E. Whitney.
The ball will start at 7:30 and end at 11:00. Contra Dan's and Perfect 5th will be playing, and several of the HATDS callers will share the mic.
Everyone is encouraged to dress up and to bring a snack to share.
Read more about the Ball on its own special page.
Bayou Bedlam is coming on February 7-10, 2014. Will Mentor will be calling to the fabulous, plugged-in duo of Perpetual eMotion. See bayoubedlam.org for details and online registration.
Lend a Hand
Contra Dan's Open Contra Dance Band
Do you play an instrument? Would you like to play for our dances? Being in a contra dance band is a lot of fun with none of the pressure of concert music. The ability to read music is a plus and sheet music is provided. See the Contra Dan's page for details.
HATDS sponsors contra dances on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of most months at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. We offer a newcomers' session around 7:30 PM; the regular dance begins at 8:00. Check our schedule page for specifics. You may also sign up for our email reminders; read more on the Email Reminders page. If you support HATDS by becoming a member you will receive a discount at our dances.
Speaking of discounts, the admission is $6 for members of HATDS, $10 for the general public. Younger kids are free, students 16-25 with ID are $5.
Looking for English Country Dancing? Our English Country page has the information you need.
All dances are open to the public, feature live music, and are smoke- and alcohol-free. We also ask that you come fragrance-free. No partner is necessary (it's contra dance eitquette to dance with different partners) and all dances are taught. See our About Contra page for more details.
Join us at a dance! We think that you will find us to be a friendly and welcoming group and contra dance to be great fun and exercise.
Live music always ♦ No partner necessary ♦ All dances taught and prompted