Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

Come Dance with Us!

We are the Houston Area Traditional Dance Society, an all-volunteer organization that sponsors contra and English country dancing in the Houston, Texas metro area.

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Contra dances are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, and English country dances are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, of most months. See the Event Calendar for details.

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Special ECD on September 2

CDSS HATDS is co-sponsoring a special English dance on Saturday, September 2 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm. This dance will feature guest callers from across the country who are in town for a callers workshop, and there will be live music featuring New Orleans fiddler Daron Douglas and our own Kendall Rogers. Daron is a renowned ECD musician who performs and records with Goldcrest and Foxfire, so this will be a real treat.

We'll post details as they are finalized.

The weekend is supported in part by the Mary Kay Friday Leadership Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society.

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Our dances don't “just happen”. Each evening of dancing requires many helping hands. Please lend yours!

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Live music always | No partner necessary | All dances taught and prompted