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 Dances

May 17: our regular English Country Dance but with live music by Kendall Rogers.

May 31: Advanced English Country Dancing. It will be accessible to most of our regular dancers, but is not for beginners.

June 30: Contra for experienced dancers with shorter teaching and more dancing. Calling by Ben Hornstein and music by Subject to Change.

HATDS Code of Conduct

HATDS is publishing a formalized Code of Conduct in order to document our expectations that our dances remain welcoming events where everyone can feel comfortable. You can read more about the Code and about the measures in place to support it on the Code of Conduct web page.

A PDF copy of the full Code is linked below. Copies will also be available at every dance.

Flamingo Fling

Flamingo Fling, Oklahoma's contra weekend, takes place June 8-10 in Oklahoma City. Lisa Greenleaf will call to the Stringrays. Details and online registration at Scissortail.org.

Please Lend a Hand at a Dance

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

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