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.

At the dance

Contra dances are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, and English Country dances are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, of most months. See the Event Calendar and About Our Dances for details.

We also sponsor a community band, called Contra Dan's, for musicians who would like to play for dances.

This page features items of special note. Use the Menu in the upper right corner and the links below each article to navigate the rest of our site.

Set for Spring

This English Country dance weekend festival, which rotates between Texas and Oklahoma, will take place in Oklahoma City on March 15-17, 2019. Caller Graham Christian will be working with Alchemy.

Details and online registration are at Setforspring.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!

We use SignUp Genius as a management tool, so we know in advance which jobs are covered and which need a volunteer. Click the button below to see what jobs are available and a short description of each. While you're there, sign up to help!

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Contra Dan's Community Band

Do you play an instrument? Would you like to play for our dances? Playing for dancers is a lot of fun with none of the pressure of concert music.

Playing for the danceHATDS has a community band that anyone who plays an instrument can join; we call it Contra Dan's Band. Follow the link below to see if joining Contra Dan's is something you might enjoy.

Dancing at West U Community Center

Live music always
No partner necessary
All dances taught and prompted

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