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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October 4th Saturday Dance Cancelled

Since most of our callers and musicians will be attending Fire Ant Frolic in Austin, the October 28 Houston contra dance is cancelled.

Fire Ant Frolic

Fire Ant FrolicAustin's Fire Ant Frolic contra dance weekend will be held October 27-29. The band Notorious, featuring Houston's own Eden MacAdam-Somer, will be joined by caller Will Mentor (who called at Bayou Bedlam with Perpetual e-Motion in 2014).

Details and online registration are at the Fire Ant Frolic website.

There will not be a contra dance in Houston that Saturday.

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