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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Bayou Bedlam

Bayou Bedlam is our annual contra dance festival. The 2018 festival will take place February 9-11 and feature Dugan Murphy from Portland, ME calling to The Ripples.

Visit the Bayou Bedlam website for full details and to register for the weekend.

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