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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When In Doubt, Swing!

The North Texas Traditional Dance Society presents their annual contra dance weekend, called When In Doubt, Swing!, April 20-22 in Dallas. Seth Tepfer from Atlanta will call to StringFire! from the Bay Area. Details and online registration can be found at NTTDS.org.

Flamingo Fling

Flamingo Fling, Oklahoma's contra weekend, takes place June 8-10 in Oklahoma City with 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