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 Dance

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

Hall Search

St. Andrews is not renting to outside groups next year, so we need a new place by January. We are forming a Hall Search Committee. If you know of any places we should investigate, or if you are interested in helping on the Hall Search Committee, please let us know. Email board@hatds.org.

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.

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