Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

About Our Dances

Word Cloud of terms that describe our dances

HATDS sponsors contra dances on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of most months at the West University Community Center. We offer a newcomers' session around 7:15 pm; the regular dance begins at 7:30. The admission is $6 for members of HATDS and residents of West University, and $10 for the general public. We accept cash and checks only; please, no large bills. Kids under 18 are free and need to be accom­panied by a responsible adult.

HATDS sponsors English Country dancing on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at First Unitarian-Universalist Church. ECD starts at 7:15 pm and goes until 9:15 pm. Admis­sion is $7.50 per person.

Contra dances always feature live music. English Country is done to recorded music except on special occasions.

We also sponsor a community band, called Contra Dan's, for anyone who plays an instrument and would like to occasionally play at a contra dance.

If you wish, sign up for our email reminders that are sent at the beginning of each month.

All dances are open to the public and are smoke- and alcohol-free. We also ask that you come fragrance-free. No partner is necessary (it's contra and English Country dance etiquette to dance with different partners) and all dances are taught.

Join us at a dance! We think that you will find us to be a friendly and welcoming group and contra and English Country dance to be great fun and exercise.

At the dance

Live music always
No partner necessary
All dances taught and prompted

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