Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

About This Site

We are fortunate to have two talented and generous graphic designers in our dance community, Jan Bloom and Lauren Singer. Not only does their work appear on this site, but also on anything else HATDS-related: T-shirts, tote bags, aprons, fliers, letterhead, and business cards. HATDS would be much poorer without them.

We are grateful to everyone who has contributed photographs or videos, including Lauren Singer, Janet Roberts, Celene Billings, Hannah Hildebrandt, David Bagstad, Michelle Lynksey, and Keith Holmes.

Each of the graphics on this site is copyrighted by the creator of the work and is used with permission.

For a trip through time, see hatds.org on the Internet Wayback Machine.

The current site is hand-coded to internationally accepted current standards and should display quickly and accurately in any modern, up-to-date web browser. It should be readable and useful but somewhat less functional and attractive on older operating systems, browsers, and monitors.

To report an error (no matter how small) or to make a suggestion or to comment about this website, please email our webmaster. No solicitations, please.

The HATDS website is made possible by membership dues. If you are not a member, please consider joining!


We do not use any web beacons, tracking software or services, or cookies on the HATDS website itself. We don't care about your web browser, your operating system, or who referred you to this site. We're just glad that you're here.

Third party websites that are linked on hatds.org or used by HATDS, such as Google, MailChimp, and SignUpGenius, do set cookies, track users, and have their own privacy policies. See the Related Links below.


Information that you give us through registration forms stays with us and is never sold or given to any other individual or organization, including contra dance groups. There are three exceptions to this:

Questions? Contact the board or the webmaster.

While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance.
~ Hans Bos