Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

Holiday Ball

Happy HolidaysThe Holiday Ball is the annual cele­bra­tion dance of the HATDS com­munity. We usually decorate the hall, dance longer, take two breaks, and have more people and more food than our regular dances.

The food at the Ball is always a special treat, thanks to the many people who bring something special to share. We hope that you will be one of them this year! (Just re­mem­ber to take your utensils and left­overs home with you.)

Gents at the Ball

We encourage you to wear some­thing festive for the Holiday Ball. Some people choose to wear formal attire, but most do something simple such as adding a colorful or holiday-themed garnish to their outfit.

The HATDS Holiday Ball is usually held on the second Saturday of December, but sometimes changes. See the HATDS Schedule for the exact date and times.

The Ball is the only HATDS-sponsored contra dance in the month of December.

For the good are always the merry, Save by an evil chance;
And the merry love the fiddle, And the merry love to dance.
~ from The Fiddler of Dooney ~ William Butler Yeats