Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

Event Schedules

HATDS Schedule of Events

Click on the name of the event for more details.

*A newcomers' orientation starts about 15 minutes before each regular contra dance.

Other Regular Dances in Texas

All dance schedules are subject to change, so be sure to check the sponsoring group's web site (in the links below the list) before heading out for a dance.

Austin
Contra dances every Wednesday and 3rd Saturdays, and ECD on 2nd and 4th Saturdays.
Bryan/College Station
Contra dances on 1st Saturdays.
Dallas
Contra dances every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturday, and ECD on 4th Saturdays.
San Antonio
Contra dances on 2nd Saturdays.
San Marcos
A contra dance usually on the 4th Sunday in the afternoon.

See Ted Crane's National Dance Database or Charlie Seelig's Contradancelinks for dances held in other parts of the country. These sites are not always accurate so be sure to call or email before attending an out-of-state dance.

Texas and Oklahoma Dance Festivals

February
Houston starts out each year with Bayou Bedlam, usually on the 2nd weekend of February.
March
Set for Spring, featuring English Country Dancing, is an annual event that rotates between four cities. It is usually held in March or April.
April
When in Doubt, Swing! is the Dallas contra dance weekend.
May
San Antonio Contradancers sometimes bring in national talent to celebrate the birthday of their group on the second weekend of May.
June
Flamingo Fling is Oklahoma's weekend of contra dance that takes place in early June.
November
Fire Ant Frolic is Austin's popular dance festival that takes place near Halloween every year.
December
The year ends with Fiddler's Dream, the dream-come-true of Dallas fiddler Mimi Rogers. Fiddler's Dream takes place between Christmas and New Year's Day at Lake Texoma near the Oklahoma-Texas border.

For other festivals around the country, see the lists maintained by the Country Dance and Song Society and Charlie Seelig (contradancelinks.com).

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
~ Vicki Baum