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Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

Public contra dances remain suspended. Tap for more information.

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HATDS is an all-volunteer organization that sponsors contra dancing and English Country dancing in Houston, Texas.

Update: Contra Dances

We lost the use of the large dance hall we were enjoying before the pandemic. While we are looking for a hall that can accommodate a larger crowd, contra dances will be held on an irregular basis in small spaces with limited capacity and be limited to HATDS members and their guests.

If you're not a member and can't wait to dance until we open to the public again, become a member! Membership is always inexpensive but even more so now as it's half price through June. Note: we don't accept memberships in July because our annual membership drive begins August 1.

Updates for public dances will be posted here and sent to our public email list. We send emails to this list only when there is news to share about public dances. Otherwise the list is dormant and being a member is the only way to find out about and attend dances.

You can connect with other dancers through the HATDS Facebook group.

Hall Search

If you know of a reasonably-priced hall with a wood floor that can accommodate at least 40 dancers, please email the HATDS Board of Directors.

English Country Dancing

English dances are usually held on a Sunday afternoon but are not yet on a regular schedule.

To stay up to date on HATDS English dances, subscribe to the HATDS ECD mailing list.

Unlike our contra dances, which need a larger hall before opening to the public again, HATDS English dances are open to non-members.

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