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Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

Public contra dances remain suspended. Tap for more information.

At the dance


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

Annual Membership Drive in Progress

Tap this link to learn about HATDS membership. Or click the button below to go directly to the online membership form.

Update: Contra Dances

We lost the use of the large dance hall we were enjoying before the pandemic. For the time being, contra dances are being held on an irregular basis in a small space with limited capacity and are limited to HATDS members and their guests.

Tap this link to learn about HATDS membership and to join.

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.

English Country Dancing

Starting in August, HATDS English dances will be on the 1st and 3rd Sundays with the occasional exception. For details, see our ECD page and/or subscribe to the HATDS ECD mailing list.

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

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