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Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

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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.

Contra Dances

Contra dances are not yet on a regular schedule although we are hoping to dance on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of most months. Watch our schedule page or sign up for email reminders to stay current.

Specifics about the dances are posted on our Google calendar. Updates will also be posted to our Facebook group.

Consider joining HATDS to receive a $5 discount at every contra dance.

English Country Dancing

HATDS English dances are 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.

Dance Location and Policies

All dances are open to the public and currently held at Dauntless Dance & Movement, 3221 Houston Ave, 77009. Map

Attend at your own risk. Do not attend if you are not feeling well.

Masks are welcomed but not required.

To protect the floor and keep the space clean:

  • Dauntless requires that we wear clean, low-heel shoes that will not scuff or damage the wood floor. Please do not wear street shoes on the dance floor. Bring clean shoes to dance in or dance in stocking feet.
  • You may bring water in closed containers—there's no water fountain. No other beverages are allowed.
  • You may bring snacks but they must be consumed outside.

The admission price for contra dances is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. ECD is $10 for members and non-members alike.

Cash, credit cards, and digital wallets accepted at the door. If paying cash, please bring correct change. No large bills accepted.

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