North Texas Traditional Dance Society

NTTDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that promotes a better understanding and appreciation of American folk dancing, its music, its history, and related folklore. We are a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.


Contra Dance at the Lutheran Church
  Contra Dancing at the Lutheran Church
 
When In Doubt, Swing! Dance Weekend
  When In Doubt, Swing! Dance Weekend

A huge THANK YOU to all who contributed to NTTDS on North Texas Giving Day. We raised a total of $1185!

We welcome people of all ages to our dances, including children.
The price for all dances except the Irving dances is $10 non-members, $7 members, $5 for students with ID.
Family Rates: $25 max for a family with members, or $30 max for a family with no members.
The Irving dances just have a tip jar to cover expenses.
DANCE HOTLINE PHONE NUMBER: 972-546-8858.

Sat Nov 5, 7:30-10:30 pm: Contra Dance at the LUTHERAN CHURCH in Dallas. NOTE THE EARLIER TIME!!!

Sat Nov 12, 6:15-10 pm: *CANCELED* Waltz and Contra Dance at the Garden & Arts Bldg in Irving. Waltzing from 6:15-7 pm, Contra from 7-10 pm. Go to Joe Izen's 60th Birthday Party instead. See the Facebook page or download the PDF Flier.

Sat Nov 19, 7:30-10:30 pm: *CANCELED* Contra Dance at the LUTHERAN CHURCH in Dallas. Go to Fire Ant Frolic in Austin instead!

Sat Nov 26, 7:30-10:30 pm: English Country Dance at the Lutheran Church in Dallas. YES WE ARE DANCING ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND. NOTE THE EARLIER TIME!!!

Fri Dec 30 - Mon Jan 2: Fiddler's Dream Music and Dance Camp. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

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Join or Renew your Membership here.

In appreciation of the generosity of the First United Lutheran Church in allowing NTTDS to host our dances in their hall for several years, we extend an invitation to all its members to attend one of our weekly dances free of charge.

Online Signup for volunteers: Sign Up Now! 

Non-NTTDS Events

As of Oct 2016, the 4th Saturday Contra Dances in Fort Worth are DISCONTINUED.

Sat Oct 8, 4-6 pm: Concert by Jacqueline Schwab, in San Marcos. More Details.

Sat Oct 8, 7:30-10:30 pm: English Country Dance with music by Jacqueline Schwab and calling by Joseph Pimentel, in San Marcos. More Details.

Nov 18-20: Fire Ant Frolic Contra Dance Weekend in Austin, featuring Susan Petrick calling to the music of Jamie Laval and Owen Morrison, at a new location.

Feb 10-12, 2017: Bayou Bedlam Contra Dance Weekend in Houston, featuring Susan Kevra calling to the music of Alchemy.

For more Non-NTTDS events, see the Schedule page.

Quick Info

Join our Meetup group Meetup and/or our Facebook Facebook web page.

Want a quick idea of what Contra Dancing is like ? Here is a YouTube video of one of our dances.

Listen to and/or read the transcript of a recent article about Contra Dancing on Public Radio.

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Buy merchandise with the NTTDS, Fiddler's Dream, and WIDS logos from our Cafe Press Store!
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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED

for Producer, Drinks,and Sound. We'll train you! Here is the description of volunteer duties.
To help out, sign up at our Sign Up Genius web site.


About Us

The North Texas Traditional Dance Society (NTTDS) was chartered in 1986 as a non-profit educational organization to promote a better understanding and appreciation of American folk dancing, its music, its history, and related folklore. It is an group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society. We are an all-volunteer organization, based in Dallas, TX.

The main kind of dance we do is called Contra Dancing. It is a form of American folk dance derived from English Country Dancing. It has no fancy footwork, so is easy (and fun) enough for beginners to enjoy almost immediately, especially with occasional help from our friendly experienced dancers.

By far our most popular activities are the Community Dances we hold almost every week: English Country dances on 4th Saturdays, and Contra dances on most other Saturdays. These are open to the public and feature live music in a smoke- and alcohol-free environment. No experience is needed, because all the dances are taught. You don't need to bring a partner. We encourage everyone to change partners for each dance.

Every spring we hold a weekend dance festival, featuring a nationally-known band and caller. This draws over 100 people from Texas, Oklahoma, and a several other states.

The club also has a Performance Group that does demonstrations at various social and cultural events, encouraging audience participation. To have us dance at your event, contact Linda Mrosko, , Home: 903-451-5535, Cell: 903-292-3713

To sign up for our Email Newsletter, use this page.

To join or renew your membership, use the Online Membership page. Membership forms are also available at all our dances.


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North Texas Traditional Dance Society is a 501(c)(3) organization with registered offices in the State of Texas.
How to contact NTTDS:    972-546-8858    OR       OR    PO Box 820203, Dallas, TX 75382
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