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.
New Officers for 2019: Barb Smith (President), Martha Quigley (Vice President), Janis Adams (Secretary), Jim Sproul (continuing as Treasurer), Lee Dixon (continuing as Membership), Glenn Manuel (Newsletter, Historian).
STARING IN JULY 2019, THE 2ND SATURDAY CONTRA DANCES ARE CHANGING FROM MONTHLY IN IRVING TO QUARTERLY AT THE LUTHERAN CHURCH!
Sat June 1, 7:30 - 10:30 pm: Contra Dance at the Lutheran Church in Dallas.
Sat June 8: NO DANCE
Sat June 15 7:30 - 10:30 pm: Contra Dance at the Lutheran Church in Dallas.
Sat June 22, 7:30 - 10:30 pm: English Country Dance at the Lutheran Church in Dallas.
Sat June 29: NO DANCE
THE ONLINE MEMBERSHIP FORM HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR 2019..
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.
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English Country Dance in Fort Worth, 7:00 pm, at 4601 Frazier Ave. The schedule varies. See their Southwestern Folks - Dancing Facebook page.
June 7-9: Flamingo Fling Contra Dance weekend in Oklahoma City, featuring Bob Isaacs calling to the music of Joyride. Details
October 25-27: Fire Ant Frolic Contra Dance weekend in Austin, featuring Lindsey Dono calling to the music of Toss the Possum. Details
For more Non-NTTDS events, see the Schedule page.
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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.
Buy merchandise with the NTTDS, Fiddler's Dream, and WIDS logos from our Cafe Press Store!
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
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, , 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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