North Texas Traditional Dance Society

Based in Dallas, Texas, NTTDS promotes 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.

Good News! We're dancing again, English on 2nd Saturdays, Contra on Third Saturdays. See details below.
Starting with the Sept 17 dance, COVID vaccination and masks are NOT REQUIRED.

THANK YOU to the six people who donated $675 to NTTDS on North Texas Giving Day 2022.

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

We welcome everyone to our dances:
adults, families, students, children; you get the idea.
The prices for Contra dances are:
$10 for non-members, $7 for members, $5 for students with ID, and maximum $25 per family.
The suggested donation for English Country dances is $10.


NEWS: President Matt Simon resigned on July 31, 2022. On Aug 2, a Membership Meeting was held for a Special Election to elect new officers to fill the vacant positions: President - Martha Quigley, Vice President - Ellen Katzen, Secretary - Lauren Singer. During an Aug 8 Board Meeting, new Board Members At Large were appointed: Peter Lamborghini, Ray Quigley, and Liz Wolff. All of these new board members will serve through the end of 2022.


Upcoming Dances:

In 2022, NTTDS is holding Contra Dances on 3rd Saturdays at 2155 Ballroom in Carrollton, and English Country Dances on 2nd Saturdays at Quaker Meeting House in Dallas. COVID Vaccination and Masks are encouraged, but NOT REQUIRED.

The outdoor UTD Student Dances are over until Fall of 2022.

Sat Oct 8, 7:30 - 10:30 pm: English Country Dance at Quaker Meeting House in Dallas, $10 admission (see above for COVID restrictions).

Sat Oct 15, 7:30 - 10:30 pm: Contra Dance at 2155 Ballroom in Carrollton (see above for COVID restrictions), with Martha Quigley calling to the music of Squirrelheads.

Sat Nov 19, 7:30 - 10:30 pm: Contra Dance at 2155 Ballroom in Carrollton, with Rich Goss calling to the music of Threadneedle Street.


Non-NTTDS Events

English Country Dance in Fort Worth, 7:00 pm, at 4601 Frazier Ave. The schedule varies. See their Southwestern Folks - Dancing Facebook page.

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


Volunteers Needed

Dances don't run on fun alone.
Every dance needs a Door Manager, someone to set up Drinks, and a Sound Tech. We'll train you!
Here is the description of volunteer duties.
Give a hand, volunteer via our SignUpGenius page.


More Things To Do

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Join our Meetup Group and/or Facebook group

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

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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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