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 3rd Saturdays.
COVID vaccinations and masks are Recommended, but OPTIONAL.
See details below.
Set For Spring English Country Dance Weekend is March 24-26. Registration is open!

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.



  • On Dec 17, 2022, new officers were elected for 2023: President - Martha Quigley, Vice President - Dwight Bartholomew, Secretary - Lauren Singer, Treasurer - Glenn Manuel, Newsletter - Lois Day, Membership - Lee Dixon.
  • English Country Dance is MOVING! Starting in February, the monthly English Country Dance will be at Apex Dance Studio, on the Southeast corner of Greenville Ave at Mockingbird Lane.


Upcoming Dances:

Fri March 24 thru Sun March 26, 2023: Set For Spring English Country Dance Weekend at Sokol Hall in Dallas, featuring David Millstone calling to the music of Rachel Bell, Susan Kevra, and David Weisler. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

NTTDS is now holding English Country Dances on 2nd Saturdays at Apex Dance Studio in Dallas, and Contra Dances on 3rd Saturdays at 2155 Ballroom in Carrollton.
COVID Vaccinations and Masks are encouraged, but NOT REQUIRED.

Sat Feb 11, 7:30 - 10:30 pm: English Country Dance at Apex Dance Studio in Dallas, $10 admission.

Sat Feb 18, 7:30 - 10:30 pm: Contra Dance at 2155 Ballroom in Carrollton, with Barb Smith calling to the music of Panda Stomp.


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.

Bayou Bedlam Contra Dance Weekend in Houston, Feb 10-13, 2023, featuring Mary Wesley calling to the music of Stomp Rocket. For details, see their web page.

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

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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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