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

We welcome people of all ages to our dances, including children.
The prices for all dances except the Irving dances are:
$10 for non-members, $7 for members, and $5 for students with ID, with maximum of $25 for a family.
The Irving dances just have a tip jar to cover expenses.

We will no longer be dancing in Irving on 2nd Saturdays. Please take the online survey to give us your wishes for what to do on 2nd Saturdays next year.

Sat Dec 1, 7:30 - 10:30 pm: Contra Dance at the Lutheran Church in Dallas.

Sat Dec 8, 6:00 - 10:00 pm: POT LUCK and Contra Dance at the Garden & Arts Bldg in Irving. This will be our last dance in Irving.

Sat Dec 15, 7:30 - 10:30 pm: HOLIDAY Contra Dance and Membership Meeting to elect officers for next year, at the Lutheran Church in Dallas. Wear fancy dress and bring yummy snacks.

Sun Dec 16, 6:00 - 8:00 pm: Holiday Party at the home of Barb Smith, 5328 Everglade Rd, Dallas, 75227. Musicians and Instruments welcome. Please RSVP: 713-553-9109 (cell and text)

Sat Dec 22: English Country Dance is CANCELED

Fri Dec 28 - Mon Dec 31 Fiddler's Dream Music and Dance Camp on Lake Texoma. Registration is now open! Details and Registration.

A big THANK YOU to all who participated in North Texas Giving Day 2018. 2,690 North Texas nonprofits received 157,184 donations totaling over $48 million! NTTDS received $1,959.70 from 14 donors (before any bonuses and fees ). We certainly appreciate your support.

Sign up for our email newsletter here.        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

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.

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.

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


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, , 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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