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, on Third Saturdays. See details below.

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 all weekly dances are:
$10 for non-members, $7 for members, $5 for students with ID, and maximum $25 per family.


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. They will serve through the end of 2022.


Upcoming Dances:

In 2022, NTTDS is holding Contra Dances on 3rd Saturdays at 2155 Ballroom in Carrollton. Proof of COVID Vaccination with Booster is REQUIRED, so please bring your vaccination card. Masks are NOT required, but are are encouraged.

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

*CANCELLED* Sat July 16, 7:30 - 10:30 pm: Contra Dance at 2155 Ballroom in Carrollton (see above for COVID restrictions), with Peter Lamborghini calling to the music of Squirrelheads in Gravy (Ray Quigley on the Fiddle and Joe Izen on Banjo).
CANCELLED because the CDC has raised the Dallas County COVID Risk Level to RED, and recommends masks for indoor public places.

*CANCELLED* Sat August 20, 7:30 - 10:30 pm: Contra Dance at 2155 Ballroom in Carrollton (see above for COVID restrictions), with music by Bambi (Janis Adams on Fiddle, and others).


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 or Renew your Membership

Write a Review for us on Yelp and/or Google

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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