UTD Student Contra Dances

As of Spring 2023, the UTD student dances are on hold until further notice.
NTTDS will be happy to help students re-start the dances.
Please contact us via the information at the bottom of the page.

Students of the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) have formed a contra dance club, called Contra Corners. They have a Facebook Page where you can find the latest info.

Starting in October 2021, they are having a FREE contra dance once a month, during the school year. The dance is open to everyone.

NOTE: This dance is NOT sponsored by NTTDS, but NTTDS is offering its support to help it thrive.

Fall 2022

The Fall 2022 dances are OUTDOORS (see directions below).
The only date so far is Saturday Nov 5.

Spring 2022

The original plan was to dance indoors during the cold months, then move outside again. However, the COVID restrictions got too complicated for indoor dances, so the dances are postponed until weather is good enough to dance outside again.
2022 Dance Dates: Fri Jan 14 (CANCELLED), Fri Feb 4 (CANCELLED), Fri Mar 11 (CANCELLED), Fri April 8, Fri May 6.

Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 dances are OUTDOORS (see directions below).
The dates are Friday Oct 1, Friday Nov 5, and Saturday Dec 4.

Outdoors Dances

Detailed directions are below. You can download a map of the campus with the locations and routes marked, and a detail map of the parking and dance area.

Covid-19 Restrictions


UTD is actually located in Richardson, on the north side of Campbell Road, between Floyd Road and Waterview Parkway.
For this event only, the university has granted permission for guests to park for Free in Parking Structure 3 (PS3) on the North side of the campus, which is near the dance location. Enter on the Northeast corner of PS3, near the lighted sign.

From the South
Go to Campbell Road, between Central Exwy and Coit Road. From Campbell, there are two choices:
1. Go North on Floyd Road until you reach the first entrance into the campus on the left. Lookout Drive will be on the right. Turn Left into the campus (Bryce Jordan Dr). Take the first Right, which is North Loop Road. Follow it until you see PS3 on the left.
2. Go North on Waterview until North Loop Road is on the right. Turn Right on North Loop Road. PS3 will be on the right just past Rutford Ave.

From the North
Independence Parkway in Plano becomes Waterview Parkway in Richardson. Take Independence Southward until it becomes Waterview and intersects UTD North Loop Road on the left. Turn Left on North Loop Road, and follow the rest of the directions above for Waterview.
If Renner Road is convenient for you, take it Westward from Central Exwy until it intersects Synergy Park Road. Left on Synergy Park Road to Rutford Ave on the North edge of the campus. Turn Left (South) on Rutford. PS3 will be at the corner of Rutford and North Loop Road.

Once you find PS3, enter the parking garage at the Northeast corner, near the lighted sign, and park anywhere on the 2nd level and above, except for Purple slots.

Dance Location

Exit PS3 on the South side, head West to the pedestrian walkway, and walk South a block or so to the Science Building, just past the giant antenna. The dance is just South of the West entrance of the Science Building.
UTD Science Bldg

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