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.

UTD Student Contra Dances

Students of the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) have formed a contra dance group, called Contra Corners.
Starting in October 2021, they are having a FREE contra dance on the first Friday of every month.
The dance is OUTDOORS (in a concrete breezway), and begins at 7:30 pm. The dance is open to everyone.
At the end of the dance, free snacks and refreshments will be provided.
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.

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

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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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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