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.
The prices for all dances are:
$10 for non-members, $7 for members, and $5 for students with ID, with maximum of $25 for a family.
We welcome people of all ages to our dances, including children.
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.
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Here is our current dance schedule. Click on an event title to show or hide the details.
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|Volunteers are now listed on a separate Sign Up Genius web site.|
NTTDS Special Events
None at this time.
1st Saturdays: Contra dance from 7:30-10:30 pm
at the First United Lutheran Church,
6202 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 75214.
Beginners are encouraged (but not required) to come to a brief introductory lesson at 7:15 pm.
2nd Saturdays, QUARTERLY: Contra dance from 7:30-10:30 pm at the
First United Lutheran Church,
6202 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 75214.
The 2nd Saturday dances are our "experimental, open band, open caller, chance to try new things" dance, to grow new musicians and callers. Aspiring callers and musicians are invited to join in. Neither will be paid, but will gain real-world experience. Here is a list of tunes musicians can download. If you have questions about the contra dance style of music, contact Mimi Rogers, , Home: 214-357-8213, Cell: 214-403-2734.
If you'd like to call, contact Barb Smith, , Cell: 713-553-9109
3rd Saturdays: Contra dance from 7:30 - 10:30 pm at the First United Lutheran Church, 6202 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 75214. Beginners are encouraged (but not required) to come to a brief introductory lesson at 7:15 pm.
4th Saturdays: English Country dance from 7:30 - 10:30 pm at the First United Lutheran Church, 6202 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 75214.
For all our dances, NO experience is needed.
We walk through every dance before doing it to the music.
NO partners are needed. We encourage everyone to change partners for every dance.
See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
For the latest schedule information, call our dance hotline: 972-546-8858.
We are trying out several new ways to get publicity.
Sylvia has setup a Meetup group for us, where our dances will be listed for anyone
to find. The more people a meetup has, the more likely others will take it
seriously and try it. Please visit and sign up (it's free).
We're also on Facebook. You are encouraged to LIKE us.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help with producing, drinks,
sound, and cleanup.
We'll train you! Here is the description of volunteer duties.
|To help out, sign up at our Sign Up Genius web site.|
June 7-9: Flamingo Fling Contra Dance weekend in Oklahoma City, featuring Bob Isaacs calling to the music of Joyride. Details
October 25-27: Fire Ant Frolic Contra Dance weekend in Austin, featuring Lindsey Dono calling to the music of Toss the Possum. Details
English Country Dance in Fort Worth, 7:00 pm, at 4601 Frazier Ave. The schedule varies. See their Southwestern Folks - Dancing Facebook page.
2nd Sundays: Irish Ceili Dance at Trinity Hall, 3-6 pm
Irish Ceili with music by the TIMES Session Players and calling by Susan and Michael Harrison
Location: Trinity Hall Irish Pub at Mockingbird Station, 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, 75206, 214-887-3600
Cost: Free! (Please do support the pub.)
Follow them on Facebook.
International Folk Dance Classes are held every Sunday afternoon at the Plaza Arts Center in Carrollton. Starting in Jan 2017, the time has changed to 2 pm. The time varies somewhat, so check the exact time before going via their web site, phone 972-446-3200 (Tue-Sat 11 am - 5 pm), or email .
Scottish Dances are held Sunday nights at the Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone Street, Denton, TX 76201, at 5-6 pm for intermediate dancers and 6-7 pm for beginners. The cost is $1 and you don't need a partner. NOTE: This is a NEW LOCATION, starting in Jan 2018. More Info: http://www.dentoncelticdancers.org. Contact: Becca Dickstein, .
1st and 3rd Saturdays: Old-Time Music Jam, 2-4:30 pm at the
Heritage Village in Old City Park.
Free to musicians. Spouses/friends of musicians will pay a discounted admission.
Free parking at designated lots at St. Paul & South Harwood. Do not leave valuables in your car.
More Info: Kirk Hunter via , or Dean Barber via , or their Facebook group.
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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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