TAADA Dances

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

When: The 3rd Saturday of each month, 7:00-10:00pm
Where: Inspired Movement Dance Studio, 2311 S. Congress Avenue, Austin
Regular admission: $10
TAADA members: $8
Students: $5

The dance begins at 7:00pm with a walk-through of basic moves. There is a break after 8:30pm. Please note this is a fragrance-free ance.

San Marcos Sunday Contra Dance

When: (usually) the 4th Sunday of each month, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Where: United Campus Ministry, 510 N. Guadalupe St., San Marcos
Regular admission: $10
TAADA members: $9
Students: $6

See the San Marcos Contra Dance site for more details. Note: The San Marcos dance is usually held on the 4th Sunday of the month, but is occassionally moved to the 3rd or 5th Sunday.

2nd and 4th Saturday English Country Dance

When: The 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, 7:30-9:30 pm
Where: Shirley McPhail School of Dance, 8018 Mesa Drive, Austin
Suggested donation: $6
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It's fun, it's elegant, it's easy to learn -- it's English Country dancing!

If you've enjoyed contra dancing, you should have a lot of fun with this style. It's not as vigorous as a contra dance, but some of the dances can move quite quickly. The music and the dances emphasize a playful yet elegant dance style. One or more of Austin's dance callers will first teach each dance by walking it through, then will call the dance to guide participants successfully through.

On occasion, we dance to live music. No costume is required, but please wear soft-soled shoes. You don't have to bring a partner, but if you've got friends who might enjoy the dance, please bring them along! We usually have 20-30 regular dancers attending, so first-timers will have lots of folks to help them through, and leave feeling successful!

What does it look like? What a video here.

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