COVID-19 Update: Dances temporarily suspended

June 1, 2020: All TAADA-sponsored gatherings, dances and music activities will continue to be suspended through the month of June.

For more information about COVID-19, please check the situation pages from Austin Public Health and the CDC.

March 24, 2020: As of 11:59 p.m on March 24, the City of Austin has declared a shelter-in-place order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This order, in effect until at least April 13, closes all non-essential businesses, prohibits social gatherings, and instructs residents to remain at home except for essential activities such as grocery shopping and medical appointments. Please see the official order here for more information. TAADA events will be suspended until (at a minimum) the termination of this order.

March 14, 2020: Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our community, and on recommendation from the Country Dance & Song Society, TAADA is suspending our regular dance events. This includes the Austin 3rd Saturday contra dances in March and April, as well as the San Marcos contra dance on March 22. Other events in the area — including the Wednesday contra at Hancock and the Sunday ECD at Wildflower Terrace — have been suspended; we encourage you to check websites for individual events for more specific updates.

Traditional Austin Area Dance Association

Howdy! Welcome to the Traditional Austin Area Dance Association. We're an umbrella organization for several Austin area Contra and English Country dance events and organizations. We think that people who care about Contra and English Country dancing are the best people anywhere!

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Brand New to Contra?

Contra and English Country dancing are fun and easy to learn, no partner or experience necessary. A caller leads the dancers through a series of moves, and the pattern repeats. If you can walk, you can dance. Learn more about contra dancing here.