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!

COVID-19 Update: ECD returns July 2021

English Country Dancing will return to the Shirley McPhail School of Dancing on Sundays, starting July 11, 2021 (see details below). We're looking forward to seeing you back on the dance floor!

Other TAADA events remain on hiatus until further notice. Please check back here, or subscribe to our email list for updates.

Austin English Country Dancing

When: Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm (starting July 11, 2021)
Where: Shirley McPhail School of Dance, 8018 Mesa Dr., Austin
Suggested donation: $6

COVID-19 precautions: You must be fully vaccinated for COVID to attend. In other words, you must have had your final injection at least two weeks prior to the dance. Come prepared to show proof of vaccination if requested.

Masks are required. Please bring your own water. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Shirley McPhail School of Dance is in the Randalls shopping center at the southwest corner of Spicewood Springs and Mesa in Northwest Hills, behind Another Broken Egg Cafe. The school has a rigorous cleaning protocol and uses HEPA air filtration.

Brand New to Contra and ECD?

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 and ECD here.