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: Sunday English Country dances have resumed at Shirley McPhail School of Dance. All other TAADA-sponsored events remain on hold until further notice.

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

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.