Dancing places in Greater Austin

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Dance studios

Absolute Dance is located in San Antonio at 4131 Naco Perrin Blvd, near the intersection with Perrin-Beital. For more information, call 210-637-7700 or send a note to Acencio Garcia.

Amaya Studio is a home studio with limited parking located in San Antonio at 7400 Pipers Lane.

Arthur Murray moved in July 2008 to 13344 Hwy 183 North, Suite 285, on the east side of Hwy 183 between McNeil Drive and Anderson Mill Road in the Anderson Arbor Shopping Center behind Cheddars and Red Robin. For more information, call 512-454-7663.

Austin Uptown Dance opened in September 2007 at 8868 Research Blvd, two blocks south of Burnet Rd in North Austin. For more information, call 512-459-5678.

Balance Dance Studios are located across from Central Market South at 4544 S Lamar Blvd, building 200, behind the AT&T Center at Westgate & South Lamar. As of October 1, 2012, clases include instruction by Mark Moy, formerly of Rhythmic Motion. For more information, call 512-215-8727.

Ballroom Dance Academy is located in San Antonio at 2581 Jackson Keller Rd, just north of NW Loop 410. For more information, contact Gracie Kempf at 210-771-0220.

Ballroom Dance Annex is located in San Antonio at 8123 Broadway St inside Loop 410 behind the Revolution Club. For more information, call 210-789-2646.

Body Springs is a Classical Pilates studio located in North Austin at 3742 Far West Blvd, Suite 110. For more information, call 512-452-0115.

The Butler Community School, located with Ballet Austin at 501 W 3rd St, offers dance and fitness classes for all ages and experience levels.

Dance Institute opened May 17, 2008, at 6612 Sitio Del Rio Blvd in Northwest Austin. They offer children's ballet, adult group dance classes, and fitness programs including yoga and Pilates. For directions, see their map. For more information, contact info@danceinstitute.com or call 512-346-6612.

Dance International offers Ballroom and Latin dance instruction at the Hills Fitness Center, 4615 Bee Caves Road, in West Austin. For more information, call 512-327-4881.

The Dance Place is a spacious studio located in Houston at 3300 Chimney Rock Road. For more information, call 713-266-0066.

Dancer's Workshop is located at 11150 Research Blvd. For more information, call 512-349-7197.

The Dance Zone is located at 2323 San Antonio St on the first floor of the Castilian Dorm, one block west of the UT Austin campus.

Footworks merged studio operations in August 2007 with Tapestry Dance, which shortly thereafter became affiliated with Austin Uptown Dance as Uptown South.

Galaxy Dance Studios is located in South Austin at 1700 S. Lamar, Suite 338 on the southwest corner of Lamar Blvd and Collier St near Yoga Yoga, with plenty of free parking. Galaxy has four studios with 5x sprung marmoleum or maple wood dance floors, also available to rent. Dance classes for adults include various styles of partner dance, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Belly Dance and Breakdance. Fitness classes include Zumba, Zumba Toning and Pilates. Youth classes include Breakdance, Jazz, Hip Hop and Creative Movement and Drawing. See their web site for current class schedule or call 512-442-5299 for more information.

Go Dance is located in the Northcross Mall at 2525 W Anderson Ln. From MoPac, take the Anderson Lane exit and go east to the Northcross Mall between the Guitar Center and Wallpapers To Go, facing Schlotzsky's. As you come through the north entrance to the mall, the studio is on your left.

Go Dance Lakeway is located behind the Grove at 2951 Ranch Road 620 S in Lakeway.

Opening May 2, 2014, Go Dance South is located in the Westgate Shopping Center near Central Market at 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Suite 530, in South Austin.

The Hills Health Club is a fitness center at 4615 Bee Caves Rd. For more information, call 512-327-4881.

Katchu Dance is a home studio located at 1400 Suffolk Dr.

Learn to Dance Austin closed in May, 2007. It was located at 8910 Research Blvd.

Let's Dance Studio is located in San Antonio at 5141 West Ave.

MC DanceSport Studio (formerly Danse Royale Dance Studio and Adagio International) is located in Houston at 14520 Memorial Dr, Suite 59, in the Calliope Center between Dairy Ashford and Tully. On Memorial Drive, look for the CiCi's Pizza sign and turn in, then go straight back. David Appel hosts a monthly party there from 8:30 to midnight including refreshments (BYOB). The studio has four ballrooms on multiple levels with maple wood floors, and five air conditioners to keep it cool.&nbsp David plays a mix of pop, jazz, soul, and blues great for dancing West Coast Swing, Whip, and Hustle. For more information, call 281-679-6600 or send them a note.

Murchison Middle School, 3700 North Hills Dr, offers a wide variety of classes, including beginner and intermediate dance classes.

PAIYH (Put Art In Your Heart) Dance Studios is located in Bee Cave (far west Austin) at the Hill Country Galleria. They offer dance classes for ages 1 through adult. Adult dance and fitness classes include Ballroom, Bollywood, Ballet Barre, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Zumba. For more information, call 512-291-2179.

QuickSilver, formerly located in Building H, Suite 100, of the North Austin Business Park at 8711 Burnet Rd, offered the last class in the Austin location on December 20, 2009. Owner and instructor Valerie Ryan continues to offer private and group lessons at various locations south of Austin, including Bulverde, New Braunfels, San Antonio, and San Marcos.

Rhythmic Motion offered dance instruction in South Austin from January, 2009, through September, 2012, near the "Y" in Oak Hill at 7010 W Hwy 71, Suite 165. Starting in October, 2012, Mark Moy now offers dance instruction at Balance Dance Studios.

Shirley McPhail School of Dance is located at 8018 Mesa Dr, in the Mesa Plaza Shopping Center next to Mangia pizzeria on the southwest corner of the intersection of Mesa Drive and Spicewood Springs Rd. West Coast Swing classes formerly taught by Angel and Debbie Figueroa may now be enjoyed at the Austin City Dance Club.

Studio 46 Fitness is located at 19851 W Hwy 46 Suite 201 in Spring Branch, Texas near Bulverde. For more information, call 830-438-4640.

The Studio in Jazzercise is located in San Antonio at 1031 Patricia Dr. Exit Loop 410 at Blanco Rd. and go north (outside loop) on Blanco Rd. to West Ave. Turn left on West Ave. and go one block to the first stop light at Patricia Dr. Turn right and you'll see the Churchill West Plaza shopping center on your right. Turn into the parking lot, and you'll find Jazzercise between India Oven and Iguana Bay, with their name painted in bright yellow letters on the storefront.

Studio One is located at 8055 West Avenue in San Antonio.

The Studio in Motion offering Yoga, dance, Pilates, and massage at 401 FM 685, Suite 102, in Pflugerville is now closed.

Synergy Dance Studio is located in the Bee Cave Center at 3425 Bee Caves Rd in Westlake. For more information, call 512-327-4130.

Tapestry Dance is located at 2302 Western Hills Trail, behind Central Market South in South Austin. For more information, call 512-474-9846.

The Tarrytown Dance Center is located at 2425 Exposition Blvd, Suite D. For more information, call 512-476-7715.

Texas Union Informal Classes include a variety of dance classes throughout the year, plus many special events of interest to dancers.

Wendy's is a home studio just minutes from the Domain off Braker at 1411 Gracy Drive.

West Austin Dance Academy, located at 11420 Bee Cave Rd, Suite B-100, offers classes in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Tumbling, Musical Theater, Pointe, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, Cheer and Drill Team for young ladies from 3 to 18 years of age, as well as adult tap classes.

Community centers

The Allen R. Baca Center for Senior and Community Activities is located at 301 W. Bagdad Ave. in Round Rock, offering a variety of social, recreational, and educational programs.

The American Legion Mansion is located at 404 Atlanta St near Lake Austin Blvd and MoPac in central Austin.

Anhalt Hall, located at 2390 Anhalt Road in Spring Branch, Texas, is reputed to be one of the nicest dance halls in Central Texas.

The Anna Hiss Gymnasium is located at 2501 Wichita St on the University of Texas Austin campus.

Ascension Lutheran Church is located in North Central Austin at 6420 Hart Lane, just off MoPac south of Far West Blvd. This is where the Heart of Texas West Coast Swing Dance Club meets at 7pm on Thursday nights.

Austin Center for Spiritual Living is located at 5555 North Lamar, Suite D-115.

The Austin Recreation Center is located at 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd.

The Ben Hur Shrine Temple is located at 7811 Rockwood Lane.

The Capitol Rotunda is located at 1100 Congress Ave in downtown Austin.

Central Market Westgate is located at 4477 S. Lamar Blvd in South Austin.

Christ Chapel is located at 510 North Guadalupe St, just off campus from Texas State University in San Marcos. In December, 2013, Guadalupe is under construction, and for about 8 blocks it is one-way the wrong way. Exit #204 and head west. Where the road becomes one way, you are directed to move over 1 block to the right to get on LBJ street. Stay on LBJ past the courthouse and up to the Jack in the Box, where you turn left, back to Guadalupe. Turn right and go two blocks, then turn right into the Christ Chapel parking lot.

The Elks Lodge is located at 700 Dawson Rd, just east of South Lamar Blvd and south of Barton Springs Rd. High on a ridge with plenty of windows and a large patio balcony to enjoy the evening air, the Elks Lodge looks out over the trees with a magnificent view of the nearby Austin skyline.

The Emmaus Parish Life Center is located at 1718 Lohman's Crossing in Lakeway.

Empower Yoga is located at 1611 West 5th Street, Suite 140, in downtown Austin.

Exclusive Reception Hall is located in San Antonio at 5351 Glen Ridge Dr.

Family Fitness is located at 4800 US 281 N between Spring Branch and Bulverde, one mile north of the intersection with Hwy 46 west of New Braunfels.

The Gem of the Hills Activity Center, located just north of Blanco at 2233 N Highway 281, is a smoke-free non-alcoholic facility dedicated to "programs and activities of recreation, health, fitness and general welfare."

The Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E. 41st Street, features a ballroom with hardwood floor.

Khabele Studio is a 2,000 sq ft studio space with a floated hardwood floor, located downtown on the corner of 7th and Rio Grande at 701 W. 7th Street.

The Lakeway Activity Center is a multi-use facility located at 105 Cross Creek in Lakeway.

The Marquis at Caprock Canyon is an apartment complex with a clubhouse suitable for dancing, located at 4411 Spicewood Springs Rd in northwest Austin.

Mercury Hall is a South Austin events and performance center located just off South First Street at 615 Cardinal Ln.

The Monarch Event Center, 6406 N I-35, Suite 3100, is an 18,000 sq ft. multi-media, all purpose event center located in the Lincoln Village Shopping Center facing Middle Fiskville Road across from the Highland Mall.

The New Braunfels Landa Recreation Center, located in Landa Park at 164 Landa Park Drive, offers a variety of activities including dance lessons with Valerie Ryan. Check the QuickSilver calendar for the latest information.

The Northwest Recreation Center, located in Northwest Austin at 2913 Northland Dr, offers classrooms, a fitness room, a dividable gymnasium, and a large open area for youth and adult dance and fitness programs.

The Omni Austin Southpark Hotel is located in Southeast Austin at 4140 Governor's Row, on the southeast corner of the intersection of I-35 and Hwy 71, AKA Ben White Blvd.

The One World Theatre is located in West Austin at 7701 Bee Caves Rd, about 5-6 miles northwest of Capital of Texas Hwy on FM 2244. For more information, call 512-330-9500.

The Onion Creek Ballroom is located in South Austin at 9941 Old Lockhart Rd near Slaughter Lane east of I-35. For more information, call 512-280-2264.

The Palmer Events Center is located in Central Austin just south of Lady Bird Lake at 900 Barton Springs Rd.

The Phillips Events Center is located in Northeast Austin at 8140 Exchange Drive.

Saengerrunde Hall is located in Central Austin at 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, adjacent to Scholz Garten. For more information, call Helmut Hartman at 512-243-2629.

The San Marcos Activity Center is located in San Marcos at 501 E Hopkins.

The San Marcos Metroflex Gym is located in San Marcos at 1942 S IH35, Suite 104. For more information, call 512-878-8575.

The Senior Activity Center, located in North Austin near Lamar and 29th St, across from the Bicycle Shop (see map) at 2874 Shoal Crest Ave, features a spacious hardwood dance floor. The Fifty Plus Singles Dance Club meets there Wednesday nights at 7:30. The Let's Dance Ballroom Dance Club meets there Friday nights from 7:30 to 9:45pm.

The South Austin Senior Adult Activity Center is located at 3911 Manchaca Rd in South Austin.

The Starlight Ballroom, also known as SPJST Lodge 18, is a non-smoking historic dance hall located at 702 Highway 95 North in Elgin. Dancers may enjoy Polka, Waltz, or Two Step on a spacious uncrowded floor on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 7pm for $7 with live bands.

The Texas Federation of Women's Clubs' Mansion (also known as The Fed or The Mansion) is located at 2312 San Gabriel St (at 24th St near UT). Four on the Floor and the Austin Swing Syndicate meet there on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively for a variety of dancing that includes East Coast Swing, Jitterbug, and Lindy Hop.

Texas Old Town is located at 1205 Roland Ln (AKA CR 137) in Kyle, TX. Valerie Ryan often teaches Country & Western dance classes there in the smallest building, Red Bud Hall. From Austin, exit #210, stay on the access road going south, turn right onto CR 137. Texas Old Town is 1 mile up the road, at the right-angle curve. You may register online or by e-mail and pay by cash or check at the door.

Wanderlust Yoga is located at 206 E 4th St.

The Wells Branch Community Center is located at 2106 Klattenhoff Dr.

The Wells Branch Recreation Center is located at 3000 Shoreline Dr.

The Westin Austin at the Domain is located in North Austin at 11301 Domain Drive.

The Wildflower Terrace is located at 3801 Berkman Drive.

Dance clubs and organizations

Alamo West Coast Swing Club in San Antonio meets from 7 to 11pm on Tuesdays at the Ballroom Dance Annex at 8123 Broadway St. They also sponsor workshops and dance parties every second Saturday from 7:30 to 11pm at the Ballroom Dance Academy.

Austin Ballroom Dancers meet from 7:30 to 11pm on first and third Saturdays at Go Dance (starting in 2013). The fun begins with a 30 minute lesson from 7:30 to 8pm, included in the price of admission. Membership dues of $30 for six months or $50 for one year get you $3 off the $8 cover charge for these dances, and $20 off five-week class fees of $45 for one class or $55 for unlimited classes.

The Austin City Dance Club offers lessons in West Coast Swing, Hustle, and Blues Dancing with champion instructors like Taletha Jouzdani, Angel & Debbie Figueroa, Mike Topel and Campbell Miller at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple, 7811 Rockwood Lane.

Austin International Folk Dancers meet at the Hancock Recreation Center Saturday nights at 7pm. Adults, children, singles, and couples at all skill levels are invited to enjoy line dances, couples dances, and mixers.

Austin Swing Syndicate meets at the Fed Mansion on Thursday evenings from 8pm to midnight. Membership of $30 per year ($20 for students) get you $3 off the $6 cover charge for weekly dances at the Fed. Their weekly dance at the Fed includes free basic dance lessons, with music favoring East Coast Swing, Jitterbug, and Lindy Hop. Average attendance for their Thursday night dances is around 300 people of various skill levels from total beginners to professional Swing dancers. On the third Thursday of the month, they also offer a West Coast Swing beginner lesson from 8:30 to 9:30, followed by WCS dancing from 9:30 to 11:30 in a corner parlor at the mansion.

Dance Georgetown Texas (USA Dance Chapter #5034 of Williamson County) meets every third Sunday in the Sun City Village Center ballroom, featuring a free lesson from 2-3pm and dancing from 3-5pm. Be sure to check their calendar for special events or schedule exceptions. The club promotes ballroom, Country & Western, and Swing dancing, and welcomes dancers at all levels of experience.

EsquinaTango Cultural Society of Austin, located at 209 Pedernales St in East Austin, promotes Latino heritage, recreational Tango, and other Argentine traditions with a variety of Salsa and Tango classes and social events. For more information, call 512-524-2772.

Fifty Plus Singles Dance Club invites singles and couples of all ages to dance to live big bands Wednesday nights at 7:30 at the Senior Activity Center in North Austin.

Four on the Floor meets at the Fed Mansion on Tuesday evenings with classes beginning at 7:15 and open dancing free for all at 9:45. Music is selected for dancing East Coast Swing, Jitterbug, and Lindy Hop.

The Heart of Texas West Coast Swing Dance Club teaches and dances all levels of West Coast Swing on Thursday evenings at Ascension Lutheran Church, 6420 Hart Lane. Heading south of Far West Blvd on the MoPac access road, turn right on Hart Lane shortly after the access road becomes two-way, where it's also called Balcones Dr. Up Hart Lane and just over the hill, turn left into the parking lot. Special events include their summer Anniversary Party and winter Christmas Party. Newcomers enjoy the first night of classes and dancing at no charge. Effective 10/1/2013, dues are $36 for 12 months for $3 off the $8 regular class fee, or four monthly classes for just $15. Effective 6/6/2013, the regular club meeting schedule is:

  • 6:45 - 7:00: Registration and warmup
  • 7:00 - 7:55: Fundamentals A: Fundamentals of West Coast Swing six count patterns. Should be repeated until the dancer is comfortable with the moves.
  • 7:00 - 7:55: Level 3: intermediate level patterns off of the basic 6 and 8-count moves, footwork, styling, and introductory musicality.
  • 7:55 - 8:35: Announcements, birthday and anniversary celebration, open dancing.
  • 8:35 - 9:30: Fundamentals B: Fundamentals of West Coast Swing eight count patterns. May be taken in conjunction with Fundamentals A, and should be repeated until the dancer is comfortable with the moves.
  • 8:35 - 9:30: Performance team

Let's Dance Ballroom Dance Club meets at the Senior Activity Center on Friday nights from 7:30 to 9:45pm with a live band playing a mix of Cha-Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Waltz and more. It's just $5 for members or $7 for non-members. Membership is $30/yr. Dances are smoke and alcohol free. There is a special theme dance every month.

The Traditional Austin Area Dance Association (TAADA) holds 8 or more contra and English Country dances every month. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. For information and schedule, go to our Web site or send e-mail.

The University of Texas Ballroom Dance Club offers dance lessons to UT students, faculty, and staff. All other club events are open to the public, including dances, workshops, social outings, movie days, and competitive events.

Dance halls, honky tonks, bars and nightclubs

Abels on the Lake is located on the lake near the Hula Hut at 3825 Lake Austin Blvd.

Texas Dance Hall Preservation and Honky Tonk Texas each list dozens of interesting and historic dance halls all over Texas, including many in the nearby Texas Hill Country. Honky Tonk Texas also provides a wealth of information on past and present country music performing artists, Honky Tonk Legends.

290 West Bar and Dance Hall is located West of Austin at 12013 US 290W.

Antones, now located in Southeast Austin at 2015 E Riverside Drive, is known to many as "Home of the Blues".

The Blue Bubble Ballroom, located just outside the 410 Loop in San Antonio at 9315 N. Broadway St, features the 3800 square foot Carroll Grand Ballroom, an 840 square foot stage, and seating for up to 800.

Blue Moon Bar & Grill is located at 2200 S. IH 35 in South Austin.

Broken Spoke, 3201 S. Lamar Blvd., is recognized as one of Texas' most definitive dance halls, celebrating some of the best in Texas honky tonk music Tuesday through Saturday. Their adjoining restaurant is known for their chicken fried steak. They are located on South Lamar less than a mile north of Ben White (between I-35 and MoPac in South Austin).

Club 21, est. 1893, was the oldest continuously operated country dance hall in Texas, located 30 miles south of Austin on Highway 21 in Uhland at 1 N Old Spanish Trl. The establishment burned down October 24, 2010. There are no plans to rebuild.

Club Breeze was located at 2113 Wells Branch Pkwy, Suite 500, in the space formerly known as Ropers.

Club Renaissance (Tangerines) is now closed to the public except for private functions arranged through the Renaissance Hotel in the Arboretum at 9721 Arboretum Blvd.

Copa Bar & Grill was located in downtown Austin at 217 Congress Ave on the corner with 3rd St. Known for Salsa at 9pm on Friday and Saturday nights, the club closed in the summer of 2013.

Cotton Club & Steakhouse is located in Granger at 212 East Davilla Street. The club features dancing to live country music Friday through Sunday evenings. For more information, call 512-859-0700.

Coupland Dancehall, 103 Hoxie St in Coupland, Texas, is nearly 100 years old, just 25 minutes from Austin and Round Rock. They feature live music in the dancehall, and barbecue in the adjoining inn.

Cowboys - San Antonio, 3030 NE Loop 410, is a multi-level entertainment megaplex featuring one of the biggest dance floors in Texas. They play a good mix of DJ music, generally followed about 10pm by a fine house band, whose live music renditions are equally good for dancing. Plan to arrive by 7pm to also enjoy a $3 lesson with Diana Wall.

To come straight from Austin to Cowboys:

Traveling south from Austin on I-35, just after 1000 Oaks Drive, and just before the LP 410 and I-35 interchange:

  1. Exit Windcrest / Randolph Blvd. / Crestway Dr. (exit 167A)
    If you miss it:
    1. Stay on I-35 south.
    2. Exit Walzem and go right.
    3. Take second right after railroad on Interchange Parkway.
    4. Continue on Interchange Parkway past Fratt Rd.
    5. You'll see it on your left.
  2. Stay in the middle lane and go through the intersection.
  3. Take the first right after the bridge. You'll see a railroad crossing.
  4. Take the first right after crossing the railroad tracks onto Interchange Parkway.
  5. You'll see it on your left.

Dallas Nightclub - Austin, 7113 Burnet Rd, closed May 5, 2008, and re-opened August 26, 2009, with dancing from 7pm Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. For more information, call 512-452-1300.

Dessau Hall, located in Northeast Austin on the northeast corner of the Howard Lane intersection with 13422 Dessau Road is now closed.

Donn's Depot, 1600 W 5th St, boasts of being Austin's largest piano bar. They are open 2pm to 2am Monday through Friday, and 6pm to 2am on Saturday. From MoPac, (Loop 1) exit 5th St, proceed to West Lynn, and take a left. They are located on the NW corner of 5th and West Lynn. For more information, call 512-478-0336.

Graham Central Station - Pflugerville, 1719 Grand Avenue Pkwy, just east of I-35 at the Grand Avenue Parkway exit, opened June 10, 2005, with six small smoky dance areas under one roof.

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd in New Braunfels, was built in 1878, making it the oldest continually running dance hall in Texas. It is well known for live music by big name performers who got their start here. When popular bands play, dancers may expect the audience to fill the floor, which is well seasoned with many imperfections. In the summer, be prepared for the lack of air conditioning in this historic landmark.

Hanover's Draught Haus, 108 E Main St, Pflugerville, has a small dance floor and features live music on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and some Sundays.

The HighBall, located in South Austin at 1142 South Lamar Blvd next to the Alamo Draft House, features eight bowling lanes, seven karaoke rooms, and a modest dance floor, with food, cocktails, and decor in the ambiance of the early 1960s.

Jovita's, located in South Austin at 1619 South First St, is a family restaurant with live music and a small dance floor.

Kick Butt Coffee is located in central Austin at 5775 Airport Blvd. This full service coffee shop, bar, and nightclub features live music, comedy, dancing, and other special performances. Friday night Blues dancing formerly hosted at Kick Butt Coffee is now available at Go Dance.

Lamberts is a historic landmark in downtown Austin at 401 West 2nd Street, featuring a variety of cuisine, cocktails, and locally brewed beers on tap, with a small floor for dancing to live music upstairs five nights a week.

Legend Club opened 9/21/2012 at 11333 1670 Lane in northwest Salado as a private club with a $1 per month membership fee paid online or at the door.

Locker Room (formerly South Forty) at South First and Ben White is the new location of the Blues Jam that used to be in Gino's (Blues Church) on Sunday nights. They have a nice dance floor, and lots of places to sit to listen to the live music performed by top Austin musicians. The place has been completely remodeled, and includes big screen TVs, pool tables, X-Box, etc. Music starts at 8:30 Sunday night and goes to after midnight. [Thanks to Peggy & Lloyd Morris 11/24/7 & 8/31/8]

Mavericks Country Rock, opened July 20, 2012, with smoke-free dancing Tuesday through Sunday, just off I-35 in North Austin at 1700 Grand Avenue Pkwy (within sight of Graham Central Station). The club features a 1500 sq ft raised hardwood floor, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, four full service bars, and an outdoor patio and deck for all to enjoy. Doors open at 5pm Tuesday through Sunday, with no cover charge before 9pm. Sundays are well attended by dancers, with free dance lessons from 5:30 to 6pm, and a skilled dancer DJ playing great mix of C&W and Swing dance music from 6 to 9pm.

Melody Club - Houston, 3027 Crossview Dr, held it's findal dance event June 29, 2013, with plans to reopen at a new location to be determined.

Mercer Street Dancehall is located at 332 Mercer Street in Dripping Springs. Doors open at 6pm. As of February, 2013, John Luper provides a free C&W dance lesson there on Saturday nights from 7:15 to 8:15. The cover charge for this live music venue ranges from $7 to $12 or more, depending on the band.

Midnight Rodeo - Austin is located at 2201 E Ben White Blvd about a quarter mile east of I-35 at Woodward St. From the north side of town, take your choice of three good routes:

  1. Take I-35 south past the Oltorf St exit to the Woodward St exit (not to be confused with Woodland Ave two exits earlier), then head east on Woodward to Midnight Rodeo.
  2. Take MoPac (Loop 1) south via 360 Loop south to SR 71 (Ben White), then head east on Ben White and take the Woodward St exit to Midnight Rodeo.
  3. Take US 183 south all the way to SR 71 (Ben White), then head west with a U-turn at Woodward St to Midnight Rodeo.

Heading east on Ben White, the main entrance is right below their big sign at the northeast corner of the club. There is also a back entrance to their parking lot off Woodward between the bus stop and the railroad tracks.

Doors open at 8pm on Saturday nights with a $5 cover charge for guys and $4 for ladies. There are currently no dance lessons. Dancers are encouraged to bring a partner or arrange group outings as attendance may be affected by special events elsewhere, yet the spacious floor is far superior to every other nightclub in the Austin area, and the DJ is very receptive to any C&W titles requested, making this a perfect spot to enjoy all kinds of great C&W dancing on Saturday nights.

Midnight Rodeo - San Antonio, 12260 Nacogdoches Rd., is just north of Thousand Oaks Drive, less than two miles west of I-35 on the north side of San Antonio.

Oasis, 6550 Comanche Trail, is an open air restaurant with spectacular sunset views overlooking Lake Travis.

Rebels Honky Tonk, located in downtown Austin at 305 W 5th St, is open Thursday through Saturday from 8pm to 2am.

Reed's Jazz and Supper Club at 9901 N Capital of Texas Hwy closed December 19, 2007.

Ropers Nightclub closed in February 2008.

Rusty's is located in downtown Austin at 405 E 7th St. At 8pm on the first Thursday of the month starting May 5, 2011, John Quarto-vonTivadar hosts a free monthly West Coast Swing dance open to all ages accompanied by an adult, including a free lesson with a rotating professional instructor. For more information, see Blue Moon Swing.

Ruta Maya - South Austin, 3601 South Congress Ave, is located in the Penn Field Business Center, about half a mile north of Ben White Blvd. Every Sunday from 2 to 5pm, Street Salsa offers several levels of Cuban Casino style Salsa instruction and practice.

Speakeasy is located in the downtown Austin warehouse district at 412-D Congress Ave. They play Latin Jazz every Tuesday night, including a free Salsa lesson at 9pm.

Tangerines (Club Renaissance) is now closed to the public except for private functions arranged through the Renaissance Hotel in the Arboretum at 9721 Arboretum Blvd.

TenOak Bourbon House & Lounge is located at 409 Colorado St in the downtown Austin warehouse district.

White Horse is located at 500 Comal St, just off the corner of East 6th and Comal in East Austin (behind Cisco's & The Eastern).

Wild West Cedar Park is a new Country & Western nightclub that opened September 28, 2012, at 401 E. Whitestone Blvd in Cedar Park.

Wild West San Antonio is a new Country & Western nightclub located on the north side of San Antonio at 21025 Hwy 281 N at Evans Rd.

Dance news

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