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TAADA and the Fire Ant Frolic subcommittee are very pleased to present our 23rd annual dance weekend. We are looking forward to dancing and visiting with you!

View this year’s schedule. We have planned some interesting workshops, dance sessions and after parties. (Subject to last minute changes.)

We are very happy to be back at the beautiful ballroom at the Texas Federation of Women’s Club Mansion located at the corner of West 24th and San Gabriel Streets (2312 San Gabriel Street, Austin, Texas 78705).

Parking will be available at the Quarters Parking Garage. Map and instructions.

Please indicate on your online registration if you would like to use local hospitality or contact There are many hotels near the dance venue which may be found with your favorite search engine. Or… if you are in town and have a room or even floor space, please indicate that on your online registration or contact Thank you!

There are many unique and interesting eateries within walking distance or a short drive from the Fed. Nearby Restaurants.


EVENING PARTY THEMES — Back by popular demand, the Friday Night Party Theme is FIRE COLORS! Wear your favorite hot outfit, your favorite flame color, or... just come as you are... but COME! It's sure to be a HOT time. Saturday Night is the HALLOWEEN CONTRA DANCE and COSTUME PARTY!! Costumes admired, not required.

FRAGRANCE FREE EVENT — Please note this is a fragrance free event. Please avoid wearing strong fragrances, including cologne, perfume, oils, etc., to the dance. Many of our dancers have allergies and sensitivities to these hidden chemicals. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE — We are always looking for more helpers. If you can take a turn at the registration table, sweeping floors, or are able to bring snacks or a brunch item, please see or email our volunteer coordinator, Bert Godkin

WATER — available in the hallway. We will be providing plastic FAF souvenir cups with lids. Please mark your cup with your name; or, best of all, bring your own reusable water bottle for the weekend. Thanks!

ONLY CLOSED CONTAINERS IN BALLROOM, PLEASE — We want to protect the beautiful wooden floors of the ballroom. Thank you!

SUNDAY BRUNCH — will start at 10:30 am, all are invited to contribute and partake. We will meet in the Art Gallery (beyond the Dining Room).

CALLERS’ CHAT DURING SUNDAY BRUNCH — Grab your brunch items, and meet with Lindsey in the Dining Room.

REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT — We will provide reusable cups, plates and bowls that you may borrow and reuse during the weekend, as well as compostable flatware. Consider bringing your own dining kit, plate, silverware and napkin. There is a kitchen for easy clean up.

SELFIE BOOTH — Take your pictures here and post on social media!

SKIRT SWAP and DANCE CLOTHING EXCHANGE — Find something new to you! Bring one/take one, or take an item and leave a small donation. Stuff for the guys as well, bring your lightly worn t-shirts, Hawaiian shirts, dance shoes, etc. Open all weekend.

Most important…
HAVE FUN! See you soon