Texas Dance Hall Preservation - Twin Sisters Dance Hall

We celebrate historic Texas dance halls by
helping them serve and strengthen their communities.

Texas Dance Hall Preservation - La Bahia Dance Hall

Texas Dance Hall Preservation:
saving Texas dance halls, one two-step at a time

Texas Dance Hall Preservation - Peters Hall

We are committed to saving historic Texas dance halls and
the authentic music and culture that is still found in them

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Texas dance halls are about family, history, romance, and a way of life.

Dance halls are where generations of Texans have played and listened to some of the best music made in America. At a dance hall, you can fall in love, and then teach your children and grandchildren to dance … catch up with friends and neighbors, welcome newcomers, and create the social ties that bind our towns and our state together. Come on out and see for yourself what makes a historic dance hall one of the most Texas things there is.

Preservation Fund Grant Program

Texas Dance Hall Preservation offers seed grants to help dance halls make repairs or help pay for a building condition assessment by a qualified architect or structural engineer. The Spring application deadline is March 15, 2023. The Fall application deadline is September 15, 2023.

Learn more about the grant program here »

Grant Awarded to TDHP

TDHP was awarded a grant from the Texas Historical Foundation to undertake historical and archival research as part of a Multiple Property Submission to the National Register of Historic Places for Tejano dance halls.

Dance Halls Map

Use our interactive map to find a dance hall near you or plan a road trip!

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Support Texas Dance Hall Preservation

Your kind and generous help makes it possible for us to work directly with dance hall owners to provide technical assistance, workshops, grants for building repairs, and other resources. Please become a TDHP Member and make a donation today.

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