Texas Dance Hall Tour

In 2017, 2018, and 2019, Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel — led by Texas Dance Hall Preservation board member Ray Benson in collaboration with TDHP — took Texas dance hall aficionados on a “land cruise,” showcasing multiple halls and other Texas bands during four days of dances and culture-rich daytime activities.  Lifelong friendships were made among attendees, people from 24 states, Canada, and Australia learned about new-to-them dance halls. Asleep at the Wheel will not be leading a dance hall tour in 2020, while they celebrate the band’s 50th year in show business, but check back here for information about future Texas Dance Hall Tours.

Are you interested in setting up a tour of Texas dance halls for your group? With sufficient advanced notice, TDHP staff can develop a custom tour to meet your needs. Prices vary. Please contact us for more information. 

Texas Dance Hall Tour - Copyright Dave Norris

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“We’ve been on 3 dance hall tours. Each one has been a unique experience in historic halls with great Texas music as a backdrop. We celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary on a dance hall tour — it was one of our most memorable trips together in the Texas Hill Country.” – Tracy R.

Texas Dance Hall Tours - car tour

Photo by Deb Fleming

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