Want to get involved with Texas dance halls?

Texas Dance Hall Preservation has several opportunities for you to work with us on a volunteer basis! No matter where you live, or what your interests are, you can get involved and help keep historic dance halls alive and swinging.  Contact us for more details.

Texas Dance Hall Preservation - Volunteer

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Current Opportunities

  • Are you an architect? Volunteer to provide a drawing or two for small projects. See One Sheet For Dance Halls for more information.

  • Are you a professor? Your students can research, photograph, scan, and create as-built drawings for HABS and our database. Discuss your plans with us, and take advantage of our colleagues’ experience running HABS programs in Texas for 30 years.

  • Are you a historian who wants to do research at home? We need people to do online research using Newspapers.com, NewspaperArchive.com, and Ancestry.com to find advertisements for and news articles about dance halls, their owners, bands, and musicians.

  • Are you a historian who likes to go to the library? Many local newspapers have been scanned to microfilm or donated to an archive and are only available in that location. We are looking for advertisements and news articles about dance halls, their owners, bands, and musicians.

  • Are you a dancer who likes to teach? Dance halls need people to teach a free 30-minute two-step lesson before the start of dances. We can help match you with a hall in your area that’s looking for an instructor.

  • Are you a person who is willing to help out doing whatever is needed? TDHP frequently needs an extra set of hands to help us at events and in the office.

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.