Places to Dance
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Texas Dance Hall and Saloon
located 803 E. Nasa Rd 1
strip center West of El Camino Real near I-Hop restaurant.
Medium sized floor (wood), DJ music, lights, pool.
Lots of great dancers, good mix of mostly C&W music
with some ECS, WCS, and Cha-cha.
Free classes by Texas Dance Country on Friday nights.
Parking is good. Open
Wed. through Sat. No
cover on Thursday. $4
cover after 9 on other days.
Prime dancing time on Friday and Saturday is 7-10.
It is smoky and crowded after 9 until 2 a.m.
College aged crowd on Saturday late. Rated A
(B) Chaparral Club located on Holland Rd in Dickinson. Take Holland Rd. exit and follow Holland Rd. for about 1-1/2 miles (makes a right turn.) (302 Ave. J, Dickinson) Map Monthly dances – check times and dates. Check with Texas Dance Country on web site of www.texasdancecountry.com. 281-332-7123.
for more details or call the Chaparral Club at 281-337-2411. Very large floor (smooth wood and well-maintained). Non-smoking atmosphere. Parking lot is dark. Sodas, beer, water, and set ups are inexpensive. Bring a dish to share on the common table (pot luck). May bring your own snacks. Excellent dancers. Excellent music and excellent variety. Great hosts. Frequent mixers. Plenty of tables. Behaved children and youth ok. $8 cover charge. Parking is free. Rated A.
Two Left Feet Dance Club http://www.tlf-houston.com Ballroom dance club was originated by Dorothy and Don Phelan on February 9, 1972. They teach a variety of ballroom lessons - some free and some paid classes. One of the notable instructors is Eileen Bauerlein. Check out the web site for contact information and locations. The club hosts a monthly dance at the Chaparral Club. A
Rodeo in Pasadena off Spencer & Burk.
3150 Burke Rd. Map
Large dance floor, D J music (C&W), darts, pool.
Fills up about 9:00-9:30pm.Friday
night no cover until 8:00pm, Saturday no cover till 9:00pm, $5 after
on both nights. Rated A
(E) Bo Jangles is located in Seabrook, Texas near the corner of Nasa Road 1 and Hwy 146 at 1913 Nasa Road 1. (1913 Nasa Rd.1, Kemah) Map 281-474-5500 http://www.bojanglesbluesbar.com/ Open Wed. through Sunday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Great bands every open night (usually swing). No cover. Very small floor. A bit smokey. Limited parking space. Get there early. Rated B.
located 820 34th Street North, Texas City, TX.
409-945-9611 Jute box music, bands on weekends. (Usually C&W with some Swing), medium size floor,
darts, pool. No cover! Lots
of parking space. Rated B. DJS COUNTRY CLUB LIVE BANDS
LOCATED OFF LOOP IN TEXAS CITY, NO COVER, SMOKEY AFTER 7PM
Club located off West side of I 45 South of Alameda Mall
(11030 Kingspoint Rd, Houston).
(Drive South on IH-45 feeder road from Almeda-Genoa for
several blocks and turn in where you see the marquee labeled
"The BOMB") 713-947-8622 http://www.clubriddims.com/
floor, pretty atmosphere & candles on tables, separate
cozy seating areas. Sometimes
bands & sometimes DJ music, Salsa, meringue, Cha-Cha,
Cumbia. Very loud
(bring ear plugs). Music
is non-stop (pick your own breaks). Music does not start until around 9-10 pm.
All dancing stops during broadcast of important Latin
soccer games for viewing on the big screens.
Cover charge after 10 p.m. Free Salsa classes on Fri night. Rated B.
Haciendas located on Nasa Rd 1 near I 45 at 1020 Nasa
Salsa, Meringue dancing after 10pm. Salsa bands, loud, small tile floor, young crowd.
Get a table, eat late or eat chips & salsa! Rated B
(I) Lone Star Club http://lonestarclub.tripod.com/index.html Pasadena, 2900 South Shaver 713-944-8542. Map. Has large dance area with tile floor. Juke Box music, but they host 2-4 bands per month some times with about $5 cover charge. Large fixed tables with plenty of seating via stools. Monday and Thursday: $1.50 Beer with your Lone Star Koozie, Monday from 3 to 7 PM, Thursday 3 to 10 PM. They have a private bar for special occasions and private parties. Regular dance home of Strictly Whip Dance Club. Rated A-
(J) SPJST Lodge
172 is located 3609 Preston Ave., Pasadena. Map
(K) Wild West located in West Houston at 6101 Richmond Ave., Houston, Map. 281-487-3297. http://www.wildwesthouston.com/. Nice size wooden floor, great DJ music (country & western, West Coast Swing, Rock & Roll, line dances). There is a balcony above all the way around where you can watch dancers below. Watch out for the poles at either end in the middle of the dance floor. Sundays Free classes 5:30-6:30. Open every day 6 p.m-2 a.m. EXCEPT MONDAY. Ladies (18-20 $7), and men (18-20 $10). Cover charge for 21 and over varies: Tuesday - $3, Wed. $5, Thursday (All ages) Ladies $1 and men $2, Friday $5, Saturday $5, and Sunday $3 with Fajita buffet 7-9 p.m. Rated A
(L) HAAK Winery http://www.haakwine.com located 6310 Avenue T, Santa Fe, Texas. 409-925-1401. Map. Sunday evening events/bands dancing in the Spring and Summer. $5 each. They have a covered pavilion with lots of seating in folding chairs and quiet a few tables. Good parking with parking overflow for large crowd in the back. When it rains, back lot parking is very muddy. You cannot bring your own snacks, food or liquor- they sell these items there! An excellent lineup of bands. Rated A
(M) Wild Bucks Webster ,Nasa 1 www.wildbucks.com Fri Free class, good music, wild parties after 10pm, large dance floor , Mainland dance club. new location off 646, 3rd Sat of month 7:30-10:30pm, $10 visitors.
Church on Grand St Pearland- Sundays 5-7pm. Free food &
dancing to live bands. B
T-Bone Toms call to find out info. www.T-bonetoms.com
entrainment/dancing on weekends. B
Buck Shots Gal near Strand www.buckshots.com small floor
2Steppers Gal near Stand www.2steppers.com small floor, good music ,rated B
Several other Ballrooms in the area -call Betty for more info at 832-517-5833.