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New Years Eve Spectacular

Austin Ballroom Dancers NYE Party Tickets Available

The ABD NYE Party is ON!

Featuring The Nash Hernandez Septet

December 31, 2021

To be held at Austin Uptown Dance … 8868 Research Boulevard.

Dancing 8:30 to 12:30

Enjoy hors d’oeuvre and punch

Sparkling Cider Toast at Midnight


Buy Tickets Now ABD Members: $45, NON Members: $55, At the door if available: $65.

By Mail:
All checks made out to ABD and send to:
ABD Treasurer  Fredric Rhoads
12701 Monte Castillo Parkway
Austin TX 78732


Use your Venmo Account
Transfer funds to:
Fredric Rhoads

State number of tickets – member/nonmember, your email address
You will receive Confirmation by email

Saturday Dances RETURN Next Dance Dec 11

December 11! Saturday Dances Are Here Again!

Join us December 11  for the ABD Ballroom Variety Social Dance to be held at: Austin Uptown Dance, 8868 Research Blvd. The fun begins  at 7:30 with a 30-minute mini-lesson (Style TBD… Instructor: TBD) and is included with the price of admission. (Note error in side bar to the right —  Saturday dances are no longer canceled! We plan on continue offering them on First and Third Saturdays… Exception The December Dance is on the 11th.

Our select DJ  will spin their favorite mix of ballroom and Latin numbers  from 8:00 to 10:30. Open to all ballroom enthusiasts. Only $7 for members and full time students; $10 for all others.

COVID Related Information:

Uptown’s guidelines include:
  • Masks are highly recommended
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently
  • Monitor your health and refrain from coming to the studio if you have a fever.
When you sign in at the desk, you will be offered the opportunity to select a colored sticker to make clear to other attendees that your preference is to dance only with your partner, only with members of your group, or with anyone you choose.

Dance Workshops offered November and December

Two Hour Workshops offered in November and December ….

Austin Ballroom Dancers have been successfully sponsoring a limited series of small group classes during the COVID Pandemic.  Because of the Holiday Season in November and December we are offering several two hour workshops focused on a single dance style on Friday and Sunday … for members   … to help you keep up your dance skills!

The Details: Note Sunday Class times have changed!
Location:  Balance Dance Studios, 4544 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78745
Instructor:  Mark Moy
Open to ABD Members Only
Pricing is $28 per person/per workshop.
Fridays: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
11/19 – West Coast Swing
12/10 – Waltz
Sundays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
11/21 – Salsa
12/12 – Two Step
This program will adhere to the local health and safety guidelines, and to the Balance Studio protocols:
Note: Masks are now optional.
Members who wish to attend the Group Classes are asked to REGISTER IN ADVANCE on a first-come, first-served basis. By registering and reserving a place, you are committing to the class fee. Due to the break-even aspect of our pricing there is a strict no-refund policy. Non members can join ABD at the time of class registration (12 months $50, 6 months $30)
Send an email with your class choice(s)  to Fred Rhoads (; or Further instructions and confirmation will follow.
We are excited to be able to continue to offer these group classes during the COVID pandemic,  and hope you will join ABD at Balance Dance Studio!

As most of you know, the City of Austin  closed Hancock Recreation Center and our longstanding dance classes cannot be held there at present.  We were forced to cancel our long anticipated 2020 New Years Eve celebration as well. The good news is that the club has already contracted with Austin Uptown Dance, and the Nash Hernandez Septet for the Austin Ballroom Dancers 2021 NYE Celebration!

The  special group classes mentioned above are not a replacement for our normal dance classes, which we plan to get underway as soon as we are able to do so.

You may apply for membership at

Ballroom Dancing in Austin

We are a non-profit club dedicated to bringing ballroom dancing to the Austin area at a reasonable price.

We specialize in ballroom, from the smooth waltz and foxtrot to the sassy cha cha, rumba and bolero. All of the ballroom dances are taught in our group classes and practiced at our social dances.

We hope you will check us out. We are a friendly social club with something for everyone. Partners are not required; we love to mix it up.

Group Classes

Group Classes at Hancock are canceled until further notice. See the home page for limited small group classes at Balance Studios.

Group classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the beautiful Hancock Recreation Center/Golf Course. Highly qualified instructors provide a friendly teaching environment for all levels of dancers.

We have beginning classes every session plus an intermediate night for the more experienced dancer. Take your dancing to a higher level and shine on the dance floor.

See our Classes page for additional information.

Saturday Dances

Saturday Dances … Restarting

Ballroom variety dances ( COVID Restrictions allowing) every first and third Saturday of the month at Austin Uptown Dance, 8868 Research Blvd. A 30-minute mini-lesson at 7:30 is included with the price of admission.

DJs spin all types of ballroom music from 8:00 to 10:30. Open to all ballroom enthusiasts. Only $7 for members and full time students; $10 for all others.