Hancock Recreation Center 811 E. 41st StreetAustin , TX , 78751 30° 17' 56.3352" N, 97° 43' 28.0812" W
Contradancing in Austin originated when AFTM (Austin Friends of Traditional Music) started a jam session at Hancock Recreation Center (click here for map) over 30 years ago or so. Somebody (the name was lost in time) said "Hey, this is a good dance floor so let's dance!" and thus the dancing started. The dancing went through several variations and around 1990 became predominately contradance.