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If You Love Texas Culture, You Should Check out the Texas Dance Hall Tour

Photo: Dave Norris

History and music come together nowhere else like they do at a good old Texas dance hall. There are dance halls all over the state that are cherished not only for their historical significance, but for their importance in Texas music as well. Most of us have read about these places, but we might not have had a chance to visit them yet. Now you have that chance with the Texas Dance Hall Tour.

The Texas Dance Hall Tour is a music and historical “land cruise” of Texas music heritage. The tour hits different historic dance halls across the Texas Hill Country over the course of several days. The tour travels from San Antonio, through the Texas Hill Country to Blanco and through Schulenberg and LaGrange. Each city comes with its own individual heritage and history as well as culture and music. Guests get to visit places like the Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco and the Luckenbach Dance Hall. While at each location, you learn about the history of the area and get an opportunity to experience the unique culture.

Guests get to visit places like the Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco and the Luckenbach Dance Hall. While at each location, you learn about the history of the area and get an opportunity to experience the unique culture.

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Photo: Dave Norris
Luckenbach
Photo: Dave Norris

Do you love country music? Well you’re in luck, then! Because among the highlights of the tour are concerts by Texas country musicians and western swing musicians alike! Performances by Asleep at the Wheel, Ray Benson and Lee Ann Womack are on the bill, just to name a few.

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Asleep at the Wheel. Photo: Texas Dance Hall Tour

Of course, you wouldn’t want to go on a Dance Hall tour without doing some dancing! Don’t worry if you’ve got two left feet, though. Dance lessons are available for guests to learn or improve upon their Texas two-step, swing, cotton-eyed Joe and even Scottish dancing. 

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Luckenbach Dance Hall Image via Texas Dance Hall Tour

Guests also get to enjoy sumptuous Texas-style feasts. Meals include barbecue, Tex-Mex and comfort food with, of course, chicken fried steak. Everything is authentically Texan.

Flickr/H. Michael Karshis
Flickr/H. Michael Karshis

Just like with a cruise, there are different packages available. The top of the line package includes concert tickets, lodging, dinner, drinks and transportation for the whole week for two. If you’re not quite willing to shoot the moon, you can opt for a the trimmed-down package of concert tickets, dinner and drinks for a single weekend. The concerts are private events only available to tour guests. Hotels include the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa and the Hyatt Place San Antonio North.

Twin Sisters 2 (1)
Photo: Dave Norris

The Texas Dance Hall Tour takes place this year from March 20-26. If you have always wanted to visit the Lone Star State in true Texas style, this is your opportunity. To book your trip, head to click here.

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If You Love Texas Culture, You Should Check out the Texas Dance Hall Tour