"Dance Hall Days" is not simply a brief or exhaustive history class in Texas dance halls, but rather a look into the organizations and the people who strive to keep these institutions alive, most which have been open for over a century. Visitors are drawn by the music and the dancing, but viewers will connect with these caretakers and will walk away with a greater appreciation for Texas music and small-town history, and maybe learn a little something about themselves.

On location at the Round Top Rifle Hall in Round Top, Texas.
End credits music video shoot with the Alex Meixner Band.

SYNOPSIS

Dance halls were once as common as cattle in Texas. Now, the ones that remain exist in a time where their past is legend and their future is uncertain. A cast of iconic characters strive to keep these country institutions alive while one man does his best to make sure that not one more is lost to history.

WINNER

Best Texas Film

Hill Country Film Festival

ADDITIONAL OFFICIAL SCREENINGS