Los Salones: Baile across South Texas

[imgbelt img=ClubWesternerdancers271.jpg]Texas-Mexican dance halls — salones — had their heyday after World War
II.  Conjunto music endures at some of them, and all are steeped in
cultural history.

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www.texasdancehall.org.

Although a number of the following locations are closed for regular business (but still worth visiting for an exterior tour), they represent a diverse sampling of significant historic dance venues still to be found in South Texas.

Texas Dance Hall Preservation Society.
Alice
La Villita Dance Hall
3050 Old Kingsville Rd.
 
The Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Museum
213 N. Wright St.
361.668.6666

Floresville
Veliz Ballroom
West of Floresville on FM 526
830.393.2213 
 
Karnes City
Benito Juarez Hall
410 W. Buchel Ave.
 
San Benito
La Villita Dance Hall
200 block of W. Robertson St.
 
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum
210 E. Heywood St.
956.245.1666
 
Victoria
Club Westerner
1005 W. Constitution St.
361.575.9109 <tel:361.575.9109>

Based in Austin, Texas, Andy Rhodes writes about Texas culture and currently serves as managing editor of the Texas Historical Commission’s magazine, The Medallion.

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