HSDS has been hosting Harvest Moon Ball every year! The history goes back to Harlem, where the winners of the annual event performed at the Apollo Theater. This year, the event will take place over a full weekend! October 7th-9th, 2016

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Saturday, October 8th: The Main Event

Black & White Ball

Hosted at Rice University Memorial Student Center Grand Hall

Doors Open @ 7pm / Beginner Lesson 7:15pm

Live Music by the Waller Creek Vipers. The evening includes a Strictly Lindy Contest, photo booth, performances, and more! Dress to impress, wearing Black & White!


  • $20 per person through August 31st
  • $25 per person through October 6th
  • $30 per person at the door

Strictly Lindy Contest

A dance contest in which competitors enter with a partner and social dance to music selected by the DJ. Competitors are judged as a couple. Sign up when you purchase your event ticket!

  • $10 per couple to enter
  • 1st place receives passes to Lindyfest 2017
  • 2nd and 3rd place receive passes to Harvest Moon Ball 2017


~~~ Other Weekend Events~~~

Friday Welcome Dance

Friday, October 7th from 7-10pm at A 2nd Cup (1111 E 11th St)

$5 a person through August 31 / $10 per person afterwards

Saturday Excursions***

  • Dim Sum
  • Rock Climbing
  • Karbach Meetup
  • Houston Parks Tour

Sunday Brunch***

Sunday, October 9th from 11am-3pm at The Black Labrador (4100 Montrose Blvd #8)


Stay tuned for more details on all the upcoming events!

***Unless specified, extra-curricular events including food, are paid in person by the participants. The ticket cost listed above is for the Saturday Main Ball only***