The Stagecoach Ballroom is one of the oldest Country and Western Venues in Texas, and one of the last authentic Ballrooms in the State. It has one of the largest and best dance floors in the DFW metroplex
FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED
The Stagecoach Ballroom is one of the last large dance halls in the state of Texas that is family owned and operated. Jean Czajkowski and her husband Kiran Desai manage the venue. Jen Chidgey, John-Paul Chidgey and Julia Paur are consultants and actively involved in the clubs operations. Jen Chidgey is Jean's oldest daughter. In the early 1990s Jen played twin fiddles in the house band. She left to open several restaurants across the countryand now has her own photography and digital restoration business. Photography by Jen Chidgey. She has been published in feature articles in DFW.comand USA Today Newspaper. John-Paul is an attorney and counselor at law. He is practicing criminal, family and personal injury law. He has been awarded the title "bartender of the year" by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Julia graduated from UNT with a degree in Hospitality Management, her experience at The Mansion in Dallas, The Jefferson Hotel, Republic National Distributing Company, The Catering Director at Mira Vista which lead her to creating her own company for event designing. Still a valuable resource for designing any event, Julia has recently become a Reiki Master and teaches Yoga. Kiran's Daughter Anjuli Desai graduated from the School of Business UT Austin and is a Designer for Volutions, Inc. and manages her own photography blog Anjuli Desai Photography in Austin.
Opening in October 1961, The Stagecoach Ballroom has survived three locations and two families. In March 2011, the Czajkowski family celebrated 35 years of family ownership.
The Stagecoach Ballroom has kept country music alive in the DFW area for over 50 years. One of the largest Dance Halls in Texas, with a dance floor covering over 3,500 square feet, you never have to worry about bumping into another couple, but only to tip your hat. The minute you walk into the doors you feel at home.
In 1986 the Stagecoach Ballroom was home to the filming of the national motion picture released in 1987 titled, "Square Dance". Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Starring Rob Lowe, Wynona Rider, Jason Robards and Jane Alexander. In 1988, Golden Globe nominated Rob Lowe for Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role.
As it did from the beginning, the Stagecoach Ballroom strives to provide local musicians a place to entertain as well as welcoming artists from all over the Country. Artists ranging from: Ray Price, Gene Watson, Johnny Lee, John Conlee, Johnny Rodriguez, T. Graham Brown, Bellamy Brothers, Doug Stone, Carl Vaughn, Kitty Wells, Moe Bandy, Mickey Gilley, Tracy Byrd, Ray Sharp, Eddie Raven, TG Sheppard, David Ball, Billy Joe Royal, Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys, Dale Watson, Sonny Burgess,Johnny Bush, Billy Mata & The Texas Tradition, Jake Hooker & The Outsiders Band, Tommy Alverson, Benji Allen...and many others perform regularly.
Any age can feel at home at The Stagecoach Ballroom..."So grandparents bring your grandchildren and dance the night away".
10 Best Dance Halls Where Texas Country Still Swings
Fort Worth This family-run hall maintains an old-school atmosphere with vintage lights and a 3,500-square-foot floor for twirling couples. It even offers free dance lessons before many shows. "If you're in Fort Worth and you want to hear country music, this is where to go," Patoski says.
Texas Critic’s choice: Stagecoach Ballroom, 2516 E Belknap St, FW This honkytonk often gets overlooked by the tourists who flood the Stockyards, but it’s as authentic as they come and one of the oldest in town. Family-owned and -operated, the Stagecoach draws an older crowd that appreciates hardcore honkytonk artists such as Johnny Rodriguez, Dale Watson, Johnny Bush, and The Derailers, all recent performers. The place is spacious with plenty of tables and chairs, the dance floor is large, the wooden bar is long, fights are few, cover charges are reasonable, and the help is generally friendly.
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