Texas Federation of Women's Clubs
2312 San Gabriel Street, Austin TX 78705
The Texas Federation of Women's Clubs (TFWC Mansion) has been at the epicenter of the Austin swing dancing community since the late 90's. Completed in 1931 "The Fed" is a legitimate mansion, complete with big beautiful dance floors and stunning decor. The Fed has a lot of history that predates the modern Swing revivial. Local troops were entertained here during World War II and jazz greats such as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman once graced its ballroom. In its rooms you can find an elegance fitting of the jazz era. It is a Texas Historic Landmark, an Austin Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic places and is the main venue for Hot Rhythm Holiday. All classes and dances will be held at the Fed.
Parking at the Fed
Street parking is available in the areas around the Fed, however it is often difficult to find space during peak times.
Please note: The parking lot behind the Fed is for Hot Rhythm Holiday staff, band members, and instructors only. If you park there you will be towed.
Parking is at the Quarters Garage at 2222 Rio Grande. Enter at 2222 Rio Grande or the side entrance on 22 1/2 Street. Park in any undesignated space. For the shortest walking distance to the Fed leave by the Pearl St. exit. When leaving the Fed stop by the front desk to receive the code to exit the garage. We cannot post the code online.