Bayou Bedlam, the contra dance weekend in Houston, Texas Bayou Bedlam, the contra dance weekend in Houston, Texas

Dance with us in 2018

We will be bringing The Ripples with caller Dugan Murphy the weekend of February 9-11, 2018. Save the date!

The Ripples and Dugan Murphy

Bayou Bedlam is the Houston, Texas weekend of contra dancing, food, and friendship. It takes place every February and features nationally known, or soon-to-be known, bands and callers.

Every Bayou Bedlam features a Friday night dance, various workshops during the day on Saturday, a Saturday buffet lunch, a Saturday night dance, and a fabulous, famous Sunday brunch and dance.

Bayou Bedlam is produced by the Houston Area Traditional Dance Society. For information about HATDS, the regular contra dances in Houston, or contra dancing in general, see the HATDS web site at hatds.org.

We maintain a history of the Texas contra dance weekends, including Bayou Bedlam, on our history page.

Bayou Bedlam is a smoke-free, alcohol-free, and fragrance-free event.

We love volunteers!

Please help make Bayou Bedlam a success by volunteering on the committee and/or a little bit of time over the weekend. Your helping hands will make a difference, and you'll have fun, too!

If you'd like to be part of the planning committee, email BB18@hatds.org.

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