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

Bayou Bedlam

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Bayou Bedlam is the contra dance festival in Houston, Texas. We've decided to scale back the 2022 festival—our 28th—to a double dance on February 12.

We will feature Rebekah Valencia (OKC) calling to the music of Audrey Knuth (California) and Kendall Rogers (Houston).

Audrey, Kendall, Rebekah
Audrey (fiddle), Kendall (piano and guitar), and Rebekah


Registration is open.

  • Date: Saturday, February 12.
  • Times: The afternoon dance runs from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, the evening dance from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.
  • Fee: The $40 registration fee includes both dances. There are no discounts nor the option to register for only one of the dances. Snacks will be provided but dinner is on your own.
  • Children younger than 12 are free; 12 and older are full price.
  • Minors younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All must be vaccinated in compliance with the terms below and must be registered at the same time as their parent or guardian.
  • All attendees must provide proof of a booster or second Covid vaccination within the last six months and before January 28. No exceptions. All participants must upload an image of their vaccine card during registration.
  • Attendance is limited to 100 participants with a minimum of 50 needed. There are 76 spaces remaining.
  • All attendees must register online in advance. Walk-ins are not allowed and can not be accommodated.
  • Registration closes February 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM.
  • We are not offering hospitality through the registration process. Feel free to contact your Houston friends or see our lodging page for more information.
  • Bayou Bedlam will be held at a hall with a great sprung wood floor. Details will be provided after registration.
  • The full Terms of Attendance and Waiver of Liability are on the terms page. The Refunds Policy is on this page.

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We are looking forward to holding Bayou Bedlam, but it's possible that we may have to cancel due to unfavorable Covid trends. We will also cancel if fewer than 50 people register. If we cancel, all money collected will be refunded.