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

Bayou Bedlam


You must agree to the Terms of Attendance and Waiver of Liability in order to register and attend this dance.

Terms of Attendance

  • All attendees must register, pay, and provide proof of Covid vaccination in advance. No walk-ins are allowed.
  • Proof of vaccination for Covid-19 is required for each person regardless of age, whether previously diagnosed with Covid-19 or not. The most recent vaccination, either a booster or a second shot of a two-shot regimen, must be after August 12 and before January 28.
  • Vaccination proof must be uploaded as part of the registration process. The proof must be an image file in JPEG or PNG (not PDF!) format and smaller than 4 MB.
  • HATDS members who provided vaccination proof in November must provide proof again. See the note below for the reasons.

Explanation for HATDS members…

  • In November there was no Omicron variant. Omicron is bypassing the orginal vaccines, causing many breakthrough infections. Only those who are boostered or recently vaccinated have a reasonable but not guaranteed degree of protection.
  • In November we didn't care about the dates of vaccination. This time we do.
  • As promised, we didn't keep copies of the cards emailed or uploaded in November. This time we will, in secure storage that is not accessible from the internet. We're hoping to not have to request proof again.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

  • Registration and attendance is contingent upon verification of vaccination by a member of the HATDS Safety Team.
  • Minors younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged but not required.
  • HATDS reserves the right to cancel this event for any reason, including adverse Covid trends or an insufficient number of registrants. We use email and this website to publicize changes in plans.

The Refund Policy is on this page.

Waiver of Liability

By registering for and attending this dance:

  • You acknowledge that the close physical contact inherent in contra dancing involves risks, including the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by asymptomatic, fully vaccinated individuals.
  • You accept those risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of any others whom you register.
  • You acknowledge that no vaccine can totally prevent infection by SARS-CoV-2.
  • You agree that the HATDS Board of Directors, the management of the dance venue, and the volunteers, caller(s), and musicians organizing and working this event, as well as the other attendees, are not liable for any illness or injury that may result from your participation at this event.
  • You agree to not attend if you are feeling unwell or test positive for Covid-19.
  • You agree to email if you test positive for Covid-19 in the days after the dance so that we can notify the other attendees of a possible exposure. Your name will be kept strictly confidential.