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

Bayou Bedlam

Policies & Fees

General Policies

  • Attend at your own risk.
  • Do not attend if you are feeling unwell or test positive for Covid-19.
  • Masks are welcomed but not required.
  • Dancers younger than 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Bayou Bedlam is a smoke-free, alcohol-free, and fragrance-free event.

Full weekend options and fees

  • Register and pay online (preferred!)
  • Register and pay at the door with cash, check, credit card, or digital wallet

The early registration deadline is Friday, January 20, 2023 at midnight. If early registration is too low for a viable event, we will cancel and refund all money collected.

Fees for the Full Weekend
Adult$110 with discounts available*.
Student$40 with no other discounts. A student is an adult 18 through 25 who can show a student ID.
Adult Non-dancer$55 with no other discounts.
Under 18Welcome at no charge, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
*Adult discounts include
  • $10 per person for registration before Friday, January 20, 2023 at midnight, applied automatically
  • One $5 discount per person if HATDS or CDSS member OR Senior 65+

What's Included

The full weekend includes all dances and workshops plus Saturday continental breakfast, Saturday lunch, Sunday brunch, and snacks at the evening dances and throughout the weekend.

Scholarships

A limited number of work scholarships are available. Email info@bayoubedlam.org for more information.


Individual session options and fees

There is no pre-registration for individual sessions. Pay at the door with cash, check, credit card, or digital wallet.

Fees for Individual Sessions (Dancer)
Friday evening dance $35
Saturday morning with lunch $25
Saturday afternoon with lunch $25
Saturday daytime sessions with lunch $45
Saturday evening dance $35
Sunday brunch and dance $30
Dancers younger than 18 are welcome at no charge but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Individual Session Prices for Non-Dancers
Friday or Saturday evening dance $15
Saturday morning or afternoon (with lunch) $15
Saturday daytime sessions with lunch $30
Sunday brunch and dance $25

Refund Policy

If we have to cancel due to low early registration numbers (by Friday, January 20, 2023 at midnight), we will automatically refund all money collected.

Otherwise requests for full weekend refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. They must be made in writing by emailing info@bayoubedlam.org.

We may keep a small amount to cover our expenses.

Since events such as Bayou Bedlam lose money or barely break even in most years, please consider donating the amount of your fee instead of requesting a refund. We'll gladly give you a receipt for your donation.

There are no refunds for individual sessions.

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
~ Vicki Baum