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

Bayou Bedlam

For Houston Area Dancers

Our regular second Saturday dance in February is cancelled. The Saturday night dance of Bayou Bedlam takes its place and is held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, not at our regular dance location.

We hope that you will register for the full weekend. Not only will you have a blast, your dancing will improve as you learn and practice skills that we don't always teach at our regular dances.

But if you can only attend part-time, be aware that the admission price for most individual sessions is $30 per person, payable at the door.

HATDS members qualify for a $5 discount at one session of $30 or more. If you're not a member, click here to join.

You may pay at the door with cash, check, or credit card. Young people under 18 are admitted free of charge but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Our caller this year, Gaye Fifer, will be using gender-free terms such as larks and robins in her teaching and calling.

Please Volunteer!

Producing an event such as Bayou Bedlam requires many helping hands. There are several ways you can help; here are three of them:

1. Offer Home Hospitality

We are always looking for home hospitality for our out-of-town guests. If you can offer sleeping space, please click the button to submit your offer to our housing coordinator. Even if you are not able to attend all or part of Bayou Bedlam this year, please consider hosting out-of-town dancers.

2. Come to Slice 'n Dice

Join us!

Volunteers are needed at the annual Slice 'n Dice party, an open-to-all gath­er­ing where the food prepar­ation begins. Come join us around 6:30 pm on the Wednesday before the Bayou Bedlam weekend (Feb. 7 this year). We'll meet at Alice's home at 921 Judiway, 77018 (the house in the back). Bring your own knives and cutting boards.

3. Help During the Weekend

There are several jobs that need doing over the course of the weekend, none of which require much time. Click the button to see a list and to sign up to help.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands—one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
~ Audrey Hepburn