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

Bayou Bedlam 2020

We're hard at work for 2020. The dates are February 14-16, the band is Pete's Posse, and the caller is Susan Michaels. Save the date!

Pete's Posse Susan Michaels

Volunteers Appreciated!

Please help make Bayou Bedlam a success by volunteering on the committee and/or a little bit of time over the weekend. As you can tell from the photo below taken at Slice 'n Dice, we mix work with pleasure.

Please join us! Email vol@bayoubedlam.org for more information.

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What is Bayou Bedlam?

It's 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, 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 website 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.

Why attend Bayou Bedlam?

You'll be joining dancers from all over Texas, the United States, and occasionally even foreign countries. Bayou Bedlam is also a great value for your money; in fact, we believe that it is one of the best values in contra dance weekend festivals. Here's why:

Please join us!