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

For Houston Area Dancers

The Saturday night dance of Bayou Bedlam takes the place of our regular second Saturday dance. We will be at the KC Hall, not at our normal location.

We hope that you will come for all or part of the weekend events. Not only will you have a blast, your dancing will improve as you learn and practice skills that we don't teach at our regular dances. See the schedule page for this year's workshops.

But if you can attend only some of the events, be aware that the admission price for each evening dance and all day Sunday is $25 per person payable with cash or check. As usual, young people under 18 are admitted free of charge but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

HATDS Members qualify for a $5 discount at one $25 session. See the note about Attending Part Time at the bottom of the Registration Information page.

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.

2. Come to Slice 'n Dice

Volunteers are needed at the annual Slice 'n Dice party, an open-to-all gathering where the food preparation begins. Come join us around 7:00 pm on the Wednesday before the Bayou Bedlam weekend (Feb. 6 this year). We'll meet at Alice's home at 921 Judiway, 77018. 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. See the Volunteer Page for a list.

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