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

BB19 Schedule

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Last updated 12/01/2018.

Friday, February 8
7:00–8:00 pm Registration
8:00–11:00 pm Dance all evening with Dana and Nova
Saturday, February 9
9:30–10:00 am Coffee, continental breakfast, and registration.
10:00–Noon It's All in the Details with Dana and the BB Festival Band
12:15–1:30 pm Lunch by Alice and the All Star Chefs
1:30–2:30 pm Music and Mood with Dana and Nova
2:30–4:30 pm Open Callers' Mic (limited slots) with Nova
4:30–8:00 pm Dinner on your own
8:00–11:00 pm Dance all evening with Dana and Nova
Sunday, February 10
10:30 am–Noon Brunch by Alice and the All Star Chefs
Noon–2:00 pm Something Borrowed with Dana and Nova
2:00–2:30 pm Cleanup and move out.

Workshops

It's all in the Details
What makes a good dance partner? The best dancers take care of others on the dance floor, help keep everyone on time, and can communicate without words. Improve your awareness on the dance floor and improve your style.
Music and Mood
This workshop focuses on the relationship between the dancers and the band. How does the band change the music to fit the dances and dancers? What about dancers setting the mood for the musicians? We play with the most important, yet often forgotten, dynamic in contra dance. 
Something Borrowed
Dances featuring figures borrowed primarily from square dancing and English county dancing. 

For the good are always the merry, Save by an evil chance;
And the merry love the fiddle, And the merry love to dance.
~ from The Fiddler of Dooney ~ William Butler Yeats