Bayou Bedlam is Houston's annual contra dance festival. The 2020 festival, our 26th, takes place February 14-16 and features Susan Michaels calling to Pete's Posse. As usual, we include Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch prepared by Alice Bohlae and her All Star Chefs, and snacks throughout the weekend.
English Country Dance at First UU Church. Since January has an extra Thursday, we've decided to have an extra ECD.
The George Ranch Historical Park presents Victorians Behaving Badly, a fun evening of late 19th Century dance, parlor games, and food. The event takes place in a lovely old dance hall. The dance portion is being produced by HATDS and features Grant Goodyear and Subject to Change. HATDS members receive a discount. Click for details.
HATDS will have a special dance featuring easy, fun, old-time square dances. It will be led by Steve Bing at the West U Community Center. Usual times and prices apply.
There will also be a special old time Contra Chestnuts dance in Austin that same evening. Details are on this page.
HATDS is hosting the annual English Country dance weekend Set for Spring in March. The weekend filled up in November and registration has been closed since then. If you have not already registered, you may not attend any part of the weekend.
There will not be a contra dance on March 21.
The contra dance that would normally be held on March 21 will be held on March 28 instead.
When in Doubt, Swing!, the Dallas contradance festival, takes place April 24-26. Details on NTTDS.org.
Each evening of contra dancing can not happen without several helping hands. Please lend yours!
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