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Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

All HATDS in-person events remain suspended until further notice.

About This Site

We are fortunate to have had three talented and generous graphic designers in our dance community: Mike Head, Lauren Singer, and Jan Bloom. Not only does their work appear on this site, but also on anything else HATDS-related: T-shirts, tote bags, aprons, fliers, letterhead, and business cards. HATDS would be much poorer without them.

We are grateful to everyone who has contributed photographs or videos, including Lauren Singer, Janet Roberts, Celene Billings, Hannah Hildebrandt, David Bagstad, Michelle Lynksey, and Keith Holmes.

Each of the graphics on this site is copyrighted by the creator of the work and is used with permission.

All HATDS sites, including bayoubedlam.org and setforspring.org (when hosted by HATDS), are coded to current, internationally-accepted standards and should display quickly and accurately in most modern, up-to-date web browsers on mobile or desktop devices. They should be readable and useful but may be less functional and attractive on some older devices, operating systems, and browsers. Supporting older technology with a very small user base is not worth the time and effort required.

To report an error (no matter how small) or to make a suggestion or to comment about any HATDS-hosted website, please email our webmaster. No solicitations, please.

For a trip through time, see hatds.org on the Internet Wayback Machine.

The HATDS websites are made possible by membership dues. If you are not a member, please consider joining!

Privacy

We do not use any web beacons, tracking software or services, or cookies on any HATDS website including hatds.org, bayoubedlam.org, and the Set for Spring website when hosted on hatds.org.

The HATDS membership pages and the registration systems of Bayou Bedlam and Set for Spring (when it's produced by HATDS) temporarily store data on your device. This data can only be accessed by the HATDS web page that writes the data and is deleted at the end of the registration session or when you close the browser tab or window, whichever comes first.

Most third party websites that are linked on hatds.org or used by HATDS, such as Facebook, Google, MailChimp, PayPal, and SignUp Genius, do set cookies, track users, and have their own privacy policies. A notable exception is DuckDuckGo, which we use for our site search feature; DDG does not collect private data or track users.

See the Related Links below for the privacy policies of these third party sites.

Rosters

Information that you give us through registration forms stays with us and is never sold or given to any other individual or organization, including dance groups. There are three exceptions to this:

  • The membership roster, which is sent to members only. Members have the opportunity to prevent their contact details from being included on that roster, and members are requested to use the roster for personal, non-commercial use only.
  • We sometimes create a roster of full-time Bayou Bedlam attendees and share it with those attendees. Registrants have the opportunity to opt-out of their information being disseminated and are requested to use the roster for personal, non-commercial use only.
  • Set for Spring is, to a degree, a collaboration between dance groups in Texas and Oklahoma. Organizers in each city share the rosters of attendees with the other organizers for the specific purpose of notifying past attendees of the next Set for Spring event.

    If you've attended Set for Spring and would like to have your name removed from future mailings, contact the current host city. Please be aware that since there is no central administration of SFS, there is no guarantee that your contact information will be permanently removed or flagged as “Do Not Contact”, although we here at HATDS will certainly honor your request if it is forwarded to us.

Questions? Contact the board or the webmaster.

While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance. ~ Hans Bos