About This Site
We are fortunate to have two talented and generous graphic designers in our dance community, Jan Bloom and Lauren Singer. 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, and Keith Holmes.
Each of the graphics on this site is copyrighted by the creator of the work and is used with permission.
This site is hand-coded to internationally accepted current standards (HTML5 and CSS3) and should display quickly and accurately in any modern, up-to-date web browser. It should be readable and useful but somewhat less functional and attractive on older operating systems, browsers, and monitors.
To report an error (no matter how small) or to make a suggestion or to comment about this web site, please email our webmaster. No solicitations, please.
The HATDS web site is made possible by membership dues. If you are not a member, please consider joining!
We do not use any web beacons, tracking software or services, or cookies on the HATDS web site itself. We don't care about your web browser, your operating system, or who referred you to this site. We're just glad that you're here.
Third party web sites that are linked on hatds.org or used by HATDS, such as Google, MailChimp, and SignUpGenius, do set cookies, track users, and have their own privacy policies. See the Related Links below.
Information that you give us through registration forms stays with us and is never sold or given to any other individual or organization, including contra dance groups. There are three exceptions to this:
The membership roster, which is mailed to members only. Members have the opportunity to prevent their contact details from being printed on that roster, and members are requested to use the roster for personal, non-commercial use only.
We sometimes create a roster of Bayou Bedlam attendees and share it with those attendees. When you register, you have the opportunity to opt-out of your information being disseminated, and attendees are requested to use the roster for personal, non-commercial use only.
- Set for Spring is, to a degree, a collaboration between the dance groups in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Oklahoma City. 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