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Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

About This Site

We are fortunate to have had four talented and generous graphic designers in our dance community: Mike Head, Lauren Singer, Jan Bloom, and Emma Day-Gennett. Not only does their work appear on this site, but also on anything else HATDS-related: T-shirts, tote bags, aprons, fliers, letterhead, business cards, and social media. 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, Emma Day-Gennett, Hannah Hildebrandt, David Bagstad, Michelle Lynksey, Michele Russell, Cami Crawford, 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 and (when hosted by HATDS), are coded to international standards and should display quickly and accurately in most modern web browsers on both mobile and 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 on the Internet Wayback Machine.

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


We do not use any cookies, web beacons, tracking software or tracking services on any HATDS website including,, and the Set for Spring website when hosted on, with the following exceptions:

1) The HATDS membership join/renew pages and the registration systems of special events such as Bayou Bedlam temporarily store a very small amount of data on your device so that the information you enter is not lost between page views. That data is deleted at the end of the registration session or when you close your browser tab.

2) JavaScript is used to store, retrieve, and ultimately delete that temporary data. It is required for the online payment process to work. A small amount of JavaScript is also used for navigation throughout the HATDS sites.

3) Third party websites that are linked on 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 personal data or track users.

See the Related Links below for the privacy policies of these third party sites and for tips from the FTC on protecting your data online.


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 two 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.
  • 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