Who operates the Texas Dance Hall Tour (TDHT)?
The Texas Dance Hall Tour is fully operated by Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel.
What is the Texas Dance Hall Tour?
The TDHT concept is providing a week-long event, or a “Land Cruise” as we’re calling it, touring and showcasing the chosen historic dance halls here in Texas. Accommodations, transportation, daytime activities, dinners and concerts will be provided and make up the “packages” we’re selling. Note: What amenities you receive are based on the package option you choose.
What is the role of the Texas Dance Hall Preservation (TDHP)?
The TDHP will be the beneficiary of our sponsors for the TDHT. They will also be volunteers at the event, helping with activities, as well as educating everyone on the history of our dance halls and what they can do to help support them.
Can I bring my child on the TDHT?
Yes, this is an all ages event. Any participant under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all TDHT events.
How do I purchase Packages for the TDHT?
To purchase your package, click this link. Enter your personal information and choose from one of the four packages available. Once submitted, you will be contacted within 48 business hours by TDHT staff to process the reservation and take payment. Your reservation is not confirmed until payment is received. All reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.
How do I pay for my purchase?
TDHT staff will contact you to process your reservation and take payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. You may also send a personal check, which must be received within five business days of making your reservation and be for the full amount due. Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 463, Austin, TX 78767. Checks should be made payable to Bismeaux Productions.
If I have an emergency, or need to cancel my purchase, what do I do?
All cancellations must be made in writing, signed by the participant and mailed to Bismeaux Productions (P.O. Box 463, Austin, TX 78767) or communicated via email to email@example.com. A TDHT representative will confirm written notice of cancellation. You will receive 50% of your total payment back if your cancellation notice is received by January 20, 2017. NO REFUNDS will be given if the written cancellation notice is received after January 20, 2017.
If I have to cancel, can I send someone else in my place?
Yes, a substitute may attend the Tour in your place. However, you are responsible for all financial obligations and our Terms & Conditions in the event the substitute fails to comply with them. You must provide written notice of the substitution by January 20, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing the substitute’s full name, email address and phone number. TDHT will not be involved in any monetary transactions related to a substitution – the original purchaser will not be refunded, nor will we take payment from the substitute. We will do our best to accommodate all guests, but any substitution after January 20, 2017 can only be made upon TDHT’s approval. If we are unable to accommodate the substitution, our cancellation policy, described in the answer above, will go into effect.
Can I purchase individual tickets at each show if I don’t buy a package?
No, only packages will be sold for the Tour.
Do packages 1-4 let me see the same concerts?
Yes, packages 1-4 allow the same access to concerts. Packages 5 & 6 only provide access to concerts on Friday and Saturday.
If TDHT is sold out, is there a waiting list?
Yes, we will have a waiting list that will be based on the time the reservation request form is received. If someone cancels, we will contact you and you will have 24 hours to take their place.
What transportation is provided by the TDHT?
TDHT provides transportation to official TDHT events and activities for guests who have purchased either the “Texas Two-Step Package” or the “Cotton Eye Joe Package.” These packages include transportation to all official daytime events and concerts. There is no transportation provided for guests who purchase the “Independent Travelers,” “Individual Traveler,” or “Weekender” packages.
If I purchased the “Texas Two Step” or “Cotton-Eye Joe” package, what airport should I fly into and will you provide transportation to/from the airport?
We recommend that you fly into San Antonio. The Hyatt Place San Antonio-North/Stone Oak is where we will be staying for the first three nights, and there will be complimentary shuttle transportation to the hotel from the San Antonio airport.
Ideally, you would fly out of Austin, but we will provide transportation to both the San Antonio and Austin airports on Sunday, March 26, for flights that leave at 12pm or later.
If I/we choose to handle our own travel, can we participate in the daytime activities?
Yes, all guests are invited to participate in the daytime activities outside of what is provided on-site at our hotel partners for the “Texas Two-Step”and “Cotton Eye Joe”Packages. You will just need to provide your own transportation to and from these events.
What food is provided by the “Texas Dance Hall Tour”?
Dinner will be provided at the events on the evenings of March 21st thru 25th. We will not be able to accommodate anyone with food allergies. If you have any food allergies and choose to partake in any meals provided by the TDHT you do so at your own risk.
What does drinks provided mean?
Water, soda, wine, beer and liquor will be provided at the shows free of charge by our exclusive sponsors. The TDHT has the right to cut anyone off from alcohol consumption due to misconduct at any time they see fit.
Is there any reserved seating for concerts?
No, these dance halls are meant to have the dance floor open and available to dance. Tables, benches and chairs will be setup along the sides and in the back on a first come, first served basis.