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Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

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


Current HATDS memberships have been extended through August 2022. If you are a current member and would like to remain so, no action is needed on your part. If you have moved and/or are no longer interested in receiving HATDS member benefits, please email our membership coordinator and request to have your membership cancelled.


HATDS is a membership organization, although membership is normally not required for attendance at our dances.

When dances resume, they will initially be limited to members only.

Dues support the administration of HATDS such as web hosting, name badges, supplies for the dances, insurance, and sound equipment maintenance and replacement. Dues also provide us with a cushion when dances do not break even, as is often the case.

In return for their support, members receive a discount at regular dances and at Bayou Bedlam. Members receive a special name tag for use at the dances, have voting privileges, and may serve on our board of directors.

HATDS is a 501(c)3 educational organization. Donations and even annual dues given to HATDS may be tax deductible (depends on your situation).

Membership is limited to adults age 18 or older, with discounts given for students and seniors.

The HATDS membership year is September 1st through August 31st. Member­ships created or renewed in August are effective immediately and are good through the following August.

Membership Rates

Full year (September through August):

  • Individual: $20.00
  • Household: $30.00
  • Senior (65+), student (18-25) with ID: $10.00
  • Senior Household: $15.00

Half year: (if joining after February):

  • Individual: $10.00
  • Household: $15.00
  • Senior (65+), student (18-25) with ID: $5.00
  • Senior Household: $7.50

To qualify for the Senior Household rate, one member of that household must be 65 or older.

How to Join

We prefer that you join online using PayPal, or fill in the form online, print it out, and mail it or bring it to a dance, as that reduces data entry errors. However, membership forms are also available at any dance.