Houston Area Traditional Dance Society


Let's cut to the chase: You can join online OR 1) fill out the form, 2) print the last page, and 3) bring it to a dance or mail it in.

But if you want to know more, keep reading!


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

Membership dues support the administration of HATDS. Web hosting, name badges, supplies for the dances, insurance, and sound equipment maintenance and replacement are some of the items supported by dues. 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.

Since HATDS is a 501(c)3 educational organization whose membership dues are less than $75, those dues are tax deductible. For details, see IRS Publication 526, page 4, Membership fees or dues.

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.

Current Membership Rates (same rates for years!)

Full year (September through August)

Half year: (if joining after February)

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

How to Join

You may join online using PayPal, or fill in the form online, print it out, and mail it or bring it to a dance. Membership forms are also available at any dance.