HATDS is a membership organization, although membership is not required for attendance at our dances.
Dues support the administration of HATDS such as web hosting, name badges, supplies for the dances, insurance, sound equipment maintenance and replacement, and equipment storage costs. 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 contra dances and at Bayou Bedlam. Members also receive special newsletters and a name tag for use at the dances, can opt-in to text alerts, have voting privileges, and may serve on our board and organizing committees.
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.