Dear TBDC Friends,
The TBDC membership options for June 2018-May 2019 are explained below. As you review your options, please keep in mind that when you miss a TBDC event to travel, to attend a wedding, or to visit relatives, TBDC must still pay the bills for its monthly dance: rental of the dance space ($400), DJ (at least $250), band ($600-$875). To support TBDC throughout the year—even when you can’t attend a dance—please consider joining TBDC as a Sustaining, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Member. For those who prefer, the Basic Membership will remain $35 for 2018‑19!
TBDC Basic Membership. Basic Membership in TBDC is $35 ($70/couple). Admission to monthly dances for basic members is $8 ($16/couple) paid at the door. The basic member who attends all twelve TBDC dances enjoys an annual savings of $13 ($26/couple) over non‑members.
Student Sustaining Membership. Most of our student guests can attend no more than eight dances during the dance year. The student who would like to be a Sustaining Member may join TBDC for $25, which includes pre-paid admission to all twelve 2018-19 TBDC dance events. Student Sustaining Members pay nothing at the door for monthly dances!
TBDC Sustaining Membership. Will you be on vacation in July or visiting family in December? Regardless of whether you attend a monthly dance, TBDC has monthly bills to pay. To support TBDC’s events even when they are on the road, our faithful Sustaining Members prepay for all twelve dances at a discounted rate: $115 ($230/couple). The Sustaining Member pays nothing at the door! The Sustaining Member who does attend all twelve dances pre-pays less than $7/dance for an annual savings of $16 ($32/couple) over Basic Members and $29 ($58) over non-members.
TBDC Bronze Membership. The dancer who wishes to join TBDC, prepay for twelve dances, and make an additional donation is invited to renew as a TBDC Bronze Member: $150 ($300/couple). The Bronze Member pays nothing at the door; and, unless one requests otherwise, TBDC Bronze Members will be recognized in a quarterly newsletter. This averages $12.50/dance ($25/couple/dance).
TBDC Silver Membership. The dancer who wishes to join TBDC, prepay for twelve dances, and make a larger donation is invited to renew as a TBDC Silver Member: $200 ($400/couple). The Silver Member pays nothing at the door; and, unless one requests otherwise, the TBDC Silver Member will be recognized in a quarterly newsletter.
TBDC Gold Membership. The Gold Membership is for those who are willing and able to support the club more substantially: $250 ($500/couple). This includes both dues and prepaid admission to twelve dances. The Gold Member pays nothing at the door; and, unless one requests otherwise, TBDC Gold Members will be recognized in a quarterly newsletter.
TBDC Platinum Membership. Would you like to pick the theme and the music for a dance? The TBDC Platinum Membership is for you! The Platinum membership is $1000, which includes membership and prepaid admission for two to twelve dances, and the opportunity to pick the theme and music for the night: The Tradewinds, a DJ Jimmy, or any comparable band or DJ. (Please notify a TBDC board member with your preferences before the June meeting of the TBDC Board. (Bands for 2019 will be booked in late June and July.) Platinum Members pay nothing at the door; and, unless one requests otherwise, TBDC Platinum Members will be recognized in a quarterly newsletter.
Please complete a membership form and submit with your payment. Thank you for your participation and support.
Mohamed Abdel-Ghany - Jeri Acton - Bob & Nina Barnes - Dale & Jeana Cramer - John Gillum - Dottie Koch - Kelley Lea - Eli & Betty Neidert - Leon & Bobbie Vaughn- Allen Wadsworth - Jimmy & Clara Warren - George Winter
Scott Hestevold (Club President) & Regina Noland (Lessons Coord.)
TBDC would like to welcome you as a member of our club! Basic Membership to the club is $35/year. To become a member of the Tuscaloosa Ballroom Dance Club, you may download the Membership Form above and then send it to the mailing address listed on the form. Members may elect to support the club at additional levels as explained in this letter from our president. Levels are: Sustaining, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum.
Individuals or couples that are first-time participants in the Introductory Dance Lessons receive free membership for the current dance year (June-May) and pay member rates to attend dances. We hope new participants in our classes will rejoin as members at the end of the dance year.
Please note, membership to the club is contingent upon approval by the Board of Directors.