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Federation Member Clubs do not restrict membership because of race, creed, or color, and are under adult supervision (small children must be supervised by an adult).
To apply for membership with the Federation as a Member Club, you must complete and submit various Club Membership and Dance Insurance forms and meet the standard criteria as set forth in Sections A, B, C, and D of the Federation bylaws. Section E of the bylaws sets forth the three separate categories of Club Membership: Regular, Multiple-Night (or Multiple-Day), and Exhibition.
The Federation also offers Associate Membership for interested individuals and organizatons.
To make new friends. To learn new dances. To be eligible for scholarships to folk dance camps and institutes. To get coverage by dance insurance. To obtain access to video and print libraries of music and costumes.
For costume information, members may contact
Bechen Barber Email
CRITERIA FOR MEMBER CLUBS
A. Standards for Club Membership
B. Initial Qualifying Procedure
C. Subsequent Qualifying Procedure
Annual renewal Club Application or Renewal (available under "Publications" in the "Package"), signed by an officer the club, verifying compliance with the standards of club membership, as defined in item "A" above, must be submitted with the required renewal and Dance Insurance Fees.
D. Participating Status
Participating Status shall be instated when a certificate of liability insurance coverage has been received from the insurance provider and the club's delegate or alternate atends the second of two Federation Council Meetings.
Attendance shall be considered valid when the delegate or alternate signs in within 45 minutes of the scheduled starting time of the Council Meeting. A club maintains Participating Status until such time as the delegate or alternate misses three (3) consecutive Federation Council Meetings.
If a meeting is held without a quorum, the attendance by a delegate or alternate to such an unofficial meeting shall count towards the number of meetings attended.
E. Annual Renewal
A club must return a signed form to the Treasurer verifying compliance with the standards of club membership, and accompanied with the annual renewal fee.
A club's membership is terminated when the renewal fee is not submitted within one month of the due date. To renew membership, a club must submit the signed renewal form, pay the annual dues, and pay a reinstatement fee as specified in the Federation's Standing Rules.
F. Regular, Multiple-Night, and Exhibition Membership Criteria