Seattle Highland Dance Association
Membership - 2011-2012
The Seattle Highland Dancing Association (SHDA) was founded in 1950 by parents and teachers to
promote Highland dance and to preserve the Scottish heritage and culture. SHDA is a parent-sponsored
association that continues that endeavor as a volunteer parent organization and is affiliated with the
Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD), the worldwide governing body for highland dancing.
SHDA membership is open to all residents of FUSTA's Northwest Region. For dancers under the
age of 18, membership is granted to a parent / legal guardian and all dancers in a single family who
reside at the same address. For dancers 18 or over, membership is granted to the dancer.
As a member of SHDA, you become eligible to:
Compete in SHDA-sponsored competitions in and around the Seattle area. SHDA sponsors three
competitions each year in the fall, winter, and spring.
Participate in the judges’ workshops, usually held the day after a competition.
Vote and elect boardmembers at the SHDA Annual Meeting.
Receive entries by mail, emergency and special notifications via email and up to date info via web
Receive funding for Regional representatives to attend USIR National Championships- those who
have competed in at least two SHDA competitions.
Annual membership fees: (Please see next page for guidelines and mailing instructions.) (Over)
Annual Membership runs from June 1, 2011 - May 31, 2012
Early Bird Family Membership Fee (*Must be postmarked by September 15, 2011
Deadline is strictly enforced*)
Regular Family Membership Fee (Postmarked September 16, 2011- May 31, 2012) $25
First Time Member Only Family Membership Fee (Postmarked March 1, 2012-May 31, ‘12) $15
SHDA Membership Form
Member Name (over18)
City, State Zip Area Code / Phone No.
E-Mail address Dance Teacher
Dancer Name(s) Birthdate(s) FUSTA Number(s)
MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES & MAILING
All dancers must have SHDA Membership paid in full before they will be allowed to dance at
any SHDA-sponsored competition.
Membership Guidelines: A Parent/Guardian applies as the member if the dancer is under 18.
The Dancer may apply as member if 18 or over.
Membership Fees: Membership fees are paid annually for the dance year, which runs from June
1st thorough May 31st. Members may join at any time during the dance year, and membership
fees are based on the date you register, as follows:
Early Bird Family Membership: To encourage families to register early, we offer a discount to
families who send their membership fees by September 15th. Your early payment of membership
fees helps SHDA secure dance venues and make other pre-payments needed for a successful dance
year. The fee for Early-Bird Family Membership is $20 PROVIDED your membership payment
is postmarked no later than September 15th. (Please note that in fairness to everyone, this
deadline is strictly enforced.)
Regular Family Membership: The fee for Regular Family Membership is $25. This is the fee
paid by families who register after September 15th.
First Time Member Only Family Membership: For families who have never been a member of
SHDA, we offer a First Time Family Membership if you join SHDA AFTER the Winter Competition,
which is usually held in February. The fee for First Time Family Membership is $15.
If you wish to receive a Membership card, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope
with your membership form and payment.
SHDA receives no outside funding. We are self-supporting through our membership and
dance registration fees. Please be sure to pay the correct amount. If you are not sure how
much to pay, please contact an SHDA Boardmember.
Make Checks payable to SHDA and mail to:
SHDA Membership Secretary
10011 21st Ave West #B
Everett, WA 98204