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General Info

What is Texas Twisters?

Simply put, we are a group of gay men and women who love to Country Western dance.  The group began in August 2000 largely through the efforts of our first Chair, Dave Hayes.


Texas Twisters is a proud member of The International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs.


Texas Twisters is also a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Our beneficiaries for the 2007-2008 fiscal year are the Resource Center of Dallas and Samaritan House (Fort Worth).

Do I have to be gay to join?
  No, although the group is largely comprised of gay folk, membership is open to anyone with an open mind and an interest in Country Western dance.
What do you guys do?

Why, we dance of course!  <grin>  We do line dances and all varieties of Country Western couples dance:  Waltz, Two-step, Three-step, Shuffle, Cha-Cha, West and East Coast Swing.  We hold dance clinics and workshops open to the general public; raise money for local charities. We have "social nights" where the club members show up at an area C&W club to dance, and we have the occasional party or two.


Our goals are:

  1. To promote country western music and dance.

  2. To raise money for our local community charities.

  3. To Establish/maintain a dance team for performances and/or competition.

 What is your "Dance Team"?
  Texas Twisters' performance/competition dance team performs line- and couples-dance routines at events such as conventions, fundraising shows, etc.  The team is made up of a subset of our members who enjoy the aspects of public performance/competition and who are willing/able to commit a high level of personal time and resources.  For more information, visit our "Team Twister" page.


What benefits does membership provide?
Reduced rates for workshops, dances and social events (the ones that aren't already free, that is)
Access to the members only area of this website (coming soon)
Voting privileges at meetings
Option to get a free e-mail account at the texastwisters.org domain
Option to be listed in our Links section under "Members"
Use of the Twister Tokens system (more info...)
How much are membership dues?
  Membership dues vary based on when you register, as follows:
If you register during this period... dues for a "Single" membership are dues for a "Couples*" membership are
Oct. 1 - Dec. 31 $30.00 $50.00
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 $22.50 $37.50
Apr. 1 - June 30 $15.00 $25.00
July 1 - Sept. 30 $7.50 $12.50

* Couples must live in the same household
How do I become a member?
  Membership is open to anyone interested in Country Western dance, and becoming a member is as simple as submitting your registration and payment for dues.  There are two membership registration options:
Online Membership Registration

Click the link above to register using our online membership registration form.  This method of registration uses PayPal to pay membership dues, so you will need a valid PayPal member account.

There is a nominal processing fee for online membership registration.

Paper Membership Registration (Adobe Acrobat)

Click the link above to print our entire brochure. Fill out the membership registration portion, detach it, and mail it to us.  Don't forget to include your check if you choose that option to pay the membership dues.
  Don't have the Adobe Acrobat Reader?  Download it here.  It's free!


Our Board Members (2008-2009):
Chair - Vacant.  
Vice Chair  - Vacant.
Treasurer/Acting Chair - "Original" Bob L.  view email address
Secretary - Gene S.
Public Relations / Publicity - Vacant
Membership Chair - Rene G.
Our Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 192315, Dallas, TX  75219-2315
Our Bylaws:
  With the approval of the bylaws on September 11, 2000, Texas Twisters was officially formed.  Here are the bylaws in a choice of formats:
DOC -- Microsoft Word
HTML -- As a web page
PDF -- Adobe Acrobat
  Don't have the Adobe Acrobat Reader?  Download it here.  It's free!
PDF -- Determination Letter
PDF -- Articles of Incorporation
Twister Tokens:
  More Information on Twister Tokens can be found in the following documents.
DOC -- Microsoft Word
PDF -- Adobe Acrobat
Expense Reimbursement Request Form:
  Use the following form to submit a request for reimbursement of pre-approved club expenses and to claim Twister Tokens.
DOC -- Microsoft Word

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Last update: May 26, 2009.