Membership Information

IMPORTANT: D.S.D.A. Blue Suede Shoes is currently not able to provide membership with X-cards or BSS-card included. If you wish to become a member and participate in the regular events or practices that take place in X, you will be required to purchase your own X card. The board is working very hard to bring back the X card in the future. If you have any questions, please send an email to

Join our community of over 100 enthusiastic dancers! Our association is for everybody: people that start with dancing or have been dancing for a long time. People that train daily and people that dance once a week. Mingle in our diverse group of both Dutch and international members and find new friendships! Everything is possible and nothing mandatory. The association gives everyone the opportunity to develop themselves as a dancer (social or competitive), but also personally by joining a committee or a board.

Benefits for members

  • Awesome parties, practice hours, technique lessons, and social events! You get to know more people, make friends and dance to your heart’s content.
  • For students of any university, Blue Suede Shoes Membership includes a free X-Card (equivalent to €140), allowing participation in most X-TU Delft Facilities. See their website for more information. PhD students and TU Delft employees can also obtain the X-Card for a small additional fee.
  • A Blue Suede Shoes Members card that gives discount at the following businesses: Jetuelle, and Dansschool Wesseling.
  • A Knaek card that gives discount on different product and different stores in Delft.


If you are thinking about joining, you want to know what it will cost, and what you get in return. This is exactly the information the two tables below will supply you.

What does becoming a member get me?

A membership at Blue Suede Shoes will in the first place get you a spot in our fantastic community. Financially, you can get an idea by looking at the tables below.

Blue Suede Shoes eventsMembersNon-membersDiscount
Professional Workshops avg.€10 – €15€15 – €20-30%
Ballroom parties avg.€4.00€8.00-50%
Monthly Tango Café avg.Free!€2.50-100%
Weekly Ballroom practicesFree!€2.50-100%
Weekly practica tangoFree!€2.50-100%
Advantages for members
What to expectWhenBenefits
40 tango practicesThursdaysSave up to €100
40 ballroom practicesTuesdaysSave up to €100
8-10 Tango CafésEvery 3rd SaturdaySave up to €50
5-8 Ballroom PartiesAlmost every monthSave up to €32
12-15 Professional WorkshopsSave up to €40
Ballroom technique classesMondaysOnly available to members
Tango technique classesThursdaysOnly available to members
Social eventsEvery MonthOnly available to members
NTDS/ETDSYearlyOnly available to members
Possible membership gains

What does becoming a member cost?

There are a few membership types. These are outlined in the table below, as well as in the membership form.

Membership typeForYear membershipSemester membership*
Student – Including X-CardBachelor or Master from any university, or TU Delft PhD€ 105.00€ 52.50
TU Delft related – Including X-CardTU Delft Alumni and Employees€ 129.00€ 64.50
TU Delft related – With X-association-subscription, no X-cardTU Delft Alumni and Employees€ 105.00N/A
General – Excluding X-CardEveryone who does not want an X-Card. Be aware that with this type of membership you can only join activities which are not hosted in X (except for parties)€70N/A
OtherEveryone else, incl. PhDs from other universities€ 105.00N/A
Advantages for members

* A semester membership can only be selected if you want to become a member for the second semester, or if you can only be a member for half a year, e.g. for exchange students.

The membership types can be quite tricky, so we made a handy chart so you can choose the most suitable for you.

Become a Member

We are working on a digital subscription form. For now, download and fill in this membership form (2023-2024). Either give it to a board member on an event, or send a scan to

N.B. If you’re getting an X-card through the association, you can speed up the process of getting one by including your X client number in the message. (You can find this by logging in at X. Use the TU Delft login if that is applicable to you, you might need to give permission for sharing your info. Once logged in, you should see your ‘client number’ or ‘klantnummer’.)
With that number we can make sure to get you access to all the X facilities open to our members.

That’s all, welcome to the group!