JOIN OUR TEAM
How do I join?
I missed your newcomer practice. Can I still join?
Is there an age requirement?
Yes. For insurance, liability, and logistical reasons our team's membership is limited to individuals of college-age and above (18+).
If you are interested in lion/dragon dance for your child, we are friendly with several local teams which are able to accommodate younger members. Reach out to us and we can put you in touch!
What prior experience do I need before joining?
No experience is necessary! An interest in the art of lion dancing and/or martial arts is all that you need to be a part of TDDT. We will work with you regardless of your skill level or prior experience.
Do I need to know martial arts?
Knowledge of or background in martial arts, while helpful, is not necessary! We will teach you everything that you need to know.
Do I need to be in shape?
If you are not currently in shape then we will get you in shape! All you need to do is to attend practices regularly.
Do I need a car?
While having a car in Texas can be very beneficial, it is not a prerequisite for team membership. If you require assistance getting to a performance, we will arrange transportation.
Are there dues?
We understand that dues and/or membership fees can be a financial burden. As a result, our dues are optional and are not a prerequisite for membership. We do, however, believe that we provide an excellent value for those who elect to participate.
What should I bring/wear?
For practices, wear seasonally-appropriate workout clothes with sneakers or athletic shoes. Practitioners of kung fu may already be familiar with or possess Aididas Samba or Feiyue Fe Lo shoes which are ideal but not required. Some members choose to wear fingerless weightlifting gloves, but they are not required.
While water is available on the UT Austin campus, it is advisable to bring your own water bottle.
What if I have other questions?
Show up to one of our practices and feel free to ask us any questions you may have!