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Membership is open to Bristol University students, UWE students and non-students. Members without a UoB student card are required to affiliate with the University of Bristol Students Union.*

You can purchase your membership at:

Membership fees are in 2020/2021 priced as follows:

​2-week Pre-Membership – £10
This trial membership gives you access to all classes for the first two weeks of term (04th October – 17th October) meaning you can try out any and as many of our classes as you want.

Society Membership – £25 / year
Society membership includes access to all social classes for no additional cost as well as all the other perks of being a part of BULABDS.

Team Membership – £125 (Society Membership + £100 / year)
(or Society Membership + £50 for Term1) + £65 for Term 2 if paying in instalments is preferred)

This membership includes £25 society membership giving you access to all social classes as well as a £100 team class pass to attend all team classes for the whole year (levelled at either Beginner, Novice or Intermediate/Advanced). As this membership includes the standard society membership you do not need to purchase society membership separately.


You would like to participate but feel like you can’t afford it? Speak to us and we will do our best to help you. Of course all members of our committee are committed to absolute discretion and will treat your request with highest confidentiality.

Please note that you might also be eligible to apply for the Bristol SU Activity Hardship Fund. It recognises that the joining fees, trips and other costs of student groups can be prohibitively expensive for some students. The Fund was created to support those students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to participate in their chosen activity due to the cost. Students can be supported with up to £100 per year which may be used for anything related to your activity regardless if it concerns membership fees, equipment or travel costs for example. There are 4 rounds with the following deadlines:

Round 1: 08th October
Round 2: 05th November
Round 3: 04th February
Round 4: 11th March

More information at:
Applications should be completed using the online application form


Term 1: 07th October 2019 – 20th December 2019
Term 2: 16th January 2020 – 13th March 2020

*Please note: Non-students will unfortunately have to pay a £25 affiliation fee to the Students Union. The membership covers all coached lessons and room space. Additional costs for competitions, transport and optional private lessons are not included in the membership.

For Bristol SU affiliation, please find more information at:

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