The Idaho Country Western Dance Association was formed in 2004 to create a venue for citizens of the Treasure Valley dance community to experience the benefits of country dancing.
Class taught by master instructors: Jennifer and Thomas Babione you can learn more about them [here]
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Admission: $10 non-member; $5 member; Under 25, over 65 & active military $7
(Includes lesson, music, and socializing with a great group of dance people!)
Music Genre: Dance to your favorite country music
Dance Styles: West Coast Swing, Country 2-Step, Cha-Cha, Night Club 2-Step, Waltz, Hustle, Polka, East Coast Swing and line dances.
Partner Dance Lesson: Starts at 7 pm (7pm Beginning, 7:20-ish Intermediate or Beyond Beginner)
Line Dance Lesson: Starts at 6:30 pm with a review (of the previous month's new dance) at 6:15 pm
Social Dancing: 8:00 pm to 10:00(ish) pm
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Country Dance offers many fun and easy to learn dances...
Add a little latin to your country swing! Of Cuban origin, Cha Cha is a simple to learn dance. Dance cha cha to your favorite country songs like It's Five O'Clock Somewhere by Alan Jackson or My Maria by Brooks And Dunn.
East Coast Swing is a popular swing dance and used for faster paced songs including country, rock and boogie-woogie! Some of the favorite country ECS songs include I Know What You Got Up Your Sleeve By Hank Williams or When Love Comes Around By Alan Jackson.
West Coast Swing is a more sophisticated dance evolving out of Lindy Hop. It's a great one to learn because you can dance WCS to many of the popular Pop songs being played today. Songs for WCS include Vince Gill's Don't Let Our Love Start Slipping Away and Jessie James' Wanted.
The Night Club 2-Step is becoming more and more popular because, like Waltz, is a very intimate and romantic dance. It's also an easy one to learn. Some popular NC2S songs include: Remember When by Alan Jackson or Dirt Road by Dustin Lynch.
Hard core country music lovers enjoy the 2-step tradition. Common positions include: Sweetheart, Cuddle, Skater, Promenade, Reverse Promenade. Popular Country 2-Step songs include: Wagon Wheel by Darious Rucker or Days Gone By by Keith Urban.
The Waltz is a popular dance for couples dating back to the 16th century. It is a slow and rhythmic dance. It's one of the favorites for weddings. Some popular Waltz songs include: Half The Man By Clink Black or Deep in the West by Waylon Jennings.
If you enjoy dancing, the ICWDA monthly event is the best! I enjoy all the conversations and the variety of dances I get to experience. Music and food are great bonuses as well. Such a fun group of people…
Ed Ferrigan, Meridian, ID
Jennifer Babione is an excellent dance instructor. She knows how to teach dance technique and lead/follow skills in a way that’s easy to understand and is attainable for all skill levels. She knows what her students need to do to become better dancers and she helps them reach their goals.
These generous instructors volunteer their time to create a fun experience for you.
Jennifer and Thomas are currently accepting students for Pro-Am competition on the UCWDC competition circuit.
From teaching Ballroom, Wedding Choreography & Salsa, to her favorite,West Coast Swing ! Stacy has been teaching dance for more than 20 years ! She has her Associate of Dance degree through DVIDA & continues training in dance with conventions & competitions. Most importantly Stacy loves teaching & welcomes new students to come share the joy of dance!
Stephanie and Joel have been teaching dance in the treasure valley for over 15 years. Though versed in many different styles, they focus on Swing dance styles from the 1920's until today. Every year they also put on Boise City Swing, Boise's largest vintage Swing dance festival.
Heather has been teaching for 25 years, and nothing brings her more joy than making a difference in the lives of her students.
Offering over 30 years of quality, credentialed instruction.Embrace Ballroom. Walk in with your partner; dance out with your partner.
Joshua is a Professional Dancer, Competitor and Dance Coach who has been teaching for 10 years in American Smooth & Rhythm and International Standard & Latin. He also has an extensive background In Cabaret, Interpretive, Ballet, Modern and Jazz.
Dave and Martha (husband & wife) competed for over 10 years. They have a national Pro/Am title and consistently reached the finals in all forms of dance.
Tabish began dedicating his life to Latin Ballroom and Latin social dances at the early age of 15. He regularly competes around the country in Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive, Tabish has become fluent in the language and movement of Latin dance.
Offering over 30 years of quality, credentialed instruction. Roger & Sarah regularly volunteer to teach the basic classes during the year.
Liz has been dancing and teaching dance for over 30 years. She has competed in country and ballroom dance competitions. Currently, she teaches several social dances in the local Boise area.
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