Idaho Country Western Dance Association

Building Community Through Country Dance

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.

Instructor Spotlight

Class taught by master instructors: Jennifer and Thomas Babione you can learn more about them [here]

Our Schedule Of Events

Come Dance With Us!

Event Details

Admission: $15 non-member; $8 member & active military

(Includes lesson, music, and socializing with a great group of dance people!)

Music Genre: Dance to your favorite country music

Dance Styles: Country 2-Step, Night Club 2-Step, West Coast Swing, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Hustle, Polka, East Coast Swing and line dances.

Dance Lesson: Starts at 7 pm (7pm Beginning, approximately 7:40 we will progress to Beyond Beginner/Intermediate material)

Social Dancing: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Location: Boise Valley Dance Center, 6534 W. Diamond, Boise, Idaho 83709 (unless listed otherwise in description below)

Theme/Lesson For The Month:

  • January 13th, 2024: Country Two Step taught by Jennifer Babione.
  • February 10th, 2024: Night Club Step taught by Debbie Cook.
  • February 24th, 2024: Annual Membership Drive taught by multiple local instructors. Registration opens at 10:00 am.
  • March 9th, 2024: Country Two Step taught by Debbie Cook.
  • April 13th, 2024: Waltz taught by Martha Pohl
  • May 11th, 2024: West Coast Swing taught by Joel Hunter
  • June 8th, 2024: Night Club Two Step taught by Jennifer Babione
  • July 13th, 2024: Country Two Step taught by Debbie Cook
  • August 10th, 2024: Cha-cha taught by Martha Pohl
  • September 28th, 2024: West Coast Swing taught by Stacy O'Neal
  • October 12th, 2024: Country Two Step taught by Jennifer Babione
  • November 23rd, 2024: Night Club Two Step taught by Jennifer Babione
  • December 14th, 2024: TBD

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Our Favorite Dances

Country Dance offers many fun and easy to learn dances...

Cha Cha

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 Salt, Lime, Tequila by Ryan Griffin or Tequila Little Time by Jon Pardi.

East Coast Swing

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 Did It For The Girl by or All Over the Road By Alan Jackson.

West Coast Swing

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 Old Dominion's Written in the Sand and Vince Gills' Cowboy Up.

Night Club


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 Flies on the Butter by Wynonna Judd.



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: Baby's Gone Home to Mama by Josh Turner or Corn by Blake Shelton.


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: Stars Over Texas by Tracy Lawrence or Beautiful Day for Goodbye by George Strait.

How To Join The Association

Here are complete details on how you can become involved and get the benefits all year round.

Benefits You'll Receive

  • Entry discount into all events with free dance lesson.
  • Dance events created by a team of dedicated people to make sure everyone has a good time.
  • Relationships among members that will last a lifetime.
  • Supporting our mission to "Build Community Through Country Dance."

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Contact Us

A special thanks to the volunteers who make this club possible!

  • President: Tracy Cunningham
  • Vice President: Debbie Cook
  • Treasurer: Jon Whipple
  • Secretary: Sonja Whipple
  • Music & Events Director: Jennifer Babione
  • Board Assistants: Alan Buehrig
  • Website Creation: Ed Ferrigan

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