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]

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Event Details

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.

Dance Lesson: Starts at 7 pm (7pm Beginning, 7:20-ish Intermediate or Beyond Beginner)

Social Dancing: 8:00 pm to 10:00(ish) pm

Theme/Lesson For The Month:

  • January 14th, 2023 : Country Two-Step taught by Jennifer Babione
  • February 11th, 2023 : Waltz taught by Martha Pohl
  • February 25th, 2023 : Membership Drive and Dance Workshop
  • March 11th, 2023 : West Coast Swing taught by Rocky Greer
  • April 8th, 2023 : Country Two-Step taught by Debbie Cook
  • May 13th, 2023 : Night Club Two-Step taught by Debbie Cook
  • June 24th, 2023 : Cha-Cha
  • July 8th, 2023 : Country Two-Step
  • August 12th, 2023 : Tripple Two-Step
  • September 23rd, 2023 : Hustle
  • October 14th, 2023 : Country Two-Step
  • November 25th, 2023 : Night Club Two-Step
  • December 10th: Double Dance Hall Night. South Hall will have Line Dance / Country Swing taught by BSU Swing Club & North Hall will have Night Club Two-Step with Jennifer Babione (North Hall)

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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 It's Five O'Clock Somewhere by Alan Jackson or My Maria by Brooks And Dunn.

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 I Know What You Got Up Your Sleeve By Hank Williams or When Love Comes Around 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 Vince Gill's Don't Let Our Love Start Slipping Away and Jessie James' Wanted.

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 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

Life Coach

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.

Liz Warner

Boise, ID


Our Instructors

These generous instructors volunteer their time to create a fun experience for you.

Jennifer & Thomas Babione

Jennifer and Thomas are currently accepting students for Pro-Am competition on the UCWDC competition circuit.

Stacy O'Neal

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!

Joel Hunter & Stephanie Hinton

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 Lenahan

Heather has been teaching for 25 years, and nothing brings her more joy than making a difference in the lives of her students.

Lori Gonzales

Offering over 30 years of quality, credentialed instruction.Embrace Ballroom. Walk in with your partner; dance out with your partner.

Joshua Gilchrist

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.

Martha Pohl & Dave Taylor

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 Romario

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.

Roger & Sarah Sleger

Offering over 30 years of quality, credentialed instruction. Roger & Sarah regularly volunteer to teach the basic classes during the year.

Liz Warner

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.

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

  • President: Ann Seffens
  • Vice President: Alan Buehrig
  • Treasurer: Erin Seaton
  • Secretary: Michael DeGrandpre
  • Music & Events Director: Jennifer Babione
  • Board Assistants: Matt Cowden, Lynn Kinter, Marcella Mink, Vickie Scharr
  • Website Creation: Ed Ferrigan

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