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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.

Master Instruction At Our Lessons

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

Our Schedule Of Events

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Event Details

Admission: $10 non-member; $5 member; Under 25, over 65 & active military $7

(Includes lesson, food, music, and socializing with a great group of like minded people!)

Music Genre: Dancing, socializing to all your favorite top country west coast swing, country 2-step, cha cha, night club 2-step, waltz, hustle, east coast swing and line dance songs.

Dance Lesson: Starts at 7 p.m.

Social Dancing: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Theme Lesson For The Month:

Some Of 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

2-Step

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.

Country

2-Step

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.

Waltz


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

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 that are co-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

Icwda2009@gmail.com

Special Thanks To The Volunteers Without Whom This Club Would Not Be Possible!

  • President (interim): Lynn Kinter
  • Vice President: Ann Seffens
  • Treasurer: Erin Seaton
  • Secretary: Lynn Kinter
  • Music & Events Director: Jennifer Babione
  • Board Assistant: Patricia Tsunoda
  • Board Assistant: Matt Cowden
  • Board Assistant: Vickie Scharr
  • Website Creation: Ed Ferrigan

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