If you're undecided about joining our High Desert Swing Dance Club, because you're not sure
we're worth it, please take the time to read the many benefits below that we offer our members.
Since we are a non-profit organization, ALL of our membership fees and event incomes are used to benefit our dancers and our local community. And, when compared to other dance clubs across the country, we consistently charge our members less for top-level instructor workshops because we don't need to make a profit. Our members also get reduced admission to our monthly club dances ($5 vs. $10).
In January, we offer a Membership Drive and Workshop package that includes four dance lessons for beginner dancers and four lessons for intermediate dancers (your choice), one year HDSDC membership, and free entry into that evening's lesson and dance - all for only $30. That's a great deal all on its own, without even considering the additional benefits noted below.
We host a free annual Christmas dinner and dance for our members. We also provide free snack foods, coffee, cups, plates, utensils, etc. at all of our workshops and monthly club dances.
When we bring professional instructors to Boise for our workshops, they usually stay at a member's home. This helps to reduce the price of our workshops. We also provide free locations for dancers to take private lessons and we help dancers schedule their lesson times.
We're constantly purchasing new music for our lessons and dances, and we're constantly creating new playlists that often include music that our dancers request. We feel that music is the single most important factor at any dance but, of course, we can't please everyone.
We have several staff dance instructors who regularly teach for us. They serve our dance community out of the kindness of their hearts and love of dance.
We own and maintain two high quality wireless microphone systems, and two sound systems, that we use at our lessons, dances and workshops.
We own an extensive DVD library of dance instruction, workshops and events that local members can check out and use in the comfort and privacy of their home.
We are always on the lookout for new venues that might be better than our current venues. We are very thankful, however, for our current venues.
We keep our dancers informed via our Email Updates, printed information, verbal announcements, web page, Facebook, and Meetup.