Our next dance for the 2012-2013 season will be Saturday May 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM. The attire for the evening is Semi-Formal or 50's and 60's. We will have a few dance demonstrations by participants in the Big Sky State Games - Ballroom Division.
If you are searching for other places to dance, check out some of the other local dance opportunities.
May 10 - Dance Fever, Inc. practice party at DFI Studio Location, 7 PM, $5.
May 11 - YBDC dance at 7:30 PM at the Elks Lodge at 934 Lewis Ave. Semi-Formal or 50's and 60's attire. Music by the Highlites dance band. $15 charge. $10 for students with ID.
May 12 - Shall We Dance - Al Bedoo Shrine Dance Band, 1125 Broadwater Avenue, Billings, 4:00 PM, $10 tickets at the door.
May 18 - West Coast Swing Montana hosts a social dance at the Billings Community Center, 7 PM.
May 18 - Bozeman Formal Dance Club holds their formal ball at the Emerson Center at 8:00 PM. Wear pastels. Music by the Highlites band.
June 2 - Big Sky Polka Club holds their monthly dance the first Sunday of each month at The Moose Lodge, 131 Calhoun Ln from 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM. For June the band will be Don and the High Rollers.
June 7 - The Friday Evening Dance takes place the first Friday of each month at the Billings Community Center at 360 N 23rd St. from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Call DJ Cathy Inglett at 406-670-0157 for more information.
June 15 - The Latin Dancing Club holds their first dance of the summer at the American Legion at 1540 Broadwater Avenue from 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM. $10 tickets available at the door. The other two dances will be on July 13 and August 17.
See other local dance opportunities.
Who We Are
Yellowstone Ballroom Dance Club (YBDC) is a group of dance enthusiasts dedicated to providing and enjoying ballroom and Latin dancing in Billings, Montana. We have a yearly membership to help fund the dances, but guests without a membership are always welcome at all of our dances.
We dance to Waltz, Fox Trot, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Tango, Mambo, Meringue, and more.
Club Dance Dates for 2012-2013 Season
- September 15, 2012 - Formal
- October 13, 2012 - Semi-Formal
- November 17, 2012 - Formal
- January 26, 2013 - Formal
- February 23, 2013 - Semi-Formal
- March 23 2013 - Formal
- April 19, 2013 - Semi-Formal
- May 11, 2013 - Semi-Formal or 50's and 60's
Club Dance Dates for 2013-2014 Season
- September 21, 2013 - Formal
- October 19, 2013 - Semi-Formal
- November 9, 2013 - Formal
- January 18, 2014 - Formal
- February 22, 2014 - Semi-Formal
- March 15 2014 - Formal
- April 19, 2014 - Semi-Formal
- May 17, 2014 - Semi-Formal or 50's and 60's
We dance from 7:30-11:30 PM at the Elks Lodge Ballroom, 934 Lewis Ave., Billings, MT. Music is provided by The Highlites of Bozeman.
Music and Dancing Styles
While we ask the band to play Ballroom and Latin music, you are always welcome to dance in any manner that suits you as long as it is with respect to your fellow dancers. The band normally plays one or two requests at the end of each set, so they may occasionally play other types of music such as Country and Polka.
The Yellowstone Ballroom Dance Club is a formal dance club; casual attire is not appropriate. Dress definitions are as follows:
- Formal: Tuxedo and formal attire for men; formal attire for women. Men may remove their jackets after the first set.
- Semi-Formal: Dark suit or sports coat, tie and dress shirt for men; dressy attire for women.
- Guest attire: Dark suit or sports coat, tie and dress shirt for men; dressy attire for women.
Since we must pay for the great live band and the romantic ballroom, we must charge dance fees. This year's membership dues are $35 per person. In addition to the yearly membership fee, the fee for each dance is $15. Guests should also expect to pay $15 per dance. After two dances, we ask guests to become members by paying the $35 membership fee. There are no other obligations for becoming a member, although we always accept any help you would like to offer.
High school or college students with a current student ID pay $10 with no club membership required.
We are organized as a non-profit corporation. We are always eager for new ideas on how to improve our dances, so please send us your thoughts.
Officers: President - Patricia; Secretary/Treasurer - Andrew
Board Members: Jim, Lawrence, Lyle, Ruth, and Von
Program Committee: Judy, Satit, and Valerie
If you would like to give a demonstration dance, please contact one of the program committee members. Any style of dance is welcome.