We recently changed our membership requirements. Guests no longer must join after two dances, but there are still advantages to becoming a member, such as the ability to vote for club changes and a discount at each dance. Our cover charges for each dance also changed: members pay $15 per person, guests pay $25, and students with an ID pay $10.
Also, we will have a holiday dance on December 8th, 2013. The cost is $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. We also canceled our May dance, but with the December dance we will still have eight dances this season.
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 2013-2014 Season
- September 21, 2013 - Formal
- October 19, 2013 - Semi-Formal
- November 9, 2013 - Formal
- December 8, 2013 - Semi-Formal - $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Doors open at 1:00 PM, dancing starts at 2:00 PM.
- January 18, 2014 - Formal
- February 7, 2014 - Semi-Formal
- March 15 2014 - Formal
- April 19, 2014 - Semi-Formal
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 for members, while guests should expect to pay $25 per dance. Students with a current student ID pay $10 per dance.
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; Vice-President - Roxanne; Secretary/Treasurer - Andrew
Board Members: Jim, Lawrence, Lyle, Ruth, and Von
Program Committee: Patricia, Satit, Valerie, and Beverly
If you would like to give a demonstration dance, please contact one of the program committee members. Any style of dance is welcome.