Life is short. Dance Hard.

The Best Friday Night Dance in Idaho

Nampa Eagles in Nampa, Idaho

About Us

We provide swing, country and line dancing at the Nampa Eagles on the second and last Fridays of each month. Currently, there is a dance lesson from 7:00-8:00 followed by open social dancing from 8:00-11:00.

Nampa Eagles, 118 11th Ave. North. Public is invited.

$13 for Lesson & Dance, $8 for Dance after 8:00.


To create a fun and welcoming atmosphere for all who want to enjoy of fun evening of country western dancing, whether it be swing, two-step, cha-cha, schottische, the waltz, or line dancing.

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  • Absolutely NO outside drinks or water bottles allowed in the Eagles.
  • The Eagles recycle aluminum. Return empty cans to the bar.
  • Popcorn bowls will be washed after use. Return bowls to the bar.
  • Take cell phone conversations out of the dance hall during lessons.
Next Dance: 

Friday, April 27, 2018 - PUBLIC INVITED

Host(s): Jack & Schellie Irwin

7:00 Lesson - EAST COAST SWING 

8:00-11:00 Open Social Dancing

$13 for Dance & Lesson, $8 Dance only

Nampa Eagles, 118 11th Ave, N, Nampa, ID


We have created a new and different arrangement at the Nampa Eagles to cover costs and the music. We have a core group who prepay for a 6-month period in advance and then there are no worries about having a place to dance two Fridays a month. 

This diverse group of people consists of a minister, insurance agent, bridge inspector, a shipping agent, pilots, a chaplain, a florist, a corrections officer, retirees, as well as, bank and transportation department employees who have stepped up and shown they want to have dances with their friends. Two Friday nights each month are reserved for the requests of one or two of these core members to choose a theme, the music and the lesson they would like taught. This is truly a group effort and no matter who shows up each evening, we have a great time dancing. 

We are very fortunate to have Lyle at the Eagles who has spent a lot of time scheduling our dances and opening and closing the place for us. Sandy has been our go-to gal and Rob has helped as well. We couldn't have a kinder, better bartender than Denise. Thanks.

We appreciate all of the others who attend our dances when they can share in the fun and laughter.

Thank you all.

Dancing Can Make You Smarter

Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter, Longer.

Richard Powers

For centuries, dance manuals and other writings have lauded the health benefits of dancing, usually as physical exercise.  More recently we've seen research on further health benefits of dancing, such as stress reduction and increased serotonin level, with its sense of well-being.

Most recently we've heard of another benefit:  Frequent dancing apparently makes us smarter.

A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one's mind by dancing can ward off Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit.  Dancing also increases cognitive acuity at all ages. More...

According to a study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Journal, people who are physically active can slow down their brain's aging process. Neuroscientists behind this study say that dancing is the most effective physical activity. Read more...

Core Group

Mike & LaWayne Freeman, Randy Lattimer, Linda Rogers, Jack & Schellie Irwin, Michael & Julie Henson, Steve & Cathy Henry, Tim & Susan Higgins, Dan Cole, Heidi Hart, Vickie Scharr, Amy Bower & Chuck Banks. 

Randy Lattimer provides dance instruction & sponsors dance events in Boise, Meridian & Nampa. Check out THIS WEBSITE.
Dances for all ages are held at the Boise Square Dance Hall on the second Saturday of the month. More info HERE.

Friday Night Dance, Swing Dance, Country Dance, Line Dance, Lessons, Nampa, Idaho, 2018