The Big Island Dance Council is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1975. Each year the BIDC touches the lives of thousands of Island residents through dance education programs in schools, guest artist workshops, professional and student performances, apprenticeships, scholarships, and community service projects.


The Big Island Dance Council was established to promote, foster, and encourage the art of dance for the people of the island of Hawaii.


A volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of Big Island dancers,
educators, and community leaders operate the organization.

Members have the opportunity to serve on our managing Board
of Directors, to participate on a special committee, or to volunteer at a dance event.

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The BIDC receives partial funding from the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The balance of our budget is raised through membership dues, ticket sales, private and corporate donations, grants, fundraisers and program services.

BIDC's Dance Education program is part of BIDC's overall mission to promote Dance awareness and experience. It is supported by the State Foundation On Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Kudos from school teachers

This BIDC class allowed students to use their imagination and creativity!

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