STAR Program

(Surf Transportation Assistance Reimbursement)

The Surf Ballroom understands that with budget cut and ever growing financial restraints within school districts, field trips are increasingly difficult to finance. The Surf Transportation Assistance Reimbursement (STAR) program is available to provide funds to any Pre-K through grade 12 class, within a 100 mile radius, with the purpose of bringing that class to the Surf Ballroom for a tour or one of our exciting educational programs.

As a non-profit organization, a large part of the Surf's mission is education. We are driven to spread the legacy of the 1959 Winter Dance Party and the influence rock 'n roll has played in our society. We feel a responsibility to help the next generation right here in North Iowa understand the role this historic event plays in our community. To ease the financial burden of busing students to the Surf, we have developed a plan to use a percentage of the Surf's educational funds to pay for each class's transportation costs, if requested.

Students Pre-K through grade 12, within a 100 mile radius of the Surf Ballroom, qualify for this program regardless of school district. After the field trip, all we ask is for an invoice for your class's transportation costs to and from the Surf. Invoices will be paid out during the next billing cycle.

Questions? Please contact our Education Coordinator:

Mallory Huffman

Education Coordinator