Hoedown Schedule

Updated March 3, 2014.  Schedule very subject to change.

The schedule schow below is an initial draft.  Specific workshops, instructors, time slots, and dance levels are all subject to change (especially during the first week of March!).

 

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For the 2013 Emerald City Hoedown, we will have four full tracks of workshops on Friday in ballrooms on two floors of the hotel — Country Couples, Swing, Line Dance, and Taste & Technique.  Saturday will see three tracks of workshops in the ballroom on one floor — Country Couples, Swing, Line Dance — while the dance competition and practices occur in the other ballroom.  And since we encourage you to stay for all day Sunday, including the evening dance, there will be two tracks of workshops on Sunday afternoon, a mix of County Couples, Swing, and Line Dance.  As you can see, you will definitely want to stay through to Monday if you can!

We are also bringing back Forums, workshops/classes/discussions other than “learn to dance” workshops — how to turn your club into a non-profit, dance music theory for DJs, teaching skills, basic boot care, and so on.  A few of these will have dance content and will have a small floor in the room.  There will be tracks of Forums on both Friday and Saturday.

Workshop rooms will be open between workshops for practice, split between the previous workshop and warm-up for the next one.  Hoedown staff will not always be present.  Workshops may end up changing rooms.  Check back regularly to see the most current information, and especially at the event itself.

 

Click here for the entire detailed schedule.
“Yellow Brick Road” workshops are suitable for dancers building basic skills in that dance style.
Click on the workshop, instructor, or event to get more detailed information about that part of the hoedown weekend.
A key to th
workshop levels and a hotel map are at the bottom of the page.

 

 
THURSDAY
Century Ballroom
Cuff Complex
Hospitality Suite
7:00 pm

9:00 Pm
 
7:00 pm-12:00 am
 
9:30 pm

12:00 Am
9:30 pm-12:00 am
 
11:00 pm-1:00 am

1:00 am
   

 

 
FRIDAY
Madison A
Madison B
Madison C
Hospitality Suite
12:00 pm
Madison Ballroom Foyer
1:00 PM

2:00 pm
“Let’s Start It Up” &
“Imelda’s Way”
 
15 minute break
2:15 PM

3:15 pm
15 minute break
3:30 PM

4:30 pm
5:00 PM

7:00 PM
5:00–7:00 pm
7:00 PM

8:00 PM
 
8:00 PM

1:00 AM
 
12:00 am-2:00 am

2:00 AM

 

 
SATURDAY
Madison A
Madison B
Madison C
Hospitality Suite
8:00 am
Madison Ballroom Foyer
8:00–10:00 am
9:00 am

10:00 am
15 minute break
 
10:15 am

11:15 am
Triple East Coast Swing
Jim Drew
15 minute break
11:30 am

12:30 pm
12:30 pm

1:30 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 PM

2:30 pm
 
 
15 minute break
2:45 PM

3:45 pm
15 minute break
4:00 PM

5:00 pm
5:00 PM

7:00 PM
5:00-6:30 pm
7:00 PM

8:00 PM
 
8:00 PM

1:00 pM
 
12:00 am-2:00 am

2:00 AM

 

 
SUNDAY
Madison A
Madison B
Madison C
Hospitality Suite
8:00 am
8:00–9:30 am
10:00 am

12:00 pm
 
12:00 pm
Madison Ballroom Foyer
12:30 PM

1:30 pm
 
15 minute break
1:45 PM

2:45 pm
15 minute break
3:00 PM

4:00 pm
Hagan Ko
30 minute break
4:30 PM

7:30 pM

 

 
Key for Dance Levels
Couples Dances
Line Dances
(True) Beginner: These workshops are for people who have very little or no dance experience.  In addition to basic dance steps, we cover basic concepts such as Rhythm, Frame, Connection, and Lead/Follow.
Beginner: These are easier, shorter dances, great for people with little line dance experience but fun for dancers of all levels.
Examples: Tease, The Outlaw, Something In The Water
Basic: Dancers at this level are learning/mastering the basic steps of the dance and the set of standard moves which higher level dancing requires.  Most workshops outside our Rain Country core dances are this level.
Beginner-Plus: These dances are a little longer or more complex, including more turns and simple syncopations.
Examples: Dizzy, Tush Push, Hello Stranger
Intermediate: Most people who do a dance regularly are in this broad category.  You will learn more dance technique and fancier moves, but everything will be suitable for regular social dancing.
Intermediate: These dances often have many direction changes, faster music, different syncopation rhythms, and maybe even a tag or a restart.
Examples: Georgia Winder, I Wanna, Somewhere With You
Advanced: Here is where we get into subtler dance techniques, complex dance moves, rhythm changes, and so on.  Some content from these workshops may not be usable in all social dance settings.
Intermediate-Plus: These are the most complex dances that are suitable for large groups of line dancers.  Everything from Intermediate and more.
Examples: Chill Factor, Bang Bang

 

 Floor Plan

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