Schedule Register Hotel About

Hoedown Schedule (as a list)
Schedule (as a table) | Hoedown Staff | Dance Rooms
Social Events | Competition | Dance Teams | Volunteer/Work Trade

Updated May 23, 2019.  Schedule subject to change.

The 2019 Emerald City Hoedown will feature over 40 hours of workshops, featuring guest instructors from all over North America as well as our regular Rain Country Dance Association instructors and favorites from the Northwest.

 

Click to go directly to the schedule for that day

 

Click here for a full day view of the schedule.
A hotel map is at the bottom of the page.

 


Workshop Levels
Couples & Swing Basic Basic+ Low Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate+ or Advanced
All Levels None Yet
  What do these levels mean for Couples and Swing dancing?  They will be different for each instructor and each dancer, but consider Basic and Basic+ to focus on learning the dance, everything from an intro to the dance thorugh all of its usual moves, patterns and concepts.  The Intermediate levels take that to the next (ahem) level — harder moves, new combinations, more advanced concepts, all the way to some of the fanciest moves you can reasonably expect to do on a busy hoedown dance floor.
Line Dance Beginner  High Beginner

Improver
Low Intermediate
Intermediate
High Intermediate or Advanced
None Yet

 

 

 THURSDAY, MAY 23

3:30 PM–10:00 PM

Registration

Room: Madison Foyer (2nd floor)

Registration opens.  Pick up your badge and your swag bag.

 4:00 PM–6:00 PM

Afternoon Hospitality

Room: Hospitality (Room 2721)

Arriving on Thursday from out of town?  Join us in the Hospitality Suite for some afternoon snacks and socializing.

 5:30 PM–7:00 PM

Women’s Meet & Greet

Room: Lobby Bar (1st Floor)

Join other female and female*-identified dancers in the 1st floor Lobby Bar before the Trail-In Dance.  This is a trans*-inclusive event; if you feel that you should be at the Women’s Meet & Greet, we are happy to have you there.  No-host bar; food available to order.

EVENING

Dance Floor Setup

Room: Ciourtyard (lower level) and East Room (3rd floor)

Dance floors in two rooms will be open tonight, while Rain Country volunteers and contractors set up dance floors in our other two dance spaces.  (Want to volunteer an hour of time?  We can use a few extra hands to assemble the dance floor on the 3rd floor.)

 7:00 PM–11:00 PM

Trail-In Dance

Room: Madison Ballroom (2nd floor) and South Room (3rd floor)
DJs: Ray Nutter (Couples) and Rick Dominguez (Line)

Country Couples and Swing in Madison, Line Dancing on th 3rd floor.

No cover for hoedown registrants.

There will be a short (about 15 minutes) Intro to SSQQ Two-Step lesson in the Madison Ballroom at 7:30 pm to help familiarize out-of-area dancers with what Seattle, San Francisco, and other dancers are familiar with.

 11:00 PM–1:00 AM

After Hours

Room: Hospitality (Room 2721)

Join us in the Hospitality Suite for some late-night snacks, beverages, and music in the hospitality suite as you unwind from the evening’s dance.

 

 FRIDAY, MAY 24

 8:00–10:00 AM

Eye-Openers

Room: Hospitality (Room 2721)

Join us in the Hospitality Suite for some morning snacks and beverages before hitting the early workshops.

 8:30 AM–12:30 PM


Registration

Room: Madison Foyer (2nd floor)

Registration opens.  Pick up your badge and your swag bag.  Be sure to give yourself enough time to get registered before the first workshop.

We will also have vendors, information tables, and more set up in the Foyer.

 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

QQSS Two-Step: Learn the Positions (Intermediate)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Lee Fox

Details

East Coast Swing: Hammerlock and Pretzels (Low Intermediate)

Room: Courtyard
Instructor: Klint Kendrick

Fancy up your East Coast Swing with a few moves that look hard, but are easy to do if you know the secrets.  We will use the momentum from the check step to move into cuddle, then hammerlock and finally, the fun but complicated-looking pretzel.  It will be worth getting up first thing Friday for this fun pattern.

Line Dances: Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (High Beginner) and Nothing But You (Intermediate)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Carlton Thompson

Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/nothing-breaks-like-a-heart-ID131206.aspx
Song: “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” by Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus
Choreographer: Carlton Thompson

Nothing But You
Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/nothing-but-you-ID131385.aspx
Song: “Nothing But You” by Leaving Austin
Choreographer: Darren Bailey

Basic Line Dances: Ghost Train, K Is For Kicks, Midnight Waltz

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Jim Drew

Step Sheets:
https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/ghost-train-ID53823.aspx
https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/k-is-for-kicks-ID118820.aspx
https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/midnight-waltz-ID71690.aspx

Warm up your Friday morning with three easy line dances, dances already done in Seattle and which you might get to dance in the main ballroom tonight (or the IAGLCWDC dance competiton, in the case of Midnight Waltz).  Maybe you know these already and just want to use this as a warm-up workshop for the day, or maybe one or more of them are new to you — we can always use another line dance in our repertoire.

 10:15 AM—11:15 AM

Waltz (Basic+)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Rob Ollander-Krane

Rob says he is a stickler for technique, so that will be a focus point.  Of course, students will get the basic footwork and frame/connection, but much more.

West Coast Swing (Intermediate)

Room: Courtyard
Instructor: DC Roleplay

Details

Line Dances: Spare Change (High Improver) and Blue Jeans On (High Improver)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Rick Dominguez

Spare Change
Step Sheet: (download PDF)
Song: “Spare Change” by Brandon Stansell
Choreographer: Rick Dominguez

Blue Jeans On
Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/blue-jeans-on-ID109834.aspx
Song: “Old Town Road Remix (DJ Marvel & Pat Drastik Pony Bootleg)” by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
Choreographer: Rick Dominguez

SSQQ Two-Step for Novices (Basic)

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Ingu Yun

This workshop is for complete two-step novices, or anyone who’s struggling to learn, or folks who are just plain terrified.  We’ll start at the very beginning and take our time covering just the basics.

 11:30 AM—12:30 PM

Two-Step Translation: SSQQ for QQSS Dancers (Basic+)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Jim Drew

So you usually dance your two-step as QQSS but you want to dance with the Seattle locals and need to know how to switch to SSQQ? Jim will give you some models for how to think when doing this and run you through some common basic patterns.

Intro to West Coast Swing

Room: Courtyard
Instructor: Barb Buys

This workshop is geared towards those who have never done West Coast Swing, or who need a basic refresher.  We will focus on the basics of West Coast Swing and learn several 6-step patterns.

Line Dance: Body Talks (Low Intermediate)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Michael Metzger

Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/body-talks-ID130774.aspx
Song: “Body Talks” by The Struts feat. Kesha
Choreographer: Darren Bailey

Night Club (Basic+)

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Terry Felts

Terry will teach the basics of Night Club and then add some more advanced moves into the mix.

 11:30 AM–12:30 PM


IAGLCWDC Dance Committee Meeting

Room: North Room (3rd floor)

Meeting for the IAGLCWDC Dance Committee, to discuss status and changes for the Dance Competitions.

 12:30–1:30 PM


Lunch Break

The hotel restaurant will be open, as will several restaurants and sandwich shops within a few blocks of the hotel.

 1:00 PM–5:00 PM


Registration

Room: Madison Foyer (2nd floor)

Registration opens.  Pick up your badge and your swag bag.  Be sure to give yourself enough time to get registered before the first workshop.

We will also have vendors, information tables, and more set up in the Foyer.

 1:30 PM–2:30 PM

QQSS Two-Step (Basic)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Jeffrey Howard

We’ll start at the very beginning.  So if you’ve never danced before in your life, this is the class for you.  We’ll work on rhythm, posture, frame and connection.  You’ll learn the basic step and a couple easy moves that will make dancing with beginners a pleasure and dancing with experts fun.

East Coast Swing: Rhythm Changes (Low Intermediate)

Room: Courtyard
Instructor: Michael Sims

Switching from 6-count ryhthm to 4-, 8-, 10-count or others.

Line Dances: Oil Can Stomp (Low Intermediate) and Wanna Turn Me On (Improver)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Rick Dominguez

Oil Can Stomp
Step Sheet: (download PDF)
Song: “Honky Tonk Mood (Radio Edit)” by Cody Johnson
Choreographer: Rick Dominguez and Jonno Liberman

Wanna Turn Me On
Step Sheet: (download PDF)
Song: “1, 2, 3” by Sofia Reyes feat. Jason Derulo & De La Ghetto
Choreographer: Rick Dominguez

Inappropriate Moves in Two-Step (Basic+)

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Klint Kendrick

In this basic workshop, Klint will teach some dance moves which might be considered “inappropriate” if they weren’t in the context of dancing.  We will also cover consent and etiquette while dancing with hands and bodies up close and personal.  This class is guaranteed to be bawdy and fun.

 1:30–3:45 PM


IAGLCWDC Delegates Meeting

Room: North Room (3rd floor)

Meeting for the IAGLCWDC Delegates and Officers.

 2:45 PM–3:45 PM

SSQQ Two-Step: Go Faster, Go Slower (Low Intermediate)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Terry Felts

You never know what the DJ will play for a two-step: we love some of the fast songs with a polka rhythm to them, but Nashville has recently been putting out two-steppable songs on the slow end of the scale. Some moves work better (or differently) at the extremes of what we two-step to.

West Coast Swing: Partnering Pro Tips (Low Intermediate)

Room: Courtyard
Instructor: Phoenix Grey

Ways to work with your partner like a pro.

Line Dance: Cry Pretty (Low Intermediate) and Off The Beaten Track (Beginner)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Scott Schrank

Cry Pretty
Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/cry-pretty-ID124849.aspx
Song: “Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood
Choreographer: Junior Willis and Scott Schrank

Off The Beaten Track
Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/off-the-beaten-track-ID130665.aspx
Song: “Off the Beaten Track” by Derek Ryan
Choreographer: Gary O’Reilly

Don’t Out-Sass Your Technique (Level)

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Michael Sims

Applies to all dance styles, but with a focus on West Coast

 4:00 PM—5:00 PM

Waltz: Corkscrew Releases (Intermediate)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Klint Kendrick

In this intermediate workshop, we will work with the corkscrew release, a moderately complicated turn pattern that turns the follow and moves them into a free spin and can be used in almost every partner dance.  The class will begin with the basic release and then move quickly into fun patterns that include an around the world that will leave you (and anybody watching) going “Wow, that’s amazing!”

West Coast Swing Bootcamp 1 (Basic)

Room: Courtyard
Instructor: Sara Willis-Hilbrich

In this first of four classes, Sara will start at “ground zero” with West Coasy Swing, appropriate for thosw with no experience in the dance at all, and run through a few basic West Coast Swing patterns, breaking them down so you can settle them into your repertoire.  (While this is a series of four workshops, you can take any subset of them that is appropriate to your dance level.  Of course, each one builds on the moves from the one before, so they get more advanced with each class.)

Line Dance: Rain Country Reviews (various levels)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Various

Rain Country is always adding new dances to our regular repertoire, and we will do ~15 minute recap teaches of some of the most popular so that you can be up on what you might dance in the main ballroom this weekend.  This year’s dances: Lonely Drum (Evamarie Gordon), Stitches (TBD), The Queen (TBD), and London (Michael Metzger).

(Ends at) 5 o’Clock Shadow (Basic)

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Rob Ollnder-Krane

This class is beginner/intermediate.  Can easily do both in an hour, and seeing as shadow is a type of two-step, more participants can learn everything covered.  I tailor the intermediate things I teach to the skill level of the class.

 5:00–7:00 PM

Setup for Evening Dances

Room: Madison Ballroom / Courtyard Ballroom / South Room

Our volunteers will be setting up for the evening dances during this time as well, so please give them space.

Performance Team Practice (5:15–6:45 pm)

Room: Madison Ballroom

Groups performing during Friday night’s dance will have a few minutes each to block and run through your routine.  Klint is the DJ for the competition and performances; he will be on hand to assist with your music needs.

 5:00–7:00 PM

Wizard’s Reception (“Friends of Dorothy” and VIP Social)

Room: Hospitality (Room 2721)

A light meal and beverages will be provided in the Hospitality Suite for our “Friend of Dorothy” host sponsors, instructors, DJs, and other select VIPs.  Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available and ingredients labeled where possible.

 6:45–11:00 PM


Registration

Room: Madison Foyer (2nd floor)

Registration opens.  Pick up your badge and your swag bag.  Be sure to give yourself enough time to get registered before the first workshop.

We will also have vendors, information tables, and more set up in the Foyer.

 7:00–8:00 PM

IAGLCWDC Dance Competition

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: Klint Kendrick

The IAGLCWDC’s annual dance competition, part 1: Just Dance Two-Step, Waltz, and West Coast Swing, plus Midnight Waltz and Chill Factor line dances.  $5 per dancer entry ($10 per couple).

 8:00–9:00 PM

Opening Ceremonies & Performances

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: Klint Kendrick

This is your official welcome to the Emerald City Hoedown, followed by a few dance team performances.

 7:00 PM–1:00 AM

Welcome to Oz! Dance — Country Couples (starts at 9:00 pm, after Performances)

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: Jim Drew

The hoedown continues with country couples dancing and a few popular line dances in our main ballroom.

Welcome to Oz! Dance — West Coast Swing

Room: Courtyard Ballroom
DJ: Shana Glennon (7–10) and Phoenix Grey (10-1)

The lower level ballroom tonight is all swing, all night long.  (Well, until 1:00 am, and maybe later.)

Welcome to Oz! Dance — Line Dancing

Room: South Room (3rd Floor)
DJ: Kate Bovitch (7-10) and Rick Dominguez (10-1)

All your favorite line dances will be played here, including the line dances taught today and any that you might want to request.  For those of you with special favorites, there will be a display in the main ballroom showing what dances are coming up soon.

The first hour (7:00–8:00 pm) will specifically be for reviewing and dancing the line dances taught today, so take the time to do walkthroughs of the dances from earlier.

Bootblacks

Room: Madison Foyer
Bootblack: Nyx (Washington State Ms. Leather 2013)

Our bootblacks will be in the foyer doing bootblacking for tips (we suggest at least $10, more if they do a really great job).  Take a few minutes to have them give a nice shine to your boots (or other care for non-glossy boots), with a bit of foot massage in the mix.  (Can’t bear to be parted from the dancing, but have a second pair of boots that could use some boot love?  Bring them by and pick them up later in the evening.)

 12:00–3:00 AM

After Hours Party

Room: Hospitality (Room 2721)

Join us in the Hospitality Suite for some late-night snacks, beverages, and music in the hospitality suite as you unwind from the evening’s dance. 

 

 SATURDAY, MAY 25

 8:00–10:00 AM

Eye-Openers

Room: Hospitality (Room 2721)

Join us in the Hospitality Suite for some morning snacks and beverages before hitting the early workshops.

 8:30 AM–12:30 PM


Registration

Room: Madison Foyer (2nd floor)

Registration opens.  Pick up your badge and your swag bag.  Be sure to give yourself enough time to get registered before the first workshop.

We will also have vendors, information tables, and more set up in the Foyer.

 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

SSQQ Two-Step: Spin Like Wonder Woman! (Basic+)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Klint Kendrick

Have you ever watched somebody spin faster than a washing machine and said “I wish I could do that!”  Well, this is your chance to learn.  Using SSQQ Two-Step, we’ll teach leads how to use build momentum and send followers quickly (and safely) into two, three, four, or even more spins.  Follows will learn how to spin safely and quickly, and will learn how to control their own destiny so the ride stops when you’re ready to step off.  Tiara and star-spangled short shorts not included.

West Coast Swing Bootcamp 2 (Basic)

Room: Courtyard
Instructor: Sara Willis-Hilbrich

In this second of four classes, Sara will run through more basic West Coast Swing patterns, breaking them down so you can settle them into your repertoire.  (While this is a series of four workshops, you can take any subset of them that is appropriate to your dance level.  Of course, each one builds on the moves from the one before, so they get more advanced with each class.)

Line Dances: Up All Night (Improver) and Groovy Love (Improver)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Michael Metzger

Step Sheet: (download PDF)
Song: “Up All Night” by Beck
Choreographer: Michael Metzger

Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/groovy-love-ID127139.aspx
Song: “If Jesus Loves Me” by Saint Lanvain feat. Rahmsed
Choreographer: Fred Whitehouse, Daniel Trepat, and Jonas Dahlgren

Basic Line Dances: Redneck Angel, Mambo Moves, Southern Cross

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Various

Step Sheets:
https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/redneck-angel-ID83248.aspx
https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/mambo-moves-ID88229.aspx
https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/southern-cross-cha-cha-ID40024.aspx

Warm up your Friday morning with three easy line dances, dances already done in Seattle and which you might get to dance in the main ballroom tonight (or the IAGLCWDC dance competiton, in the case of Midnight Waltz).  Maybe you know these already and just want to use this as a warm-up workshop for the day, or maybe one or more of them are new to you — we can always use another line dance in our repertoire.

 10:15 AM—11:15 AM

Waltz: Let’s Get Smooth (Low Intermediate)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Lee Fox

Details

West Coast Swing: Hitting the Break (Intermediate)

Room: Courtyard
Instructor: Phoenix Grey

Hear that pause, drop, or outright stop in the music?  Love watching dancers who strike a pose or do something special right then?  It isn’t always because they know the song inside out and have things choreographed to it, it’s because they know how music works and can anticipate the breaks and work them into their dance.

Line Dance: Youngblood (Phrased Intermediate)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Carlton Thompson

Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/youngblood-ID125481.aspx
Song: “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer
Choreographer: Carlton Thompson

West Coast Swing: Lead? Follow? Switch! (Intermediate)

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: DC Roleplay

Learn to switch roles smoothly mid dance, followers become leaders and leaders become followers.  Please be able to both lead and follow a couple of very basic patterns.

 11:30 AM—12:30 PM

SSQQ Two-Step (Intermediate+)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Jim Drew

Jim promises a couple patterns highlighting adventuresome two-step moves — challenging, but still able to be done on the social dance floor later tonight.

West Coast Swing Bootcamp 3 (Basic+)

Room: Courtyard
Instructor: Sara Willis-Hilbrich

In this third of four classes, Sara will run through more standard West Coast Swing patterns, breaking them down so you can settle them into your repertoire.  (While this is a series of four workshops, you can take any subset of them that is appropriate to your dance level.  Of course, each one builds on the moves from the one before, so they get more advanced with each class.)

Line Dance: Abu Dhabi (Advanced)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Sheba Thone

Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/abu-dhabi-ID132852.aspx
Song: “Abu Dhabi” by Mikolas Josef
Choreographer: Daniel Trepat and Rebecca Lee

Fancy Shadow Moves (Int)

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Jeffrey Howard

If you love to get close and shadow with your sugar but wanna spice it up a bit, this is the class for you.  We’ll learn how to separate and do a couple of different turns, some easy, some fancy, we’ll throw in a some dips and drops, and if there’s time, I’ll show you how to add a third to your shadow and make it look easy!   Jeffrey promises a lift and a drop, that’s why itnis labelled Intermeidate.

 12:30–1:30 PM


Lunch Break

The hotel restaurant will be open, as will several restaurants and sandwich shops within a few blocks of the hotel.

Men’s Social

Room: Hospitality (Room 2721)

The male and male*-identified dancers attending the hoedown get together to do what they do best — talk about dancing and eat!  Pulled pork sandwiches and Sloppy Joe’s, potato salad, chips, etc.  (This is a trans*-inclusive event; if you feel you belong at a male-oriented social, you are welcome.  There will be a women’s social later in the day.)

 1:00 PM–5:00 PM


Registration

Room: Madison Foyer (2nd floor)

Registration opens.  Pick up your badge and your swag bag.  Be sure to give yourself enough time to get registered before the first workshop.

We will also have vendors, information tables, and more set up in the Foyer.

 1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Waltz (Low Intermediate)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Terry Felts

Details

West Coast Swing Bootcamp 4 (Basic+)

Room: Courtyard
Instructor: Sara Willis-Hilbrich

In this last of four classes, Sara will finish off the set of standard West Coast Swing patterns, breaking them down so you can settle them into your repertoire.  (While this is a series of four workshops, you can take any subset of them that is appropriate to your dance level.  Of course, each one builds on the moves from the one before, so they get more advanced with each class.)

Line Dance: Hands In The Air (Low Intermediate)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Rick Dominguez

Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/hands-in-the-air-ID132218.aspx
Song: “Dance With Me” by Nile Rodgers & CHIC (feat. Hailee Steinfeld)
Choreographer: Debbie Rushton

Crowded Floorcraft in Two-Step (or Waltz) (Basic+)

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Jim Drew

When the floor gets crowded and there isn’t a lot of space to maneuver around, how can you still have fun and still dance fast, showy moves without killing either your partner or the other couples on the floor.  Jim has some techinques for how to get to do the dancing you want even when there isn’t a lot of room.

 2:45 PM–3:45 PM

SSQQ Two-Step (Basic+)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Barb Buys

This workshop will focus on the fun of the frame.  Be that lead or follow that everyone wants to dance with, it is all about the connection.  We will start with the frame, move into turns or teacups, and end (if we have enough time) with a 4-move traveling swing.

East Coast Swing: How’s That Triple Work (Low Intermediate)

Room: Courtyard
Instructor: Lee Fox

This will be a triple-rhythm East Coast Swing, slower than the speed that Seattle dancers are used to, but if you are familiar with the faster swing style, what you know already can be easily adpated here, and what you learn here applies to faster swing dacnes, too.

Line Dance: La Fiesta Cubana (Improver) and The Wolf (Improver)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Evamarie Gordon

La Fiesta Cubana
Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/la-fiesta-cubana-ID128188.aspx
Song: “Puebla” by Alvaro Soler
Choreographer: Roy Verdonk, Daniel Trepat, Marjana Petauer, and Maggie Gallgher

The Wolf
Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/the-wolf-ID123669.aspx
Song: “The Wolf” by The Spencer Lee Band
Choreographer: Jonna Liberman

West Coast Swing: Spinning Like Magic (Basic+)

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Phoenix Grey

Being able to spin well isn’t actually magic, it’s a matter of posture, leverage, and momentum — totally a skill you can learn.

 4:00 PM—5:00 PM

Shuffle (Basic)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Jim Drew

Shuffle is a travelling dance style (danced “triple step, triple step, walk walk”) that works with music too slow for Two-Step or East Coast Swing, but serves as a great bridge to those styles — some moves in two-step and East Coast are even easier to learn in Shuffle.

West Coast Swing: 2,4, 6, and Sometimes 8 (Basic+)

Room: Courtyard
Instructor: Michael Sims

West Coast Swing is more than 6-count patterns.

Line Dance: The Bounce (Intermediate)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Michael Metzger

Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/the-bounce-ID128704.aspx
Song: “The Bounce” by Outasight
Choreographer: Scott Blevins and Jo Thompson Szymanski

Musicality (All Levels)

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Ingu Yun

Elevate your dancing to another level.  Learn various ways to listen to the music and allow it to help you style your dancing as a leader, or to be flexible and appreciative as a follower.  Appropriate for all levels, basics-plus to advanced.

 5:00–7:00 PM

Setup for Evening Dances

Room: Madison Ballroom / Courtyard Ballroom / South Room

Our volunteers will be setting up for the evening dances during this time as well, so please give them space.

Competition and Performance Team Practice (5:15–6:45 pm)

Room: Madison Ballroom

Groups performing during Friday night’s dance will have a few minutes each to block and run through your routine.  Klint is the DJ for the competition and performances; he will be on hand to assist with your music needs.

Women’s Social (5:15–6:45 pm)

Room: Hospitality (Room 2721)

The female and female*-identified dancers attending the hoedown get together to do what they do best — talk about dancing and eat!  Sandwich fixings, snacks, and beverages provided; vegetarian and gluten free options available.  This is a trans*-inclusive event; if you feel you belong at a female-oriented social, you are welcome.  (There is a men’s social earlier in the day.)

 6:45–11:00 PM


Registration

Room: Madison Foyer (2nd floor)

Registration opens.  Pick up your badge and your swag bag.  Be sure to give yourself enough time to get registered before the first workshop.

We will also have vendors, information tables, and more set up in the Foyer.

 7:00–8:00 PM

IAGLCWDC Dance Competition

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: Klint Kendrick

The IAGLCWDC’s annual dance competition, part 2: Dance Teams!

Emerald City Hoedown Ball — Line Dance Review

Room: South Room (3rd Floor)

Here is your chance to review the line dances taught today.  Self-directed and self-DJ’ed, those present can spend the time they want on the dances they want to review.

 8:00–9:00 PM

Awards & Performances

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: Klint Kendrick

Rain COuntry and the IAGLCWDC will present awards and other announcements, and several dance teams will perform for your enjoyment.

 7:00 PM–1:00 AM

Emerald City Hoedown Ball — Country Couples (starts at 9:00 pm, after Performances)

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: Kate Bovitch

The hoedown continues with country couples dancing and a few popular line dances in our main ballroom.

Emerald City Hoedown Ball— West Coast Swing

Room: Courtyard Ballroom
DJ: Terry Felts (7–10) and Phoenix Grey (10-1)

The lower level ballroom tonight is all swing, all night long.  (Well, until 1:00 am, and maybe later.)

Emerald City Hoedown Ball— Line Dancing

Room: South Room (3rd Floor)
DJ: Keith Gehrig (7-10) and Jim Drew (10-1)

All your favorite line dances will be played here, including the line dances taught today and any that you might want to request.  For those of you with special favorites, there will be a display in the main ballroom showing what dances are coming up soon.

The first hour (7:00–8:00 pm) will specifically be for reviewing and dancing the line dances taught today, so take the time to do walkthroughs of the dances from earlier.

Bootblacks

Room: Madison Foyer
Bootblack: Beau (Washington State Bootblack 2015)

Our bootblacks will be in the foyer doing bootblacking for tips (we suggest at least $10, more if they do a really great job).  Take a few minutes to have them give a nice shine to your boots (or other care for non-glossy boots), with a bit of foot massage in the mix.  (Can’t bear to be parted from the dancing, but have a second pair of boots that could use some boot love?  Bring them by and pick them up later in the evening.)

 12:00–3:00 AM

After Hours Party

Room: Hospitality (Room 2721)

Join us in the Hospitality Suite for some late-night snacks, beverages, and music in the hospitality suite as you unwind from the evening’s dance. 

 

 SUNDAY, MAY 26

 8:00–9:30 AM

Eye-Openers

Room: Hospitality (Room 2721)

Join us in the Hospitality Suite for some morning snacks and beverages before the Brunch and IAGLCWDC Membership Meeting.

 10:00 AM–12:00 PM


Brunch & IAGLCWDC Membership Meeting

Room: Courtyard Ballroom (lower level)

Join us for a buffet brunch and the annual IAGLCWDC membership meeting.  Included with your weekend registration if purchased during online registration (not available with on-site registrations, sorry).

 12:00–4:00 PM


Registration

Room: Madison Foyer (2nd floor)

Registration opens.  Pick up your badge and your swag bag.  Be sure to give yourself enough time to get registered before the first workshop.

We will also have vendors, information tables, and more set up in the Foyer.

 12:15 PM–1:15 PM

SSQQ Two-Step (Basic+)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Terry Felts

Details

Line Dance: Someday-Someway (Intermediate) and Keep It Simple (Beginner)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Scott Schrank

Someday-Someway
Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/somedaysomeway-ID39717.aspx
Song: “Made for Lovin’ You” by Anastacia
Choreographer: Scott Schrank

Keep It Simple
Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/keep-it-simple-ID131558.aspx
Song: “Keeo It Simple” by James Barker Band
Choreographer: Maggie Gallagher

Blues Fusion (Basic)

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Ari Leavitt

Details

 12:30 PM–1:45 PM

Line Dance Flash Mob Tour

Hey, you can’t stay cooped up at the hotel all weekend!  Weather permitting, Ray will lead a walking group to Westlake Center (15 minutes away) to do a 3–4 dance “flash mob” for the shoppers and tourists, featuring the line dances London, Dizzy, Tush Push, and Chill Factor.

Meet in the Courtyard Foyer (lower level) at 12:15 pm so we can leave at 12:30.  If we make good time there and back, we can be back in time for the 1:30 pm workshops, but no guarantees.

 1:30 PM–2:30 PM

West Coast Swing (Intermediate)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Ari Leavitt

Details

Line Dance: Bad Idea (High Intermediate)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Carlton Thompson

Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/bad-idea-ID131359.aspx
Song: “Bad Idea” by Ariana Grande
Choreographer: Carlton Thompson

SSQQ Two-Step: Refine Your Exchanges (Intermediate)

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Ingu Yun

Exchanges” are a pattern central to the SSQQ style of two-step.  We will pick apart this pattern and give you lots of tips for leaders and for followers to help you perfect your exchanges.  For this workshop, some familiarity with this move is helpful, but not absolutely essential.

 2:45 PM–3:45 PM

Night Club Two-Step (QQS) (Low Intermediate)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Ari Leavitt

Details

Line Dance: Satisfied (Intermediate) and The Way I Am (Beginner)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Sheba Thone

Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/satisfied-ID132651.aspx
Song: “Satified” by Galantis feat. MAX
Choreographer: Amy Glass

Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/the-way-i-am-ID95307.aspx
Song: “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson
Choreographer: Amy Glass

Intro to Salsa (Basic)

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Lee Fox

Details

 4:00 PM—5:00 PM

SSQQ Two-Step (Basic+)

Room: Madison
Instructor: Rob Ollander-Krane

Rob says he is a stickler for technique, so that will be a focus point.  Of course, students will get the basic footwork and frame/connection, but much more.

Line Dance: Good Vibes (Improver) and Absolutely (Beginner)

Room: South Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Scott Schrank

Good Vibes
Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/good-vibes-ID131721.aspx
Song: “Feels Like Home” by Sigala, Fuse ODF & Sean Paul (feat. Kent Jones)
Choreographer: Fred Whitehouse

Absolutely
Step Sheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/absolutely-ID132573.aspx
Song: “Absolutely Everybody” by Pepper
Choreographer: Niels Poulsen

Basic Line Dances: The Outlaw, The Tease, American Kids

Room: East Room (3rd floor)
Instructor: Jim DRew, Dave Morrison

Step Sheets:
https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/the-outlaw-ID82368.aspx
20-count variation on Electric Slide (https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/electric-slide-ID77329.aspx)
https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/american-kids-ID98907.aspx

Finish off your Sunday with three more easy line dances, dances already done in Seattle and which you might get to dance in the main ballroom tonight.  Maybe you know these already and just want to use this as a wrap-up workshop for the day, or maybe one or more of them are new to you — we can always use another line dance in our repertoire.

 7:00–11:00 PM


Registration

Room: Madison Foyer (2nd floor)

Registration opens.  Pick up your badge and your swag bag.  Be sure to give yourself enough time to get registered before the first workshop.

We will also have vendors, information tables, and more set up in the Foyer.

 7:00 PM–12:00 AM


Click Your Heels Dance — Country Couples

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: Terry Felts

The hoedown continues with country couples dancing and a few popular line dances in our main ballroom.

Click Your Heels Dance — Line Dancing

Room: South Room (3rd Floor)
DJ: Ray Nutter (7-9) and Keith Gehrig (9-12)

All your favorite line dances will be played here, including the line dances taught today and any that you might want to request.  For those of you with special favorites, there will be a display in the main ballroom showing what dances are coming up soon.

Click Your Heels Dance — West Coast Swing

Room: East Room (3rd Floor)
DJ: Shana Glennon

West Coast Swind dancing will be available in our other 3rd floor workshop rooom, with killer nighttime views of Seattle.

 11:00 PM–1:00 AM

After Hours Party

Room: Hospitality (Room 2721)

Join us in the Hospitality Suite for some late-night snacks, beverages, and music in the hospitality suite as you unwind from the evening’s dance. 

 

 MONDAY, MAY 27

8:00–9:30 AM

Eye-Openers

Room: Hospitality (Room 2721)

Join us in the Hospitality Suite for some morning snacks and beverages, and help us get the heck out of Dodge, cleaning up and shuttlling supplies out.

MORNING

Hoedown Teardown

Got an hour or two to spare this morning?  We could use some volunteer help tearing down dance floor, taking down sound systems, packing up decorations and other hoedown gear, and loading things into our rental truck… and back into storage in Renton.

 

 Floor Plan