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Updated November 17, 2020.  Schedule subject to change.

The 2021 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.  We will have three tracks of workshops on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in ballrooms and meeting rooms on two floors of the hotel — both Country Couples (two rooms, for different sized workshops) and Line Dance.

The following listing is for the events which had been planned for the 2020 Emerald City Hoedown.  We expect the 2022 hoedown schedule to follow this closely.

 

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A workshop levels table is here.
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A hotel map is at the bottom of the page.

 

 THURSDAY, MARCH 25

3:00 PM–10:00 PM

Registration

Room: Compass Foyer (3rd 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.

 7:00 PM–12:00 AM

Trail-In Dance

Room: South Room (3rd floor) and East Room (3rd floor)
DJs: TBD

Let's get the dancing started!  Country Couples and Swing in South, Line Dancing in East.  Both rooms are on the third floor.

No cover for hoedown registrants.

 11:00 PM–2:00 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, MARCH 26

 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.

MORNING

Dance Floor Setup

Room: Madison A (2nd 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.)

 8:45 AM–11:30 AM


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 information tables and more set up in the Foyer.

 9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: East (3rd Floor)
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 10:15 AM—11:15 AM

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: East (3rd Floor)
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 11:30 AM—12:30 PM

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: East (3rd Floor)
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 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.

 1:15 PM–4:15 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

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: East (3rd Floor)
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 2:45 PM–3:45 PM

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: East (3rd Floor)
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 4:00 PM—5:00 PM

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: East (3rd Floor)
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 5:00–7:00 PM

Setup for Evening Dances

Room: Madison 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.

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

West Coast Swing Explosion!

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: TBD

TBD

Line Dance Reveews

Room: South
DJ: TBD

This hour will specifically be for reviewing and dancing the line dances taught today, so take the time to do walkthroughs of the dances from earlier.

 8:00 PM–8:30 PM

Announcements & Performances

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: TBD

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

 8:30 PM–1:00 AM

Welcome to Oz! Dance — Country Couples (starts about 8:30 pm, after Performances)

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: TBD

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

Welcome to Oz! Dance — Line Dancing

Room: South Room (3rd Floor)
DJ: TBD

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.

Welcome to Oz! Dance — Open Floor

Room: East Room (3rd Floor)
No DJ

This dance room will be available for ad hoc dancing.   No DJ, so bring your own music.

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, MARCH 27

 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

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: East (3rd Floor)
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 10:15 AM—11:15 AM

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: East (3rd Floor)
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 11:30 AM—12:30 PM

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: East (3rd Floor)
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 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

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: East (3rd Floor)
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 2:45 PM–3:45 PM

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: East (3rd Floor)
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 4:00 PM—5:00 PM

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: East (3rd Floor)
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 5:00–7:00 PM

Setup for Evening Dances

Room: Madison 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.

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

West Coast Swing Explosion!

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: TBD

TBD

Line Dance Reveews

Room: South
DJ: TBD

This hour will specifically be for reviewing and dancing the line dances taught today, so take the time to do walkthroughs of the dances from earlier.

 8:00 PM–8:30 PM

Announcements & Performances

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: TBD

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

 8:30 PM–1:00 AM

Emerald City Hoedown Ball — Country Couples (starts about 8:30 pm, after Performances)

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: TBD

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

Emerald City Hoedown Ball— Line Dancing

Room: South Room (3rd Floor)
DJ: TBD

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.

Emerald City Hoedown Ball— Open Floor

Room: East Room (3rd Floor)
No DJ

This dance room will be available for ad hoc dancing.   No DJ, so bring your own music.

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. 

 

 SUNDAY, MARCH 28

 8:00–10:00 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.

 10:45 AM–3:00 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.

 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 12:15 PM–1:15 PM

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Couples Workshop (level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

Line Dance Workshop (Level)

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

Dance Name
Step Sheet: TBD
Song: “Song Name” by Artist Name
Choreographer: Name

 2:45 PM–5:00 PM


Click Your Heels Dance — Country Couples

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: TBD

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

Click Your Heels Dance — Line Dancing

Room: East Room (3rd Floor)
DJ: TBD

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.

 5:00 PM–7:00 PM

Tear Down and Load Out

We can use help disassembling dance floor, packing and inventorying crates, and loading up the truck (and unloading it at the storage locker).

 

 
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

 Floor Plan