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Updated November 16, 2022.  Schedule subject to change.

The 2023 Emerald City Hoedown will feature over 35 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.

(Note: when we say “Couples” here, we mean dances like two-step, waltz, and swing, where you are dancing together with another person — as compared to the more solo line dancing, or square dancing where there are eight dancers in the gorup.  You don’t need to bring a regular dance partner or romantic partner to the hoedown in order to participate; you will easily be able to find someone to dance with in the workshops or the evening dances, and most of us dance with many different people across the weekend, both people we have danced with many times before and those we have just met!)

We don't have any workshop specifics ready yet, but thios will give you the anticipated layout of the weekend.

 

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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 30

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.

LATE AFTERNOON

Dance Floor Setup

Want to volunteer an hour of time?  We can use a few extra hands to assemble the dance floor on the 3rd floor.

 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 (South) and TBD (East)

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 31

 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.

 8:45 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

TBD (Level)

Room: Madison Ballroom
Instructor: TBD

Details

 10:15 AM—11:15 AM

TBD (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

TBD (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

There are several restaurants and sandwich shops within a few blocks of the hotel.  The hotel restaurant is only open for breakfast.

 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

TBD (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

TBD (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

TBD (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.

Wizard’s Reception (“Friends of Dorothy” and VIPs 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

West Coast Swing Explosion!

Room: Madison Ballroom
DJ: TBD

West Coast Swing dancing will be available all evening in the East Room, but nothing beat getting the entire manin ballroom floor for a while!

Line Dance Reviews

Room: South
DJ: (none; self-DJ’ed)

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

Open Floor

The East Room will be available for ad hoc dancing.  No DJ, so bring your own music and plug into the room’s sound system.

 8:00 PM–8:15 PM

Announcements

Room: Madison Ballroom
This is your official welcome to the Emerald City Hoedown.

 8:15 PM–1:00 AM

Welcome to Oz! Dance — Country Couples (starts about 8:15 pm, after Annoncements)

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 — West Coast Swing Dancing

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

All the West Coast Swing your feet can handle.  And while the room is only scheduled until 1:00 am, late night swing can continue as late as your DJs are willing!

 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, APRIL 1

 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

TBD (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

TBD (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

TBD (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 hey 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

TBD (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

TBD (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

TBD (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.

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

West Coast Swing dancing will be available all evening in the East Room, but nothing beat getting the entire manin ballroom floor for a while!

Line Dance Reviews

Room: South
DJ: (none, self-DJ’ed)

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

Open Floor

The East Room will be available for ad hoc dancing.  No DJ, so bring your own music and plug into the room’s sound system.

 8:00 PM–8:30 PM

Announcements & Performances

Room: Madison Ballroom

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)
DJs: 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— West Coast Swing

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

All the West Coast Swing your feet can handle.  And while the room is only scheduled until 1:00 am, late night swing can continue as late as your DJs are willing!

 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, APRIL 2

 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

TBD (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

 12:15 PM–1:15 PM

TBD (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

 1:30 PM–2:30 PM

TBD (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–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: 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.

 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