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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.

For the 2019 Emerald City Hoedown, we will have four full tracks of workshops on Friday and Saturday, and three on Sunday in ballrooms and meeting rooms on three floors of the hotel — Country Couples, Swing, Line Dance, and Taste & Technique.  The dance competition will now occur at the start of the evening on Friday and Saturday, with practices occurring in the break between workshops and competitions.  And since we encourage you to stay for all day Sunday, including the evening dance, there will be three 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!

 

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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
Madison Foyer Madison Ballroom South Room Lobby
Bar
Hospitality
3:30 pm Registration
3:30–10:00 pm
       
4:00 pm Welcome Social
4:00–6:00 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm Women’s Meet & Greet
5:30–7:00 pm
6:00 pm  
7:00 pm Couples Dancing
7:00–11:00 pm
Intro to SSQQ Two-Step Lesson @ 7:30 pm
DJ: Ray Nutter
Line Dancing
7:00–11:00 pm
DJ: Rick Dominguez
 
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
10:00 pm  
11:00 pm     After Hours
11:00 pm–1:00 am
12:00 am

 

 
FRIDAY
Madison Foyer Madison Ballroom
(Couples)
Courtyard Ballroom
(Swing)
South Room
(Line)
East
Room
(Other)
North Room Hospitality
8:00 am             Eye Openers
8:00–10:00 am
8:30 am Registration
8:30 am–12:30 pm
9:00 am QQSS Two-Step: Learn the Positions
Lee Fox
East Coast Swing: Pretzels (Low Int)
Klint Kendrick
Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (Beg+)
& Nothing But You (Int)
Carlton Thompson
Basic Line Dances
Jim Drew
10:15 am Waltz
Rob Ollander-Krane
West Coast Swing
DC Roleplay
Spare Change (Imp) & Blue Jeans On (Imp)
Rick Dominguez
SSQQ Two-Step for Novices
Ingu Yun
 
11:30 am SSQQ Two-Step for QQSS Dancers (Basic+)
Jim Drew
Intro to West Coast Swing
Barb Buys
Body Talks (Low Int)
Michael Metzger
Night Club
Terry Felts
IAGLCWDC Dance Committee
11:30 am– 12:30 pm
12:30 pm   Lunch Break
12:30–1:30 pm
1:00 pm Registration
1:00–5:00 pm
1:30 pm Basic QQSS Two-Step
Jeffrey Howard
East Coast Swing: Rhythm Changes
Michael Sims
Oil Can Stomp (Low Int) & Wanna Turn Me On (Imp)
Rick Dominguez
Inappropriate Moves (Two-Step)
Klint Kendrick
IAGLCWDC Delegates Meeting
1:30–3:45 pm
2:45 pm SSQQ Two-Step: Go Faster, Go Slower
Terry Felts
West Coast Swing: Partnering Pro Tips
Phoenix Grey
Cry Pretty (Low Int) & Off the Beaten Track (Beg)
Scott Schrank
Don’t Out-Sass Your Technique
Michael Sims
4:00 pm Waltz: Corkscrew Releases
Klint Kendrick
WCS Bootcamp 1
Sara Willis-Hilbrich
Rain Country Reviews
Various
(Ends at) 5 o’Clock Shadow
Rob Ollander-Krane
 
5:00 pm           VIP Reception
5:00–7:00 pm
5:15 pm Rehearsals
5:15–6:45 pm
DJ: Klint Kendrick
6:00 pm
6:45 pm Registration
6:45–11:00 pm
 
7:00 pm IAGLCWDC Competition: Couples & Line
7:00–8:00 pm
DJ: Klint Kendrick
West Coast Swing
7:00 pm–1:00 am
DJs: Shana Glennon, Phoenix Grey
Line Dance Review
7:00–8:00 pm
Kate Bovitch

Practice Floor
No DJ
 
8:00 pm Opening Ceremonies and Exhibitions
8:00–9:00 pm
DJ: Klint Kendrick
Line Dancing
8:00 pm–1:00 am
DJs: Kate Bovitch, Rick Dominguez
9:00 pm Couples Dancing
9:00 pm–1:00 am
DJ: Jim Drew
10:00 pm
11:00 pm  
12:00 am After Hours
12:00–3:00 am

 

 
SATURDAY
Madison Foyer Madison Ballroom
(Couples)
Courtyard Ballroom
(Swing)
South Room
(Line)
East
Room
(Other)
Hospitality
8:00 am           Eye Openers
8:00–10:00 am
8:30 am Registration
8:30 am–12:30 pm
9:00 am SSQQ Two-Step: Spin Like Wonder Woman!
Klint Kendrick
WCS Bootcamp 2
Sara Willis-Hilbrich
Up All Night (Imp) & Groovy Love (Imp)
Michael Metzger
Basic Line Dances
Jim Drew
10:15 am Waltz: Let’s Get Smooth
Lee Fox
West Coast Swing: Hitting the Break
Phoenix Grey
Youngblood (Int)
Carlton Thompson
West Coast Swing: Lead? Follow? Switch!
DC Roleplay
 
11:30 am SSQQ Two-Step (Int+)
Jim Drew
WCS Bootcamp 3
Sara Willis-Hilbrich
Abu Dhabi (High Int)
Sheba Thone
Fancy Shadow
Jeffrey Howard
12:30 pm   Lunch Break
12:30–1:30 pm
Men’s Social
12:30–1:30 pm
1:00 pm Registration
1:00–5:00 pm
1:30 pm Waltz
Terry Felts
WCS Bootcamp 4
Sara Willis-Hilbrich
Hands In The Air (Low Int)
Rick Dominguez
Crowded Floorcraft (Two-Step)
Jim Drew
 
2:45 pm SSQQ Two-Step
Barb Buys
East Coast Swing: How’s That Triple Work?
Lee Fox
La Fiesta Cubana (Imp) & The Wolf (Imp)
Evamarie Gordon
WCS Technique: Spinning Like Magic
Phoenix Grey
4:00 pm Shuffle
Jim Drew
West Coast Swing: 2, 4, 6, and Sometimes 8
Michael Sims
The Bounce (Int)
Michael Metzger
Musicality
Ingu Yun
5:00 pm          
5:15 pm Rehearsals
5:15–6:45 pm
DJ: Klint Kendrick
Women’s Social
5:15–6:45 pm
6:00 pm
6:45 pm Registration
6:45–11:00 pm
   
7:00 pm IAGLCWDC Competition: Teams
7:00–8:00 pm
DJ: Klint Kendrick
West Coast Swing
7:00 pm–1:00 am
DJs: Terry Felts, Phoenix Grey
Line Dance Review
7:00–8:00 pm
DJ: Keith Gehrig

Practice Floor
No DJ
8:00 pm Awards & Exhibitions
8:00–9:00 pm
DJ: Klint Kendrick
Line Dancing
8:00 pm–1:00 am
DJs: Keith Gehrig, Jim Drew
9:00 pm Couples Dancing
9:00 pm–1:00 am
DJ: Kate Bovitch
10:00 pm
11:00 pm  
12:00 am After Hours
12:00–3:00 am

 

 
SUNDAY
Madison Foyer Madison Ballroom
(Couples & Swing)
Courtyard Ballroom South Room
(Line)
East
Room
(Other)
Hospitality
& Other
8:00 am         Eye Openers
8:00–9:30 am
9:00 am
10:00 am Brunch & IAGLCWDC Membership Meeting
10:00 am–12:00 pm
 
11:00 am
12:00 pm Registration
12:00–4:00 pm
 
12:15 pm SSQQ Two-Step
Terry Felts
Someday-Someway (Int)
& Keep It Simple (Beg)
Scott Schrank
Blues Fusion
Ari Leavitt
Line Dance Flash Mob
12:30–1:45 pm
(on the town)
1:30 pm West Coast Swing
Ari Leavitt
Bad Idea (High Int)
Carlton Thompson
SSQQ Two-Step: Refine Your Exchanges
Ingu Yun
2:45 pm Night Club Two-Step (QQS)
Ari Leavitt
Satisfied (Int) &
The Way I Am (Beg)
Sheba Thone
Intro to Salsa
Lee Fox
 
4:00 pm   SSQQ Two-Step
Rob Ollander-Krane
Good Vibes (Imp) &
Absolutely (Beg)

Scott Schrank
Basic Line Dances
Various
5:00 pm      
6:00 pm
7:00 pm Registration
7:00–11:00 pm
Couples Dancing
7:00 pm–12:00 am
DJ Terry Felts

Line Dancing
7:00 pm–12:00 am
DJs: Ray Nutter, Keith Gehrig
West Coast Swing
7:00 pm–12:00 am
DJ: Shana Glennon
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
11:00 pm   After Hours
11:00 pm–1:00 am
12:00 am      

 Floor Plan