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Updated September 20, 2018.  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 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.

While the 2019 schedule is not complete, we invite you to view the 2018 schedule below to get an idea of what to expect.  Beyond this 2018 schedule, we will have workshops all day on Friday, an additional full track of workshops, and a buffet brunch on Sunday monring, plus some tourist activities on Thursday.

 

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A key to th
workshop levels and a hotel map are at the bottom of the page.

 

 
THURSDAY
Madison Foyer Madison Ballroom Courtyard Ballroom South Room East Room North Room Hospitality
4:00 pm

6:00 pm
            Welcome Social
6:00 pm Registration            
7:00 pm Couples Dancing   Line Dancing West Coast Swing    
11:30 pm             After Hours

 

 
FRIDAY
Madison Foyer Madison Ballroom Courtyard Ballroom South Room East Room North Room Hospitality
8:00 am             Eye Openers
(to 10:00 am)
8:30 am Registration            
9:00 am Workshops    
10:15 am Dance Committee Meeting  
11:30 am  
12:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm Registration Workshops Delegates Meeting  
2:45 pm  
4:00 pm    
5:00 pm   Rehearsals   Rehearsals     VIP Reception
7:00 pm Registration Couples Dancing Competitions West Coast Swing Practice Floor    
8:00 pm Opening Ceremonies and Performances Line Dancing    
9:00 pm Couples Dancing    
12:00 am     After Hours Party

 

 
SATURDAY
Madison Foyer Madison Ballroom Courtyard Ballroom South Room East Room North Room Hospitality
8:00 am             Eye Openers (to 10:00)
9:00 am Registration Workshops    
10:15 am    
11:30 am    
12:30 pm           Competitors Meeting Mens Social
1:30 pm Registration Workshops    
2:45 pm    
4:00 pm    
5:00 pm   Rehearsals Rehearsals       Womens Social
7:00 pm Registration Couples Dancing Competitions West Coast Swing Practice Floor    
8:00 pm Performances West Coast Swing Line Dancing    
9:00 pm Couples Dancing    
12:00 am     After Hours Party

 

 
SUNDAY
Madison Foyer Madison Ballroom Courtyard Ballroom South Room East Room North Room Hospitality
8:00 am             Eye Openers (to 9:30)
10:00 am     Brunch and Members Meeting        
1:00 pm Registration Workshops   Workshops    
2:15 pm      
3:30 pm      
4:45 pm      
5:30 pm              
7:00 pm Registration Couples Dancing   Line Dancing West Coast Swing    
11:00 pm             After Hours

 

 These were the dance rooms used in 2018.  We will get the full set of 2019 rooms up soon.Floor Plan