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Howdy Y'all, Jamboree 2015...
San Antonio, TX
Cowboys Dance Hall
Oct 9-10... Mark your calendar now
If you attended this year's Jam, you
know that Mae Neihouse and Nikki Simpson and the Houston folks did
an outstanding job hosting the Jamboree! As you can see, there
was there was a crowd... but we had fun. We tip our hats to
the many volunteers that helped! Their efforts provided
everyone with a great time. Please let them know you appreciate all their work.
And, we can't say
enough about our special guests, Michael Barr and Michele Burton!
It was great to having them at the Jam... leading dances, providing
souvenirs and memories, and their Saturday evening Workshop was
exceptional! They taught three very nice dances... Take These
Chains, Beautiful Goodbye, and Right On Time. We hope you were
We have started updating the
website for Jamboree 2015 in San Antonio. Bea Imken and Lissa Bengtson are coordinators.
So far, we have only worked on the Home Page.
Cowboys Dance Hall
Interstate 410 Loop
Antonio, TX 78218
Dance Hall claims to be the largest honky tonk dance hall in
Texas... and it looks as if it may be!
Outside of Cowboys Dance Hall
Agenda details are being
developed... a typical schedule is shown below... note that dances information
for the Jam (Jam dances, Pre-party dances, Open dances) will begin to be
developed in January, 2015:
Doors Open 1:00PM.
open Friday at 1:00 PM for registration. Remember,
all Friday activities are
restricted to registered participants
of the Saturday
Open Dance, 3-5PM. There will be
open dance from 3-5 PM Friday afternoon according to the published
Dance list but requests will be taken from the floor.
Free Time, 5-7PM.
You are free from 5-7 PM for dinner.
Pre-Jam Party, 7-9PM.
Pre-Jam Party will be
from 7-9 PM Friday
evening. Click here for the
Doors Open 9:00AM.
The doors open for
Jamboree, 10AM - 4PM.
The Jamboree will be
AM-4:00 PM, with lunch from 12:00 Noon-1:30 PM. Check the
page for Jam dance information.
During breaks on Saturday, there will be
Dance according to
the published list.
Some Special Jam Info...
a separate page may eventually be
the best place for
this information, but for now it will be here on the Home page.
Instructors List Update.
Please check the
Instructors List and send an
update on your email address if necessary to Charles Archer
Hosting a Future Jam.
Interested in hosting a Jam? In the early days of the Jamboree,
finding a Jam host was often an effort. For the last few years, there have
more volunteers than Jams, which is not a bad thing!
Planning must start significantly
in advance of the event.
To help ensure the selection is open, fair and available to everyone, the
following table will be available on the website. As situations can change
over time, it likely will be best not to project more than about 4 years in
advance. The following have volunteered as Jamboree hosts. After
each Jam in October, another year will be added to the table... if a year is
blank that means it is open to potential hosts.
Jam 2015 - Bea
Imken & Lissa Bengtson (co-hosts, San Antonio)
- Cheryl Rogers (Houston)
Jam 2017 - Barbara
2018 - ???
Jam 2019 - ???
Jam 2020 - Nikki
Using feedback from some past Jam coordinators, some general guidelines are being drafted to help
potential hosts. Hopefully, the draft will be available in a couple of
months to be sent to Texas teachers for their input.
If you are interested in hosting a
Jamboree and would like your name included on the list, please send a note to
Charles Archer (email@example.com).
Questions, suggestions, and comments are welcome.