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Lake Conroe KOA Resort

Montgomery, Texas


Oct 17-18... Mark your calendar now! 



Jam 2014.  The 2014 Texas Line Dance Jamboree will be October 17-18, 2014, at the Lake Conroe KOA Resort, north of Houston.  This was the site for the Jamboree in 2002, 2005, and 2011, so you are likely familiar with it.  Mae Neihouse mneihouse@yahoo.com  and Nikki Simpson rockinredrodeo@verizon.net are hosts for the 2014 Texas Line Dance Jamboree.  Note: As of 8/9/14, a one bedroom cabin has become available at the KOA Lodge.  Please contact Mae Neihouse for details.



Rita Thompson.  Sad news... Rita Thompson, Jo Thompson Szymanski's mother, passed away Friday, September 5.  Our condolences and prayers go out to Jo and her family for their loss.  If you have the opportunity, many have been dancing Rita's Waltz in her memory.



Michael & Michele

You won't want to miss the Jam this year. We will have some very special guests, choreographers Michael Barr and Michele Burton.  Michael and Michele have been the instructors for the annual Jam Workshop for a number of years.


We were also hoping to have Michele's mother, "Ms. Hello Dolly" Lorraine Kurtela as a guest.  We are sad to say Lorraine has declined because of the long trip.  However, come on down...we can still help Lorraine celebrate her 90th birthday!


Lake Conroe KOA Resort.


Lake Conroe/Houston North KOA

19785 Hwy. 105W
Montgomery, TX 77356


The ballroom has a spacious 15,000 square foot oak dance floor.  Book your hotel early.  October is a busy time in the area because of the Renaissance Festival.


The 2014 Registration Form is now available. 

KOA Resort Ballroom




Jamboree 2014 Agenda:


  • Doors Open 1:00PM.  The doors will open Friday at 1:00 PM for registration.  Remember, all Friday activities are FREE but are restricted to registered participants of the Saturday Jamboree. 

  • Open Dance, 3-5PM.  There will be open dance from 3-5 PM Friday afternoon   according to the published Open Dance list but requests will be taken from the floor.  

  • Free Time, 5-7PM.  You are free from 5-7 PM for dinner.

  • Friday Pre-Jam Party, 7-9PM.  The Pre-Jam Party will be from 7-9 PM Friday evening.  Click here for the Pre-Jam Party dances. 


  • Doors Open 9:00AM.  The doors open for registration.

  • Jamboree, 10AM - 4PM.  The Jamboree will be 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, with lunch from 12:00 Noon-1:30 PM.  Check the Dance Info page for Jam dance information.  If available, a detailed agenda for Friday and Saturday will be posted here.  During breaks on Saturday, there will be Open Dance according to the published list. 

  • Free Time, 4-6PM.  You are free from 4-6 PM.

  • Saturday, 6-8PM, Workshop with Michael & Michele.



And 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 c.archer@att.net.


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 been 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 2014 - Mae Neihouse & Nikki Simpson (co-hosts, Houston)

Jam 2015 - Bea Imken & Lissa Bengtson (co-hosts, San Antonio)

Jam 2016 - Cheryl Rogers (Houston) tentative

Jam 2017 - ???


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 (c.archer@att.net). 


Questions, suggestions, and comments are welcome.