to the Texas Line Dance Jamboree Website!
Lake Conroe KOA Resort
Oct 17-18... Mark your calendar
2014 Texas Line Dance
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
firstname.lastname@example.org and Nikki Simpson
email@example.com are hosts for the 2014 Texas Line
Note: As of 8/9/14, a
one bedroom cabin has become available at the KOA Lodge.
Please contact Mae Neihouse for details.
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.
Conroe/Houston North KOA
Montgomery, TX 77356
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
KOA Resort Ballroom
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.
If available, a detailed
for Friday and Saturday will be posted here.
During breaks on Saturday, there will be
Dance according to
the published list.
Free Time, 4-6PM.
are free from 4-6 PM.
Saturday, 6-8PM, Workshop
with Michael & Michele.
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 2014 - Mae Neihouse
& Nikki Simpson (co-hosts, Houston)
Jam 2015 - Bea
Imken & Lissa Bengtson (co-hosts, San Antonio)
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions, suggestions, and comments are welcome.