to the Texas Line Dance Jamboree Website!
Howdy Y'all... Jamboree 2014
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
email@example.com and Nikki Simpson
firstname.lastname@example.org are hosts for the 2014 Texas Line
You don't want to miss the Jam this year. We will have some very
special guests, choreographers Michael Barr and Michele Burton...
plus Michele's mother, "Ms. Hello Dolly" Lorraine Kurtela.
Come help celebrate Lorraine's 90th birthday! Click here for a
information on our special guests and cabins at the KOA resort.
Michael & Michele
Website Update for 2014.
We're just getting started with the website update for Jam 2014 and
details will be added as they're available.
If you notice something on the website, an obvious mistake or an
item that seems to have been overlooked, please send me a note (email@example.com)...
I appreciate your feedback.
If you attended this year's Jam, you
know that Mike Goldsmith
firstname.lastname@example.org and the San Antonio group did an
outstanding job hosting the Jamboree! Their efforts resulted
in a great time for everyone. Our hats are off to them!
Please let them know you appreciate all their work.
Now, back to Jam
Lake Conroe KOA Resort.
will be held at the
Lake Conroe KOA Resort in Montgomery, Texas on
Conroe/Houston North KOA
Montgomery, TX 77356
KOA Resort Ballroom
ballroom has a spacious 15,000 square foot oak dance floor. A
limited number of
cabins are available at the KOA Resort. Area hotel
accommodations are also available. Book your hotel early.
October is a busy time in the Montgomery/Conroe area because of the
Form is not quite ready.
Below is the 2013 agenda. The 2014 agenda will be similar but is not yet final.
Friday Afternoon Doors Open 1PM.
The doors will open Friday at 1:00 PM for registration.
Friday Afternoon Open Dance, 3-5PM.
Open dance will be from 3:00-5:00 PM Friday afternoon and also after the Pre-Jam
Party... requests will be taken during open dancing.
Friday Dinner, 5-7PM.
You are free from 5:00-7:00 PM for dinner.
Friday Pre-Jam Party, 7-9PM... Open Dance til 10PM!
Pre-Jam Party will be
from 7:00-9:00 PM Friday
evening, followed by more open dancing until 10:00
PM. See the
Pre-Jam Party page for the Pre-Jam dances.
Open dance requests will be taken during the Open Dance Session after the
Pre-Jam Party. Remember,
all Friday activities are
restricted to registered participants
of the Saturday
Saturday Doors Open 9AM.
The doors will open Saturday at 9:00 AM for
10AM - 4PM.
The Jamboree will be
AM-4:00 PM, with lunch from 12:00 Noon-1:00 PM. Check the
page for Jam dance information.
for Friday and Saturday will be posted here when available.
During breaks on Saturday, there will be
Saturday Free Time, 4-7PM.
are free from 4:00-7:00 PM.
Saturday, 7-10PM, Open Dance.
More open dance 7:00-10:00 PM.
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 2013 - Mike
Goldsmith (San Antonio)
Jam 2014 - Mae Neihouse
& Nikki Simpson (co-hosts, Houston)
Jam 2015 - Bea
Imken & Lissa Bengtson (co-hosts, San Antonio)
- Cheryl Rogers (Houston) tentative
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.