Event Details

The 29th Annual

"Texas Hoe-Down"

MARCH 23th - 25th, 2018

Jerry and Virginia Rainey, Judi Caudle, and Missy Rainey-Nivens, Event Directors of the “Texas Hoe-Down,” thanks all of our dancers for making our 2017 Event (our 28th Anniversary) the huge success it was.  It was very well attended and everyone said they had fun…remember…that’s what this is all about…having FUN. 

We will once again be at the DFW Airport Marriott South in Ft. Worth.  This is a beautiful facility and they have renovated most of their rooms.  They will continue their renovations the week after the Event.  This is our 12th year at this Hotel.  Prior to that, the “Texas Hoe-Down” was at their first venue for 18 years.  With this truly amazing fact, and the fact that we are still the originating Event Directors, we feel we can offer you a truly wonderful dance experience.  The DFW Airport Marriott South Staff is always very good to all of our dancers and there to help us in any way. 

We promise that we will have the most exciting competitions ever and our Star-Studded Saturday Night Shows are always the very best.

We look forward to seeing you.  Get your Event Registrations in and make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.  See you at the “The Texas Hoe-Down.”  

PLEASE NOTE: Country and Western Registration Closes Wednesday March 21nd, 2018, at 5:00pm.

The 2018 “Texas Hoe-down” will again be a participating Event of the “Country Two Step Tour.”
Register online Now! The competition will be Saturday night, at 10:30 pm. This will be a great way to have Fun and meet new dancers! Registration closes at 9:00 pm.

9-Dance Challenge will be on Sunday at 11:00am. Registration closes at 9:00 pm on Saturday.

9-Dance Challenge Description.

Get your Two step on the floor!  The following levels will be offered: Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced!
The “Country Two Step Tour” is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the FUN and collaborative experience of social dancing. The main favorite dance is the Country Two Step. Based on the results of the contest, the top performers are awarded cash and/or other prizes. When you dance in a sanctioned CTST Jack-and-Jill contest, you can earn award points that will be tracked by the CTST. When you have earned enough points, you will “graduate” to the next higher skill level. For more information go to www.countrytwostep.com.

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What is New for 2017:


( In an attempt to help everyone learn and understand this " American Smooth" syllabus, I will attempt to explain a couple of things. 
The most important thing to understand is that all the numbered elements in the middle of the table of contents are the critical ones to learn.
The first five parts of the table of contents are just general information things like movement and hold, etc. 
The numbered elements are self-explanatory and are the basic movement elements that are allowed in the syllabus.
The last dozen or so "bonus figures" are simply several variations of the original figures for the syllabus. In other words, just different ways to do the same syllabus movements.
For example, "Bonus Figures 4a thru 4d" are just four more ways to do basic syllabus element #9 change of places.

Hopefully this helps clarify the syllabus table of contents.

Bob Wheatley VP ACDA )

WE WILL BE USING "AN AMERICAN SMOOTH" CLOSED BRONZE DVIDA SYLLABUS!!  BPM RANGE = 150 – 170     Optimum BPM: Newcomer/Novice = 152 Intermediate/Advanced = 162 To obtain videos of the allowable figures please see DanceVision at:  https://www.dancevision.com/  You can arrange your choreography any way you wish but for the first year we will use the above closed syllabus as the allowable figures to aid in everyone’s learning curve as we all adjust to this old dance that is new to us. We want everyone to have an opportunity to learn this dance from the ground up. This will give everyone a year to learn the basic closed elements before we consider opening it up completely. The ACDA will review everything at the end of this year and will take everything into consideration for what the future fate of Viennese Waltz may be. However, for this year VW is an absolute equal to all the non-swing optional dances currently offered. If you are already dancing 8 dances, then you can just add VW for your 9th dance. Or it can equally be substituted for any of the following…. TR2, PLK, NC2, or CHA.

PLEASE NOTE: We have also added language to protect Newcomer Level 4 in Couples and Pro-Am from competitors entering those Divisions from other partner dance genres. We have also made it easier for Pro-Am students to partner into Couples Divisions by allowing them to go back one level. Since Pro-Am students would be giving up a professional partner in Pro-Am to dance in Couples we will allow two Novice Level 3 students to partner in Newcomer Level 4 Couples



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HD Picture's from 2017 Hoe-Down Pictures

HD Picture's from 2016 Hoe-Down Pictures

HD Picture's from 2014 Hoe-Down Pictures

HD Picture's from 2013 Hoe-Down Pictures

HD Picture's from 2012 Hoe-Down Pictures

HD Picture's from 2011 Hoe-Down Pictures


For copies of pictures from the Hoe-Down please visit Action Photos.

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