Event Details

The 26th Annual

"Texas Hoe-Down"

MARCH 27th - 29th, 2015

Jerry, Missy, Judi and I would like to thank all of you that came out and helped make our 25th Anniversary of the “Texas Hoe-Down” a tremendous success.  We were packed all week-end with competitors and dance enthusiasts. 

On Friday, we had Couples workshops and Line Dance Workshops until the Intermediate and Advanced Pro-Am competitions started on Friday evening.  Line Dance workshops and open Line Dancing continued throughout the week-end and Specialty Couples workshops on Saturday.  Immediately following the Intermediate-Advanced Pro-Am competition, we hosted West Coast Swing and Hustle competitions which were very well attended. 

NewComer and Pre-NewComer competitions began on Saturday morning.  More than half of these New and Pre-NewComers were brand new dancers.  Competitions continued on Saturday afternoon with the Couples competitions all danced on Sunday. 

Our Saturday Night Show had a packed ballroom.  Several of our “early dancers” were invited to dance in the Show and received standing ovations.  We were also privileged to have some “Native American”  dancers perform for us.  We continued the fun with Pajama Clad Twister Games and one of the largest 2-Step Jack & Jill’s that anyone can remember.  We have always had great Saturday Night Shows, but I must say that this year was the “BEST”

Our Special Recognition awards were:  Sweethearts of the Year:  Janell Nelson and Jasmine Williams; Dudes of the Year:  Cory Decuire and Craig Billings.  With this being our 25th Birthday, we gave two “Shelley’s Awards”:  Richard and Bonnie Robertson of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Sherry Reynolds of Austin, Texas.  The “Shelley’s Awards” were presented by last year’s recipient, Mike Wagner.  “Shelley’s Award” is very special to me, honoring the daughter that we lost to heart disease way too early.

We always try to have the very best Judging Staff and Instructor Staff that is available in our Country-Western Dance Community.  Thanks to ALL OF YOU for your continued years of support.  You are truly our extended family and the reason we continue to produce this Event year after year.  Virginia Rainey

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What is New for 2014:

Age qualification for all contestants:
A Contestant’s age for the entire dance year shall be based on what their age is on the last day of the ACDA National Championships.

If a Pro-Am student receives a majority medal placement of Gold Graduate in all five of the required dances at two (2) events before June 1st they must advance to the next level at the next event.

Cut off times for registration for our "country competitions" entries will Still be at 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the event, swing registrations will be accepted after this date.


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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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