Great Texas Hoedown

  • 07 Nov 2015
  • Old Blanco County Courthouse, 300 Main Street, Blanco, TX 78606

Registration

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    Spectators are FREE, but video camera operators (including cell phones) must pay full dancer fee.
  • To register multiple dancers, simply fill out the form for the first dancer, then click "Add Guest" at the bottom. You will be given a new form for the next dancer.

    Spectators are FREE, but video camera operators (including cell phones) must pay full dancer fee.

The Great Texas Hoedown!

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The Event:  The “Don’t Miss” clogging event of the year, the Great Texas Hoedown will explode in the quaint little town of Blanco, Texas, on Nov 7, 2015! This fun event, sponsored by the Texas Clogging Council, occurs only every other year, and is intended to explore the roots of clogging – focusing on old-time traditional clogging, flatfootin’, buck dancing, etc., and figures such as Southern Appalachian Big Circle, Kentucky Running Set, Country Hoedown, and other fun stuff.  (Yes, there will be some line dances, too, and a fun dance Saturday night!)  All levels welcome, even beginners and non-cloggers!

 The Instructor: We are excited to have Andy Howard from Gainesville, Florida as our instructor this year!   Andy is growing in prominence (and demand!) as a national clogging instructor, and has been featured at major clogging workshop all across the U.S. and Canada! He has hosted the traditional hall at the National Clogging Convention the last few years, and is well-versed in old-style traditional and figure-based clogging, as well as contemporary clogging and line dances.  

Andy has a master’s degree in American Dance Studies, and teaches courses in clogging, tap and world dance at Florida State University, Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.  He is the director of the American Racket clogging team, and he and his team have won multiple regional and national championship awards in both contemporary and traditional choreography and performance .  They have performed and competed all over the U.S, as well as South Korea, Brazil, Canada and Costa Rica, often sharing the stage with such notables as Bill Cosby, Wayne Brady, and Ted Koppel.  Although somewhat new to Texas, Andy will be one of our national instructors at the 2017 Texas Clogging Rally!  Here’s your chance to get a sneak peak and help give Andy a big Texas –sized welcome!  This is one you don’t want to miss!  (Still not impressed?  Then check out this Youtube link of Andy on Florida PBS television and prepare to be blown away!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNIZyjRKAKk)

The Location:   This year’s event is returning to Blanco, Texas, where we’ll be dancing once again on the 100+ year-old wooden floor of the Old Blanco County Courthouse (used in the 2010 movie “True Grit”!)  There are several restaurants within walking distance (literally right across the street) from the courthouse, as well as local shops & businesses.  For those staying overnight, there are also several motels and B&Bs in town (a few listed below).  Make a weekend of it – the renowned  Wurstfest German Festival  in New Braunfels will happening during this time, as well as are multiple attractions in nearby San Antonio and Austin, the LBJ ranch in Johnson City, shopping in Fredericksburg, San Marcos, etc.! 

Best Western Plus
Blanco Luxury Inn
2218 Highway 281N
Blanco, TX 78606
book.bestwestern.com
830-833-5697
Swiss Lodge
1206 Main Street
Blanco, TX 78606
theswisslodge.com
830-833-5528
 
The Blanco County Inn      
902 Main Street
Blanco, TX 78606
blancocountyinn.com
830-833-4502
Blanco Riverside
Cottages & RV
20 Main Street
Blanco, TX 78606
blancoriversidegetaway.com
830-330-4324

 

Oh, yeah – Did I mention this event occurs only every 2 years?  If you miss this one, it won’t come around again until 2017! So come on out and have a great time!

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