Event Information

The pinnacle of the weekend is the renowned LoneStar Saturday Evening Dinner Show. You’ll be escorted to a table, served a scrumptious dinner prepared by the Omni’s award-winning chef, and entertained by exceptional talent throughout the night.

Our Dinner Show always features the best of the best.  This year will feature performances by Brandon & Kristin Parker, Chad Guidry & Shelley James, Michael & Jessica Blanco, Sloane Hansen & Bernadette Carmichael, Eric Nava & Brittney Valdez, Glenn Ball & Kellese Key–and all the way from Quebec, Marc Davidson and Sylvie Raymond.  These great dancers will also be teaching workshops during the weekend and are available for private lessons.

Event Staff

Augie Leija Kellese Key
Bernadette Carmichael Ken Rutland
Bob Wheatley Kristin Parker
Brandon Parker Lisa D’Amico Peltier
Brittney Valdez Marc Davidson
Bryn Anderson Michael Kielbasa
Carmen Goodman Michael Stephens
Catherine Picard Michaele Giles
Chad Graber Monique Rouleau
Chad Guidry Newell DeFreest
Chris Brown Rachel Mercedes
Damon D’Amico Red Draper
Darren Paul Rowdy Dufrene
Dave Getty Sam Arvidson
David Appel Sarah Berens
Donna Whitely Shelley James
Emily Bouchonville Shevan Kekoolani
Eric & Stacy Marcotte Sloane Hansen
Eric Nava Steve Giles
Glenn Ball Sylvie Raymond
Hilary Carlson Taletha Jouzdani
Jake Greene Terri Bordeaux
Tony New

Music will be provided by Mona Broussard, Ruby Lair and Ken Ramsey.

Live Streaming by Russell Keller, check back for details.

This is the tentative Weekend Schedule   with workshops.

We will again offer WSDC West Coast Swing J&J and CTST Two Step J&J competitions. Please visit the WSDC website and the CTST website for more information. The WSDC preliminaries will be on Friday. The finals will be on Saturday night after the Dinner Show. Here are the LoneStar  WSDC-JJ-rules and the  Swing Rules

Top teacher awards are given for the top three male and female country instructors, with separate cash awards for the top swing instructors.

Nicole Wardell/Charles Jones – Photos http://www.icaughtyoudancing.com/

Cecilia Torres (Ceci) – cecitorres.com  Book your appt today with the fabulous Cecelia Torres, professional hair and make up for the serious dancer availability at LoneStar!

Amariah Benson – SeneGence

Ruby Holder Moseley – Independent Color Street Senior Stylist

Grant Austin – Dance Connection

Mar-Nad jewelry


Our event is hosted at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark.

The room block at the Omni  is sold out.

The link for roommate sharing is this Facebook page

Directions and Attractions

The Omni website provides directions from all major highways and the airport. Austin is the center of the Texas music and entertainment scene. Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” the city plays host to hundreds of venues that feature live music ranging from blues, country, reggae, Tejano, jazz and rock. Many of these entertainment venues are near the hotel.

Parking and Transportation

Complimentary on-site self-parking is available. The hotel provides a complimentary airport shuttle (7 AM – 10 PM) to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which is 10 minutes from the hotel. Please call the hotel at (512) 448-2222 to arrange pickup.

LoneStar Registration

Early registration ends July 8. Online Registration is open. Country competitors must register by August 8! All other competitors, including all J&J, may register on-site. Please use the On-Site Registration link below to view registration hours.

For competitors…

All competitors must purchase a Weekend Pass.

Student Weekend Passes are available for anyone enrolled full-time in an educational institution.

The Saturday Night Dinner & Show admission is not included in any of the passes and must be purchased separately.

Here is a link to the Swing Rules.

For non-competitors…

If you are a dancer but don’t compete, a Weekend Pass allows entrance into the main ballroom to watch all competitions. It also includes all Friday, Saturday and Sunday workshops and all evening social dances. A weekend pass does not include the Saturday night dinner and show.

Dancer Day Pass includes admission to  watch competitions, attend workshops, and the evening dance for that day only.

For non-dancers…

We offer a Spectator Day Pass for friends and family to watch the competition and cheer for their favorite competitors! Only $12 per day! It does not include any workshops or evening dances.

You can register online at Country Dance Director.

For Swing :
Pre-registration is encouraged and saves time at check-in!
On-site registration is available Friday4:00 PM to 7:00 PM for Friday & Saturday competitions, and Saturdaynoon to 3:00 PM for Saturday competitions.

You can also register for WSDC Swing J&J and CTST Two Step J&J online or on-site.  For on-site registration, see registration desk hours below.   Please review the rules for the competitions you are dancing: WSDC J&J Rules, Swing-Salsa-Hustle Rules and the CTST J&J Rules .

Competition Registration Deadlines
Early Registration Sunday, July 8, 2018
Hotel Room Block Friday, July 20, 2018
Country Competition Wednesday before the event
CTST Jack & Jill Saturday, 4:00 PM
WSDC Jack & Jill Friday, 7:00 PM
Swing Saturday, 3:00 PM
Registration Desk Hours
Country Swing
Friday, 1-11 PM Friday, 1 PM-7 PM
Saturday, 7:30 AM-9 PM Saturday, 9AM-3 PM
Sunday, 8 AM-noon


Each year we offer a free weekend pass for the volunteers that contribute eight hours.  Open the volunteer signup page to view the positions available.

Contact Us

Contact us by email at dance.lonestar@gmail.com.

Register online at CountryDanceDirector, or mail registration forms to:

LoneStar Invitational

PO Box 136394

Fort Worth, TX 76136