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

Music will be provided by Mona Broussard and Ruby Lair.

Live Streaming by Russell Keller, check back for details.

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 J&J 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 and Charles Jones – Photography  http://www.icaughtyoudancing.com/

SeneGence – Amariah Benson

Dance Connection

Mar-Nad jewelry

Hotel

Our event is hosted at the Omni Austin Hotel at SouthparkIn past years, the room block sold out several weeks prior to the event, so please register well before the cut-off date (July 21) at the Omni’s reservation 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.

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 Friday, 8:00 PM
WSDC Jack & Jill Friday, 7:00 PM
Swing/Hustle/Salsa Saturday, 3:00 PM
Registration Desk Hours
Country Swing
Friday, 1-11 PM Friday, 4 PM-7 PM
Saturday, 7:30 AM-9 PM Saturday, noon-3 PM
Sunday, 8 AM-noon

Volunteer

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