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.
|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|
Music will be provided by Mona Broussard and Ruby Lair.
Live Streaming by Russell Keller, check back for details.
Top teacher awards are given for the top three male and female country instructors, with separate cash awards for the top swing instructors.
WCS Pro Am Routines. J&J finals and ***All star Invitational J&J followed by Open Dancing in Ballroom
Our event is hosted at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. In 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.
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.
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.
A Dancer Day Pass includes admission to watch competitions, attend workshops, and the evening dance for that day only.
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 Friday, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM for Friday & Saturday competitions, and Saturday, noon 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|
|Friday, 1-11 PM||Friday, 4 PM-7 PM|
|Saturday, 7:30 AM-9 PM||Saturday, noon-3 PM|
|Sunday, 8 AM-noon|