Event Updates

Questions? Email us at lonestarcountrydance@gmail.com or call/text to 512-294-1815

See You Next Year!
Thank you everyone for helping make LoneStar Invitational 2019 a great event.
We hope to see you again next year on August 13-16, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Austin Hotel!
New Volunteer Opportunities, August 3, 2019
Additional volunteer opportunities have opened up…
Click here to sign up!
(If you have already signed up, we still have you signed up. This is just a list of open slots.)
Eight volunteer hours = a Silver weekend pass refund
Six volunteer hours = a $60 refund
Four volunteer hours = a $40 refund
Floor setup on Thursday and tear-down on Sunday = a Silver weekend pass refund
Decorations and Dressing Rooms setup on Thursday and tear-down on Sunday = a Silver weekend pass refund
Rules for Swing Contests, August 3, 2019
Rules for the swing contests have been posted by head swing judge Debbie Figueroa.
Click here for rules.
Open Gendered Competition Available, July 7, 2019
Want to dance with your regular instructor even though you’re both males or both females? Want to try dancing the reverse of your usual role? Try our new open-gendered competition. Leads are required to wear boots and hats, and if you teach dancing you must enter pro/pro. Otherwise you can dance with any pro you like, and placement rules are the same as for regular competitions. The open gendered heats will be danced with the regular heats for each level and division.

Click here for registration form.

Dance Order Changes, June 11, 2019
This year we are experimenting with a new dance order (just a trial, only for this event). We will have rhythm dances first, then smooth. This will hopefully allow competitors to take their warm-up energy right into the fast dances, then relax into the slow dances, while minimizing rushed costume changes. Plus you’ll have more opportunity for awards! In divisions with at least three couples, there will be a Smooth and Rhythm Champion in addition to the Overall Grand Champion.

  • Rhythm dance order: Two Step, Cha Cha, Polka, East Coast Swing
  • Smooth dance order: Viennese Waltz, Waltz, Nightclub, Triple Two Step, West Coast Swing
Workshops with the Stars, June 10, 2019
Friday afternoon will feature Workshops with the Stars in the spacious main ballroom from noon to 5 PM. Plan to arrive early enough to catch amazing classes with top-level dancers from around the world! A workshop schedule will be posted at a later date.
Country Pro Incentive Package, June 10, 2019
Any pros who plan to bring more than one country student should email us at lonestarcountrydance@gmail.com to ask for the LoneStar Pro Incentive Package.  You may be eligible for free weekend passes and free hotel nights!

Announcing Our New Event Director, January 2019
The 2019 Lone Star Invitational returns to the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark on August 8-11 2019 for another amazing year of competition and workshops. Lone Star’s new event director, Rowdy DuFrene, invites you to join the Austin dance community for a weekend of Country and West Coast Swing in “The Live Music Capital of the World!”