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How to Volunteer

Because The Houston Hoedown is not hosted by a specific club, individual volunteers are vital to its success.

As you can imagine, helping with decorations and the dance floors, monitoring sound equipment, serving as door keeper, and assisting at the registration table are just a few of the many tasks that require lots of help to keep the hoedown running smoothly.
If you are interested in volunteering during The Houston Hoedown, please contact
Lori Boldman
Lori Boldman

Volunteer Coordinator
Our Volunteer Policy

  • Most volunteer positions are filled by persons who are pre-registered for the hoedown.
  • All positions are 100% voluntary.
  • No volunteer (officer, director, coordinator, supervisor, assistant, or any other) gets paid or compensated in any way. We do this for free because we like it!
  • All volunteers pay full registration, pay full price for t-shirts, dangles, and other hoedown-related items for sale, and pay for their own rooms at the negotiated hoedown rate--just like all other attendees.
  • Some positions require a one or two-day early arrival and/or a one or two-day extended stay at the volunteer's expense.
  • Exceptions:

    » Persons who live locally and do not plan to register for the entire hoedown may be granted entrance to an event (such as an evening dance or an afternoon of workshops) in return for a designated number of hours of volunteering. Please contact Lori for details.

    » In keeping with our policy that "no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds", individuals contacting us discreetly may be asked to volunteer as a way of paying for all or part of their registration fee. In this case, please contact Jim Chakeres.
More Info
For any additional information, please contact
Jim Chakeres
Jim Chakeres

Convention Director


Silver Sponsorship $1000 USD
Copper Sponsorship — $250 USD

34 Host Sponsors

In random order: Cross The Line Dancing Houston ~ Jim Coakley ~ Cullen Ruff ~ Joan McDonough ~ Lori Boldman ~ Jim Chakeres ~ Charlie Monroe ~ Drusilla Steele ~ Danny Rideout ~ Lisa Coopersmith ~ Klint Kendrick ~ Claude Godbout ~ The LA Wranglers ~ Curtis Tutt ~ Jose Martinez ~ Rob Ollander-Krane ~ Daniel Barutta ~ Richard Sheftman ~ Daniel Craigmile ~ Chad Graber New Mexico Dance Fiesta ~ Tony Labella ~ Eiki Yoshikawa ~ Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon ~ Scott Roewer ~ Mark Evans ~ Alan Gaudet ~ Keith Manning ~ Michael Stevens ~ Terry Chasteen ~ Ingu Yun ~ Kimber Keany

23 Clubs Attending

In random order: Columbus Stompers ~ Southern Line Atlanta ~ Scandalous ~ The LA Wranglers ~ DC Rawhides ~ Mavericks ~ Big Apple Ranch ~ Dance Ranch Palm Springs ~ Manhattan Mustangs ~ Club Bolo Danse Country Montreal ~ Big Easy Stompers ~ Southern Country Charlotte ~ Second City Country Dance Association ~ The Rocky Mountain Sway ~ The Dairyland Dancers ~ DC RolePlay ~ Dancin' Divas ~ Gays for Patsy ~ Rainbow Ranglers Dance Club ~ Toronto Wranglers ~ The Sundance Association for Country Western Dancing ~ Rain Country Dance Association ~ San Diego Coasters