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

23 Clubs Attending

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