Events

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Juliet Lam is teaching an improver class at Huffhines Recreation Center in Richardson on Tuesdays from 11:00am – 12:15 pm. For further information, please contact Juliet Lam (214)384-6995 or call Huffhines Recreation Center (972)744-7881.

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Ann Ellis is teaching line dancing at two locations:

Tuesday evening 6:00-8:00 pm all levels line dances through the Greenville Parks & Rec at the Reecy Davis Center.
Thursday evening 8:30 pm at Southern Junction in Rockwall.

Contact Ann Ellis for further information.

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Kay Coder is teaching a Virtual class:

Here’s the link to access the classes for registration online.

 https://ceschedule.dcccd.edu/SPRING/RLC/Prefix/DANZ

New Wellness Line Dance classes – “virtually” online  – begin January 20th.  Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. through Dallas College – Continuing Education (Richland Campus).  NOTE:  This is a Wellness Line Dance class for regular exercise, rather than a line dance class for learning the latest and newest line dances.  We have a dance list of 15-20 dances that we will learn step by step, adding one or two new dances each week. We will start from absolute beginner to improver / intermediate dance lessons, dancing the ones we have learned each time until we have learned all of them for a 60+ minute line dance workout. https://ceschedule.dcccd.edu/SPRING/RLC/Prefix/DANZ
Contact Kay Coder at kcoder@dcccd.edu for information.  Or call

972-571-2181.

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Line Dancing at Heights is on-going . See below for each Instructor teaching at Heights Recreation Center.

Ann Pettit has an Open Dance every other Friday. The next open dance will be Friday, January 15th. at 11:00 am at Heights Recreation Center There are only 15 dance slots available due to Covid restrictions, so call Heights to see if space is available and register ahead of time, if there is room.

DO NOT JUST SHOW UP!!!! DO NOT JUST SHOW UP!!

ALSO THIS IS AN OPEN DANCE , ONE WALL WALK THROUGH AND THEN PUT ON THE MUSIC AND DANCE.

For further information, contact Ann Pettit. Her number is on the website on the instructor page. Click on her picture to see her phone number and email address.

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Tess Duke has started a class at Huffhines Recreation Center.

Description:  There are 24 slots on a first come first served basis.

The next class in 2021 is January 16th. Students will learn, review and open dance to the newest line dances plus classics too! This workshop includes improver, intermediate and advanced dances.

Call Tess Duke for further details. Her phone number is listed on the Instructor page. Click on her picture.

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Ann Pettit has an Open Dance every other Friday. The next open dance will be Friday, January 15th. at 11:00 am at Heights Recreation Center There are only 15 dance slots available due to Covid restrictions, so call Heights to see if space is available and register ahead of time, if there is room.

DO NOT JUST SHOW UP!!!! DO NOT JUST SHOW UP!!

ALSO THIS IS AN OPEN DANCE , ONE WALL WALK THROUGH AND THEN PUT ON THE MUSIC AND DANCE.

For further information, contact Ann Pettit. Her number is on the website on the instructor page. Click on her picture to see her phone number and email address.

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Frances Halvorson is teaching at Heights Recreation Center.

She is teaching a beginner class on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 11:15 am.  
She is also teaching an improver class on Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.

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Again, Juliet Lam is teaching an Improver class at Huffhines Recreation Center in Richardson on Tuesdays from 11:00 am-12:15pm.

The address is   200 N. Plano Road   (SE of Apollo & Plano Road)    Richardson, Texas 75081.   Telephone (972) 744-78812. Check with Huffhines Recreation Center for The fee is $20 per month (Resident), $22 per month (Non-resident). .    You can register either by phone or on line (cor.net/parksonline) 

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Ann Pettit is teaching an Intermediate/ Advanced class at Heights Rec. Center on Mondays and an open dance every other Friday. For further information contact Ann Pettit or call Heights Recreation Center in Richardson.

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Karen Aubrey is teaching an Intermediate/ Advanced class on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00 pm. at Heights Recreation Center.

Check with Heights Rec. Center in Richardson or Huffhines for further details. The instructor’s phone numbers are also listed on the Instructor Page from the menu on this website.

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Yvonne Yeh is teaching three classes at Tom Muehlenbeck Center beginning in October. The schedule and dance level will be changed as follows:

1 – Fri 5:00 pm to 7:30 – improver

2 – Sat 1:15 pm to 4:45 pm – Int to Adv

3 – Sun 1:15 pm to 4:45 pm – int to Adv.

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Nikki Simpson’s classes in Allen are all virtual. People can sign up through the Allen Senior Rec Center.

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Kickin’ Country in Mineola has been cancelled for this year.

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Yellow Rose of Texas Line Dance Extravaganza! Update

February 20, 2021 at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center
375 S Castell Ave
New Braunfels, TX 78130

We are still hoping to hold our event in New Braunfels in February and with that in mind we are going to continue as if it will happen. Some people are holding off to see what will happen with the pandemic and may be planning to wait until the last minute before registering. We would like to encourage you to go ahead and register if you plan to attend so that we can plan for the event.

Get the Registration Form Here…

If the event has to be cancelled due to the pandemic we will refund your registration fee.

It’s time to vote on more dances for the 2021 Yellow Rose of Texas Line Dance Extravaganza!

 If you plan to attend we would like to have your input.

 email Elsa at elsacampbell@sbcglobal.netwith up to 5 of your favorite dances for consideration ~~~ Please have your votes in by Sunday 9/27 ~~~ 

The dances should be either Beginner or Improver level.

You can get ideas for dances here… (or chose your own new dances or classic favorites)

Below are the 10 dances that made the first cut so don’t vote for any of these

 Name of Dance
1Codigo (High Beginner)
2Senorita La-la-la (Beginner/Improver)
3Lonely Blues (Beg/Improver)
4Bonaparte’s Retreat (Beginner)
5Sweet Caroline (Phrased Improver)
6I Close My Eyes (Beginner)
7Bosa Nova (Beginner/Intermediate)
8Gypsy Queen (Improver)
9Absolutely (Beginner)
10Music to my Eyes (Improver)

We’re keeping our hopes up that we’ll see everyone in February.

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2021 H.O. T. Heart of Texas Line Dance Event April 22-25 (Thursday-Sunday)

Please save the dates! We’d love for you to attend H.O.T. Heart of Texas this Spring for a rip-roarin’ adrenaline-fueled experience!!! Even though Texas is the “Lone Star” state we will have an abundance of STARS for you to enjoy:

Confirmed Guest Instructors 

Tina ArgyleAmy Glass BaileyJose Miguel Belloque-Vane

Dustin BettsMegan Wheeler BlevinsScott Blevins

Joanne BradyCody FlowersChristopher Gonzalez

Rhoda LaiGary O’ReillyRaymond Sarlemijn

Roy VerdonkRia Vos

Deejays

Christopher GonzalezJP Potter 

Registration

VIP Deadline is Oct 1st ~ Early-bird prices on other passes end Dec 31st

You can register now!! We have several different passes including a VIP Premium pass, a Weekend pass, one day passes, youth passes and more. For details, go to www.hotheartoftexas.com and while you’re there, register on-line or download a registration form for mailing.

The Hotel Westin DFW Hotel.jpgHotel pool.jpgOnce again, H.O.T. Heart of Texas will be held at the Westin DFW Airport Hotel, 4545 W. John Carpenter Frwy, Irving, TX 75063. This Marriott Hotel offers you a room rate of $113/night for 2 doubles or a king. Among the amenities offered are free self-parking, free shuttleservice to and from the Dallas Fort Worth Airport, multiple restaurants, bar, and rooftoppool. You can book your room through our website www.hotheartoftexas.com or call 972-929-4500 (be sure to mention H.O.T. Heart of Texas). See website/hotel page for further info. 

Dance Parties 

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We kick off the event Thursday evening (4/22) with registration at 6pm and open dance at 7pm in the Trinity Ballroom (all levels). After that, on both Friday and Saturday nights, open dance parties are held in the Trinity for upper levels and in the Oak Ballroom for beginners. 

Saturday Night Dinner Show

Our Saturday night dinner shows are one of a kind and full of laughs! This one should be no exception. The theme is 🌶🌯Tex/Mex so grab your sombreros, ponchos, maracas, serapes, margaritas, etc. and head SOUTH.

Workshops

Workshops are scheduled for all day every hour Friday–Sunday. (This year we plan to break for lunch on Friday and Saturday.) The Oak Ballroom is a dedicated beginner ballroom where all day workshops are held for beginner levels. To give our attendees and instructors time to travel home workshops will end by 2pm on Sunday

This year will be the 🎆4th🎉annual H.O.T. Heart of Texas Event. and we are grateful to the line dance community for helping us succeed and grow. We had record attendance in March 2020 (even with the approaching onslaught of covid 19) along with excellent instructors who introduced 34 brand new dances plus several innovative technique classes!!! We hope to surpass those numbers in 2021!!! 

We hope to see you at H.O.T. Heart of Texas next year. Viva 2021!!!

Dance it BIG! Dance it TEXAS!!

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Nikki Simpson                    H.O.T. Line Dance Event Host Line Dance Instructor Allen, Irving, Richardson                      TX Jam Workshop Host 2006-2017                 
TX Line Dance Jamboree Coordinator                  Author www.nikkisimpsonbooks.com
Cheryl Rogers
H.O.T. Line Dance Event HostLine Dance InstructorTX Line Dance Jamboree Coordinator
Host 2014 Joanne Brady Workshop
Host 2016 Rachael McEnaney-White Workshop
Tom HuntleyH.O.T. Line Dance Event HostDeejay, Equipment ManagerVIP in charge of CrewHumor Specialist

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