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Twelfth Annual Louisiana Country Dance Hayride

April 2-5, 2019

Alexandria, Louisiana

The Louisiana Country Dance Hayride has become a qualifying country & western dance tradition on the American Country Dance Association since 2008. The Hayride offers a full slate of competitive dances for partners, teams, and line dance plus the 9 dance challenges. Strictly swing, hustle, and salsa competitions are also part of our dance choices. In addition, two-step and West Coast Jack and Jill competitions are available. CASH prizes are awarded for top male and female instructors as well as FREE weekend passes for the next Hayride for top male and female students. The Hayride also provides numerous workshops for social and competitive dancers taught by local and nationally known pros. Highlights of the event include all of the above plus the THURSDAY NIGHT social dance party, the FRIDAY NIGHT crawfish boil, and the SATURDAY NIGHTTASTE of LOUISIANA” dinner and variety show.


Spectators and competitors can purchase tickets for all event activities on line through our website at www.lacountrydancehayride.com.  Registration Forms can also be printed out from our website and mailed to Louisiana Country Dance Hayride, 1311 Windsor Place, Alexandria, Louisiana 71303. All country/western dance registrations must be received by Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Swing/hustle/salsa registrations, as well as Jack& Jill registrations will be accepted on site. Visit our Competitor’s list for updates.


For all of the early birds we are again offering a social dance party from 7:00 p.m. until midnight strictly for social dancing. Ticket price for this event is $10.00/pp and can be found under the PRODUCTS tab on the online registration form.


You do not want to miss this Louisiana delicacy served with corn on the cob and boiled potatoes Friday evening at 5:00 p.m.


Start Saturday evening off with the Taste of Louisiana buffet-style dinner featuring some of Louisiana’s best cuisine. Then enjoy an outstanding variety show with performances from our Super Stars, Royal Super Stars, 9 Dancers, and solo couples in a variety of dance styles.



We are pleased to be at the Best Western Inn and Suites of Alexandria again this year. Call the Hotel Direct at 318-445-5530 to get the event rate. The Code Word is “Hay19.” The hotel address is 2720 N. MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana. Make reservations by April 14th to guarantee your event rate ($75.00/King; $80.00/Double: $85.00 Suite).