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NOLA Southern Experience

July 27-30, 2017

Early Bird Registration (Ends June 30, 2016)        $135.00

General Registration     (After July 1, 2016)           $150.00


The weekend package includes two evening parties with light refreshments, line dance workshops, fitness workshops and the All White Sunday Brunch.


Additional Activities:


Instructor's Workshop                                              $45.00


In this two-part workshop, we'll cover these key topics:

Line dance terminology, Line dance etiquette, How design,choreograph and que a class more effectively, Professional responsibilities and business strategies, Using social media to grow your business and presence in the line dance community and much more.  (workshop does not have a certification associated with it)


Second Line Umbrella Decorating Class                 $20.00


Leave this workshop with your own personal New Orleans Second Line Umbrella.  Choose from two designs. Feel free to bring items to personalize your umbrella.





Event Schedule

All events are held at the host hotel.

Check out all of the details with attire requests of the

NOLA Southern Experience Jam Weekend.

  • Evening Theme Parties

  • Line Dance Workshops

  • One Hour Workshop with Linda Simms "The Who Dat Teacher"

  • Fitness Workshops

  • Umbrella Workshop

  • Sunday Brunch


The Host Hotel

All events will be held at the:

New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center

859 Convention Center Boulevard

New Orleans, LA, 70130-1754



Currently 13% plus $2.00 per room, per night, city occupancy fee, as well as a New Orleans Convention & Visitors’ Bureau assessment of 1.75% of each room rate, per room per night in effect at the time of check-in. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.













Overflow Hotel Now Available


The Hyatt Place New Orleans Convention Center  Rate:$119.00

881 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 524-1881 or Fax: (504) 523-8471


The Hotel is located next door to the host hotel. The rates specified do not include applicable taxes, which are currently 15.75%, plus a $1.00 occupancy fee per room, per night. All taxes are subject to change without notice. A first night deposit is required for each reservation request received upon making their reservation. Guestrooms may be canceled prior to 72 hours before arrival without penalty of a no-show fee of one night's room and tax, however should the guest cancel within the 72 hours or no show, the credit card on file will be charged a one night room and tax. If a guest fails to arrive on the expected date of arrival, the room deposit will be forfeited as a "no-show" fee and the room will be released for the remaining dates reserved.  The Hyatt Place New Orleans Convention Center check-out time is 12:00 PM. Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Discount code is NOLASE. Call reservations number at 1-888-233-1234 or select the reservations link below to the right to reserve your accommodations.  The Hotel does have Valet Parking available at $26.00 per car per day, exclusive of taxes. Valet parking prices are subject to change without notice. Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis for hotel guests and are limited.

The Schedule



2:00 PM - 3:00 PM           Instructors Registration & Hospitality Desk

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM           Instructors Meet and Greet

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM           Instructors Workshop

7:30 PM                           Dinner with the “Who Dat” Teacher

                                        (Dinner Cost Paid for by Participant)



9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon      Instructors Workshop

3:00 PM - 10:00 PM         Registration & Hospitality Desk

8:00 PM - 2:00 AM           NOLA Hello Party - Rep Yo Zodiac


Zodiac Sign         Color

Aries                     Red

Taurus                  Green

Gemini                  Orange

Cancer                  Violet


Zodiac Sign         Color

Leo                       Yellow

Virgo                     Blue

Libra                     Green

Scorpio                 Red


Zodiac Sign         Color

Sagittarius            Violet

Capricorn             Indigo

Aquarius               Violet

Pisces                  Indigo


8:00 AM - 10:00 PM        Registration & Hospitality

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM       Fitness & New Orleans Umbrella Workshops

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM        Line Dance Workshops  - Rep your City or Group

11:15 AM                         Power Break

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM     “Who Dat Teach Dat” - Linda Simms The Who Dat Teacher

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM          See, Taste and Hear the NOLA Southern Experience - Free Time

8:00 PM - 2:00 AM          NOLA Southern Experience Mardi Gras Madness Dance Party

                                        (Bring your 2nd Line Umbrella and wear your purple green and gold)



9:00 AM - 2:00 PM         Hospitality Desk

9:00 AM                          Praise & Worship

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM       All White NOLA Southern Experience Farewell Brunch & Dance


Other Travel Infomation

Transportation & Parking


Airport Shuttle New Orleans - Official Ground Transportation for the New Orleans Airport

Toll Free 866-596-2699


Roundtrip Cost $44 per person

One Way $24 per person


For Private Cab Services Call:

David Crawford 504-289-7278

Chris Crawford 504-494-2066


Oversize Bus Parking $150 per night

Overnight Valet Parking is $34.00

Short Term Parking 8-12 Hours $15.00


Tours and Sightseeing Information


Marriott New Orleans Convention Center Hotel Concierge



Shopping Expeditions


Riverwalk Outlet Mall with Food Court



75 Stores  22 Food Vendor


Walking Distance From Hotel


Corner Grocery Store, Outlet Mall, Food Court, Retail Outlets, Local Restaurants, Streetcar Transportation, Casino and Art Galleries. The hotel also has a restaurant and a Starbucks on site.


Note: If you are checking out of the hotel but staying for the brunch your luggage can be checked with the valet staff until you depart the venue.



For more information email LMIUNOLA@gmail.com or call

Linda Simms 504-251-0674

Ebony Turner 504-408-1088

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