The following event announcement was sent to the Bloomingtonian:
“On October 29th at 6:00 PM, Mike’s Dance Barn will host the first showing of the documentary
Houston’s History of C&W Dance.
Inspiration for the film came as desire to give credit to the three entities responsible for the the popularity and growth of country and western dancing starting in the early 1980’s.
Gilley’s and Urban Cowboy
Exclusive Dance Clubs
Texas Dance Productions
The film begins with a special and timely interview with Mickey Gilley filmed in November 2021. Sadly, Mickey Gilley passed away in May of this year.
Script Carol Howard
Narrator: Brian Picard
Music: Mickey Gilley, Jessie Mapes and Jason James
Producer Mary Hoedeman, The Beauty of Dance LLC
Videographer and editor Lucas Coniaris
Doors open at 5:00
Tour the Preserve the Past-Ingite the Future Hall of Fame Gallery
6:00 Film Debut
7:00 Jim Hayden and the Country Playboys playing great dance music and everyones favorite country tunes.
A Bud and Sissy Look a Like contest, games, dance lessons, and a very unique photo booth you’ll not want to miss.”