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Documentary Short that explores the world of competitive Country & Western dancing within the gay community.


Merlinka Festival International - Serbia
Oxford Film Festival - UK

Pride House International
Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Seattle Gay & Lesbian Film Festival





When I was researching my feature script QUICK QUICK SLOW, I discovered

"The International Association of Gay & Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs."

I found it astonishing that something I wrote into my fictional work existed!

Upon further research, I learned that IAGLCWDC (or IGGLE WIGGLE as they call themselves) was having its annual competition in my hometown of Austin, Texas.

Since Austin is also the setting for my narrative feature, I saw this as a sign that I needed to visit the dancers and competition organizers to learn more about their story and the true world of competitive country western dancing within the queer community.

In Austin, I worked with fellow producers and dance enthusiasts (Angela Briones & Mita Hernadez) to film research footage for the feature. As filming progressed, we realized this was more than just research; this was a story all its own!

When we filmed this documentary, in 2013, mainstream country western dance competitions prohibited same-sex couples from competing. The IAGLCWDC gave that opportunity to its members, locally and abroad, through their annual competitions, workshops, and events.


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