Two-steppin' & line dancing
every Sunday and Thursday
Country-western dancing for the LGBT community and its friends.
SUNDAYS: 5:00–10:30 pm THURSDAYS: 6:30–10:30 pm
550 Barneveld Ave., San Francisco
$5 admission • 21+ with ID
New to Sundance?
We welcome everyone! You'll find a friendly and diverse crowd: men, women, trans, young, old, gay, and straight friends of the LGBT community. Don't know how to dance? No worries: we'll teach you – no partner needed!
November 1–4, 2018
Our huge country-western dance extravganza, featuring four nights of dance parties, three days of dance workshops, and hundreds of attendees from all over the country (and beyond).
The Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing is the all-volunteer community-supported 501c3 nonprofit organization that runs Sundance Saloon, the Sundance Stompede, and our many other projects.
Sundance Celebrates 20 Years April, 2018
Sundance Saloon celebrates 20 years in the community in April with a number of special events:
Throwback Thursday Night - Apr 5
Dancing In The Castro - Apr 7
20th Anniversary Party - Apr 8
Special Thursday WCS Lesson - Apr 12
Guest Instructor Kelly Casanova - Apr 15
AIDS LifeCycle Night - Apr 22
Guest Instructor Lee Fox - Apr 26
Thursday Line Dance Pro - all Thursdays in April
Admission will be free the entire month of April! (Donations gladly accepted.) This offer is made possible by a generous donation from the estate of Uncle Rod.
Rod George, known to us as "Uncle Rod," was an ardent supporter of Sundance Saloon since its beginnings twenty years ago. He had a special interest in encouraging beginners and keeping them engaged. He volunteered frequently and enjoyed staffing the sound system in the Green Room (now Cocoa Room) for lessons at Sundance Saloon. He was a fixture at Sundance Saloon, dancing well into his 80s. His joyous presence was sorely missed after his passing in 2017. Uncle Rod generously remembered the Sundance Association in his will, allowing us in turn to honor his memory by offering free admission to Sundance Saloon for our entire 20th anniversary month.
Throwback Thursday Night Thursday, April 5
Take a trip down Memory Lane, or expand your appreciation of retro country music, with this tribute to the golden age of country.
For the first hour of open dancing (8:00 to 9:00 pm), we'll play some of the great country dance music from the 80s and 90s. You're likely to hear songs from Reba, Dolly, Randy Travis, Garth Brooks, the Judds, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Anne Murray, and many more!
We're plannng to have a Throwback Thursday Night on the first Thursday of each month.
Line Dance Pro Expands Thursdays: 6:30-8:00 pm starting April 5
Most Sundays 5:00-6:30 pm
In April our Line Dance Pro sessions expand to Thursday nights!
Can't get enough line dancing? Line Dance Pro is an opportunity to increase your line dance abilities and challenge yourself with new line dances not included in our regular Sundance Saloon repertoire.
Line Dance Pro Sundays are in the Cocoa Room. On Thursdays we'll be upstairs in the Red Room. Hosted by Michael Metzger and Shannon Halkyard.
Dancing at Jane Warner Plaza Saturday, April 7: 1:00–3:00 pm
Castro & Market, San Francisco
Kick off our 20th anniversary weekend with another fun afternoon of outdoor dancing with Sundance in the heart of the Castro on Saturday, April 7. We'll include ultra-novice lessons at 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30.
Thanks to the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District for organizing this event. Future dates at Jane Warner Plaza include June 16, and August 18 (Country Dance-A-Thon).
Sundance Saloon 20th Anniversary Party Sunday, April 8
Don't miss this special night of celebration as we mark the 20th anniversary of Sundance Saloon! Twenty years ago we opened our doors in the back room of the Pleasuredome at 174 King Street, never imagining that Sundance Saloon would become a world-renowned institution in the LGBT community.
We'll have entertainment by the Sundance Bandits, Barbary Coast Cloggers, Vima Vice Squad, and Clogging Express, and a moment to honor the hundreds of volunteers, donors, and other contributors over the years. FREE ADMISSION!
Win 2 Tickets to Hamilton! Hamilton tickets for Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Drawing at Sundance Saloon: Sunday, April 8
We've got two great front center orchestra seats to the hot show Hamilton, returning to San Francisco in 2019, and we're going to raffle them off during the Sundance Saloon Anniversary Party on April 8. You'll be up close right on the center aisle with seats D102-104.
Raffle tickets are just $5 each, or five for $20. You can enter at Sundance Saloon or by mail. All proceeds benefit the Sundance Association.
Hamilton Raffle Information
Prize tickets are seats D102-104, front center orchestra, for Hamilton on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market Street, San Francisco. The value for the pair of seats is $420. (They are located one row in front of premium seats valued at $1356.)
Raffle tickets are $5 each, or five for $20. They may be purchased at Sundance Saloon or by mail. To order by mail, send this form with your payment to us by April 1, 2018.
Drawing to be held on April 8, 2018, at the Sundance Saloon 20th Anniversary Party, 550 Barneveld Avenue, San Francisco.
Winner need not be present to win.
Winner will have 7 days to reply to notification of winning. If the winner does not claim the prize within 7 days, the prize will be forfeited and will be issued to the alternate winner, subject to the same rules and restrictions. Entrant is responsible to maintain the correct contact information with the Sundance Association.
100% of net proceeds benefit the Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing.
Directors and officers of The Sundance Association are not eligible to enter.
Int/Adv WCS with Kelly Casanova Sunday, April 15: 5:15 int, 6:15 adv
Sundance Saloon: Red Room
Sundance Saloon is proud to present an evening of West Coast Swing workshops with two-time US Open Swing Dance Champion Kelly Casanova on Sunday, April 15. This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best!
Intermediate WCS 5:15-6:15 pm; advanced WCS 6:15-7:15 pm. Also 10-minute "mini-private" lessons when you can have Kelly all to yourself! Advance registration is required; space limited. The cost for each workshop is $10 payable in advance.
Intermediate and Advanced West Coast Swing with Kelly Casanova
Kelly Casanova will teach two one hour West Coast Swing workshops in the Red Room at Sundance Saloon on Sunday, April 15:
Intermediate WCS: 5:15-6:15 pm. Assumes knowledge of basic moves including left side pass, underarm pass, push break, starter step, and 8-count whip.
Advanced WCS: 6:15-7:15 pm. Requires complete comfort with basic moves as listed above, and the ability to combine them into more complex patterns.
Mini-private lessons can be at any level, beginning to advanced. You will have 10 minutes with Kelly all to yourself!
Advance registration is required. Each group workshop is limited to 16 (8 leaders and 8 followers). The cost for each workshop is $10. Note that this is in addition to the regular admission charge each week at Sundance Saloon.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds: if you are unable to afford the extra charge, please let us know.
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10 Ways To Give To Sundance
The Sundance Association is a 501c3 nonprofit, and we depend on the generosity of the community to sustain us, especially as our expenses continue to mount.
There are many ways to give, and not all of them involve monetary contributions. Check out our Top 10 ways to give here:
Or donate on-line now:
10 Ways To Give To Sundance
Here are easy 10 ways to give to Sundance:
• Come on down! Support us just by showing up.
• Introduce someone new to Sundance Saloon.
• Use our coat-check on Sundays. This also keeps our club neat and keeps your coat clean and secure.
• Put a dollar or two in one of our tip jars.
• Become a member of the Sundance Association
• If you're already a member, consider an extra donation.
• See if your company offers matching donations or grants for volunteer time served.
• Remember Sundance in your estate planning.
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