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!
Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, 2019
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 Saloon is run entirely by volunteers. The managers, front door and coat-check staff, set-up crew, instructors, and DJs all donate their time to create this unique institution. The cumulative effort of dozens of volunteers keeps Sundance Saloon thriving and helps make it such a special place.
We need your help! We are recruiting new volunteers for the front door and coat-check, especially "core" volunteers who can commit to serving one hour a month for the next six months. Of course we're happy to have you even for the occasional service. If you can help us out, contact email@example.com.
Discovery Thursday Thursday, June 20
We love our familiar tunes, but sometimes it's nice to be on the cutting edge and hear the new and exciting too. Welcome to Discovery Thursday!
For the first half-hour set, we'll feature all new music, never played before at Sundance Saloon. You can say you heard it here first! You'll even have a chance to indicate what songs you like best, which will influence the selections you hear in the future. Check it out!
Dancing at Jane Warner Plaza Saturday, June 22: 1:00–3:00 pm
Castro & Market, San Francisco
Kick off Pride week in San Francisco with another fun afternoon of outdoor dancing with Sundance in the heart of the Castro on Saturday, June 22. We'll include ultra-novice lessons to get the passersby involved.
Thanks to the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District for hosting this event. We'll return to Jane Warner Plaza on August 17, when we'll hold our annual Country Dance-A-Thon.
Beg/Int WCS with Michelle Kinkaid Sunday, June 23: 5:15 beg, 6:15 int
Sundance Saloon: Loft
Sundance Saloon is proud to present an evening of West Coast Swing workshops with Michelle Kinkaid on Sunday, June 23. This is another great opportunity to learn from one of the best!
Beginning WCS 5:15-6:15 pm; intermediate WCS 6:15-7:15 pm. Also 10-minute "mini-private" lessons when you can have Michelle all to yourself! Advance registration is required; space limited. The cost for each workshop is $10 payable in advance.
Beginning and Intermediate West Coast Swing with Michelle Kinkaid
Michelle Kinkaid will teach two one hour West Coast Swing workshops in the Loft at Sundance Saloon on Sunday, June 23:
Beginnings WCS: 5:15-6:15 pm. No previous experience necessary, but some comfort with partner dancing (e.g. two-step, waltz) recommended.
Intermediate WCS: 6:15-7:15 pm. Requires comfort basic moves including left side pass, underarm pass, push break, starter step, and 8-count whip.
Mini-private lessons can be at any level, beginning to advanced. You will have 10 minutes with Michelle 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.
Sundance Community Meeting Thursday, June 27: 7:00 pm
Sundance Saloon: Back Room
A follow-up to the community meeting held last January. We'll start with a social reception at 6:30, followed by the meeting at 7:00 pm. We'll review the challenges we discussed in the last meeting and new challenges we're facing, and report on where things stand.
Everyone who has an interest in the future of Sundance Saloon is encouraged to attend. We will not have Line Dance Pro or advanced couples lessons on this night, but beginning lessons will be offered in the Main Room at 7:00 pm, and the line dance review will start at 7:40 pm as usual.
San Francisco Pride with Sundance Saturday/Sunday, June 29–30
Celebrate San Francisco Pride with your boots on! Two consecutive days of events always make this a weekend to remember! NOTE: We are not at the Hotel Whitcomb this year, and we are not at 550 Barneveld on Sunday, June 30.
Sundance Pre-Pride Dance. Saturday, June 29, 7:30–11:00 pm. NEW LOCATION! Women's Building, 3543 18th St. near Valencia. $10. [Lessons 7:30–8:30 pm]
Sundance Pride Festival Dance. Sunday, June 30, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Golden Gate near Larkin. [Quick lessons every hour 1:00–4:00]
There will not be a dance after the Festival Dance as in past years.
San Francisco Pride with Sundance
Remember: Sundance Saloon will not be held at our Barneveld Avenue location June 30. Also, note that there will not be a dance following the Festival dance as in previous years.
Celebrate San Francisco Pride with your boots on! Two consecutive days of events make this a weekend to remember!
Sundance Pre-Pride Dance. Saturday, June 29, 7:30 to 11:00 pm. The Hotel Whitcomb is under new ownership, and they are not currently renting their ballroom. But don't despair – we've got a great new location with a nice hardwood floor! The Women's Building is conveniently located in the Outer Mission near 18th & Valencia. Beginning lessons from 7:30 to 8:30. We'll have a cash bar serving beer and wine and nonalcoholic beverages. 21+. Admission $10. 3543 18th Street, San Francisco.
Sundance Pride Festival Dance. Sunday, June 30, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. An amazing experience you don't want to miss! We'll be in the same excellent location as last year, on Golden Gate Avenue, near Larkin. We will teach a line dance at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 pm, and then the Barn Dance at 4:00 pm. The Sundance Bandits will perform shortly after 3:00 pm. We will have a "boot-check" so you can leave your items with us while you dance.
Note: There will be screening at the entrance gates to the Civic Center festival. No bags over 18"x18", no glass bottles, no coolers, no alcohol, and of course no hazardous materials and nothing that could be construed as a weapon.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! You can be a part of this joyous weekend by getting involved. We are in need of a large number of volunteers to make it all happen. Please help!
Sundance July 4 Potluck Thursday, July 4
July 4 lands on a Thursday this year, so we'll celebrate Independence Day with a community potluck at Sundance Saloon. Bring a dish to share, and your admission is free.
Sign up in advance so we know what you're bringing -- and you can see what others are bringing too. We'll have power for food warmers and crockpots that you bring, but we will not have our own ability to heat up food.
And regardless of whether you bring a dish or not, be sure to bring your appetite!
Sundance Stompede Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, 2019 • www.stompede.com
Advance Registration Is Open
Advance registration is open for our incredible four-day LGBT+ country-western dance weekend, featuring awesome dance events and equally awesome dance workshops for all levels, including:
Thu night Kick-Off Dance (Sundance Saloon)
Fri night Welcome Dance (Holiday Inn)
Sat night Hoedown 2019 (Regency Ballroom)
Sun night Stompede Ball (Sundance Saloon)
Dance workshops Fri-Sat-Sun (Holiday Inn)
Plus other events, including the Women's/Trans-Inclusive Social and After-Hours Parties. The highlight of the year!
12 Ways To Give To Sundance
The Sundance Association is a 501c3 nonprofit, and we depend on the generosity of the community. There are many ways to support us, and not all of them involve monetary contributions.
• Come on down! Support us just by showing up.
• Introduce someone new to Sundance Saloon.
• Use our coat-check on Sundays.
• Put a dollar or two in one of our tip jars.
• Become a member of the Sundance Association
• See if your company offers matching donations or grants for volunteer time served.
• Remember Sundance in your estate planning.
• If you shop on Amazon, use Amazon Smile instead.
• Like and follow us on Facebook. Share our posts.
• Encourage beverage sales at Sundance Saloon, especially on Thursdays.
• Invite a group to Sundance Saloon.
M = Main Ballroom • B = Back Room • L = Loft
Instructors (M): Cumba / Shannon
Intermediate Two-Step w/ Thom
Easy On The Eyes (beg+) w/ Sheila
Instructors (M): Ingu / Vince
Line Dance Pro
Easy On The Eyes (beg+) w/ Randy
Groovy Love (int)
Instructors (M): Randy / Sheila
Line Dance Pro
Tush Push (beg+) w/ Vince
Georgia Winder (int)
Instructors (M): Ron / Michael
Line Dance Pro
Tush Push (beg+) w/ Ingu
*** SATURDAY 7:30–11:00pm ***
SUNDANCE PRE-PRIDE DANCE
Women's Building, 1800 18th St, SF
7:30-8:30 Beginning Lessons
*** SUNDAY 11am–6pm ***
SUNDANCE PRIDE DANCE
Civic Center SF Pride Festival
Golden Gate near Larkin