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.
Discovery Thursday Thursday, October 18
We're doing it again! For the first half-hour set, we'll play all new music, never played before at Sundance Saloon. You can say you heard it here first!
You'll have a chance to indicate what songs you like best and influence whether it becomes a part of our regular rotation of music.
OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo Saturday, October 20 • 12:30–4:30 pm
Dancing with Sundance: 1:00–2:00 pm
Eureka Valley Rec Ctr, 100 Collingwood, S.F.
The OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo is an annual resource fair of over 100 arts, community, fundraiser, health, legal, political, recovery, service & spiritual groups serving our community. Featuring great food, fabulous entertainment, and free admission.
Sundance Saloon will be on hand to showcase our country-western dancing from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Come on down, see the expo, and enjoy some dancing! More info ...
Plus other events, including the Women's/Trans-Inclusive Social and After-Hours Parties.
Advance registration has ended, but you can still register for the weekend on site, or buy admission to individual events at the door. Discounted advance tickets to the Saturday night Hoedown are available now.
Stompede Volunteers Needed Sundance Stompede • November 1–4
The Sundance Stompede depends on the contributions of dozens of volunteers. We know we can count on you to help. Do one shift, or several ... and feel proud to have contributed to making the Sundance Stompede a success!
Sign up early to get your preferred choice! Stompede volunteers receive free admission to select events, or a full weekend pass with any four volunteer shifts. Many folks who are registered for the full weekend step up to volunteer as well.
West Coast Swing with Photis Thursday, October 25 • 7:00 pm
Guest instructor Photis Pishiaras will lead an intermediate West Coast Swing workshop at Sundance Saloon on Thursday, October 25, at 7:00 pm.
Photis, a Greek Cypriot, moved to San Francisco in 1994. He ran the Vima Dance Studio from 2005 to 2014. He is the founder and director of the award-winning all-male performance group, Vima Vice Squad. Photis and dance partner Ron Jenkins have won numerous national and international competitions, including gold medals at the 2013 World OutGames and 2018 Gay Games.
Halloween at Sundance Saloon Sunday, October 28
Celebrate Halloween with Sundance Saloon! Costumes highly encouraged. Enter our costume contest, and win cash prizes: 1st place = $100, 2nd place = $50, 3rd place = $25.
We'll still have dance lessons as usual from 5:30 to 7:15 pm; then open dancing and ghoulish fun until 10:30 pm. Special event admission $8.
This will also be our Stompede Prep Night, when we stuff registration bags and fold T-shirts from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Come on down and help! The more the merrier.
Line Dance Pro Thursdays: 6:30-8:00 pm (except 11/1)
Most Sundays 5:00-6:30 pm
Our Line Dance Pro sessions have expanded to include both Sunday and Thursday nights! Line Dance Pro Sundays are in the Cocoa Room. On Thursdays we're upstairs in the Red Room.
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.
There will be a special review-only session on Sunday, October 7 and again on Sunday, October 28 in the Red Room.
Two Left Feet Meetup Club November 11, 18, 25 • 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Sundance Saloon: Red Room
We have started a Meetup group aimed specifically at folks who have two left feet, or feel like they are hopeless cases, or are just plain terrified. If this sounds like you, or if you know someone like this, then check out the Two Left Feet Club info page on Meetup.com. It costs nothing to sign up and join.
We'll have special extra-patient and ultra-beginning lessons up in the Red Room three Sundays in a row: November 11, 18, and 25. These lessons are separate from the regular beginning lessons in the Main Room, in a more private setting, paced nice and slow, and with absolutely no judgment.
New Year's Eve With Sundance Monday, December 31, 2018 • 7:30 pm – 12:30 am
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., S.F.
Ring in the new year with Sundance Saloon as we return to the trendy SOMArts Cultural Center south of Market! Optional dinner 7:30 to 9:00 pm, beginning lessons 8:00 to 9:00 pm, and open country-western dancing from 9:00 until the past the midnight balloon drop.
We're still working on the details, so stay tuned for more information and advance ticket purchases.
Win An RSVP Cruise!
Win an oceanview cabin on RSVP’s Caribbean cruise, sailing February 10-17, 2019, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale and visiting Punta Cana, San Juan, St. Maarten, and Half Moon Cay, with all of RSVP's renowned activities and entertainment, including country-western dancing provided by Sundance Saloon!
Raffle tickets are $5 each, or five for $20, available at Sundance Saloon or by mail. Drawing to be held November 3, 2018 at the Sundance Stompede. Winner need not be present to win. Proceeds benefit the beneficiaries of the Sundance Stompede.
Host a Group at Sundance Saloon
Inviting groups to an outing at Sundance Saloon is a nice opportunity for groups to socialize and build rapport outside of their usual environment. We have had some initial interest from corporate LGBT groups (e.g. Apple night at Sundance), nonprofit organizations (e.g. Gay Men's Chorus night at Sundance), and various Meetup.com groups.
Here are some types of groups that you might consider inviting to Sundance Saloon:
Invite a Meetup.com group to Sundance Saloon.Meetup.com has many groups organized under "LGBT" and "San Francisco" filters. If you belong to a Meetup group, invite them to have an outing at Sundance Saloon! Or find a group to join – there are dozens to choose from. Or create your own!
Corporate outings. If you work for a large company that has an LGBT social group, invite them to a group outing to Sundance Saloon!
Nonprofit organizations. We would love to host a nonprofit organization -- could be donors, volunteers, staff, and/or clients. For nonprofits we will extend special deal: all of the members of this group will receive free admission if they come on a Thursday.
Other groups. Do you have a connection to a group you think might enjoy a night out at Sundance Saloon?
The Sundance Association is a 501c3 nonprofit, and we depend on the generosity of the community.
• 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.