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.
Two Left Feet Meetup Club September 9, 16, 23 • 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: September 9, 16, and 23. 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.
Community Meeting II Thursday, September 27
6:30 pm Reception • 7:00 pm Meeting
Sundance Saloon: Cocoa Room
Last June we had a community meeting to discuss Sundance Saloon's financial situation and attendance goals. Here is a detailed review of that meeting.
We will have a follow-up meeting on Thursday, September 27. We'll start with a social reception at 6:30, followed by the meeting at 7:00 pm. 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.
Black & Blue Ball Sunday, September 30
Something new for Sundance Saloon! To celebrate Leather Pride week we're having a post-Folsom Street Fair party. If leather is not your style, don't despair! While leather, gear, and fetish wear is certainly welcome and encouraged, you can simply dress in black and/or blue. Or not, it's up to you. We'll still have a regular night of lessons and dancing.
Special Event Volunteers Needed Castro Street Fair • October 7
Sundance Stompede • November 1–4
Our awesome special events depend on the contributions of dozens of volunteers. Help us make these events a success!
We are now signing up volunteers for the Castro Street Fair and the the Sundance Stompede. All kinds of shifts are available. 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.
Sundance @ Castro Street Fair Sunday, October 7 • 11 am – 6 pm
18th St. near Noe, San Francisco
Country-western dancing returns to the Castro Street Fair in the same 18th Street location as last year (between Noe and Hartford). Dance all afternoon on our own portable dance floor, proudly custom-built by Sundance Association volunteers! We’re planning some quick beginning line dance lessons at 2 and 3 pm ... and come help us teach the Barn Dance at 4 pm. And we'll have our boot-check available so you can check your bags, clothes, or street shoes while you dance. VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP AVAILABLE NOW!
We'll follow the Fair with our ever-popular Ice Cream Night at Sundance Saloon, where you can cool off with a nice helping of free ice cream from Mitchell's, starting at Sundance Saloon at 7:00 pm!
Sundance Saloon Ice Cream Social Sunday, October 7 • 7 – 8 pm
A big hit in recent years - so of course we're doing it again. After the Castro Street Fair on Sunday, come on down to Sundance Saloon and cool off with a nice helping of free ice cream from Mitchell's, starting at Sundance Saloon at 7:00 pm!
And, as it's the first Sunday of the month, we'll have our October birthday dance (with cake!) at 8:30 pm. We'll see you there!
Sundance Stompede November 1–4, 2018 • www.stompede.com
Advance Registration Ends October 8
Advance registration continues 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 2018 (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.
Line Dance Pro Thursdays: 6:30-8:00 pm (except 9/27)
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 no Line Dance Pro session on Thursday, September 27, due to the community meeting.
• There will be a special review-only session on Sunday, October 7 and again on Sunday, October 28 in the Red Room.
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.