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.
Beginning Night Club Two-Step With Photis Pishiaras and Ron Jenkins
Sunday, October 20 • 5:15–7:15 pm
Sundance Saloon: Loft
Gold medal world champions Photis Pishiaras and Ron Photis will teach a special Night Club Two-Step workshop on October 20.
• 5:15-6:15 pm = PART A = Beginning Night-Club Two-Step. No previous experience needed. ($10)
• 6:15-7:15 pm = PART B = Beginning-Plus Night Club Two-Step. This is a continuation Part A. ($5)
The class is limited to 8 leaders and 8 followers. Advance registration is required.
Beginning Night Club Two-Step with Photis Pishiaras and Ron Jenkins
Gold medal world champions Photis Pishiaras and Ron Photis will teach a special Night Club Two-Step workshop on October 20, upstairs in the Loft at Sundance Saloon.
PART A = 5:15-6:15 pm. Beginning Night Club Two-Step. This will assume no previous experience in Night Club (but you should have some experience in partner dancing).
PART B = 6:15-7:15 pm. Beginning-Plus Night Club Two-Step. This is a continuation Part A. You may take part A alone, or both parts together. Please do not take part B without part A unless you are already comfortable with the basics.
Advance registration is required. Each group workshop is limited to 16 (8 leaders and 8 followers). The cost for Part A is $10, and Part B is $5. 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.
Stompede Prep Night Sunday, October 27 • 5:00-6:30 pm
The Sundance Stompede is just a few days away. Come on down and help us with last-minute preparations. We'll be stuffing registration bags and folding T-shirts. The more folks we have, the faster it goes, and the more fun it is too!
Halloween at Sundance Saloon Thursday, October 31
Celebrate Halloween with Sundance Saloon with our biggest Halloween party ever, as this is also the opening night Kick-Off Dance of the Sundance Stompede!
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 7:00 to 8:00 pm; then open dancing and ghoulish fun until 11:00 pm. The contest itself will begin shortly after 9:00 pm. Special event admission $12.
Welcome Dance • Friday, Nov. 1 • 7:30 pm – 1:00 am • Exhibition performances 8:30 pm • Three rooms of dancing • Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness • $35
Hoedown 2019 • Saturday, Nov. 2 • 7:30 pm – 1:00 am • Gala LGBT+ benefit CW dance • Exhibition performances 8–9 pm • Two rooms of dancing • Regency Center, 1300 Van Ness • $60 at the door; $50 in advance on-line or at Sundance Saloon until Oct. 28.
The Sundance Stompede presents three days of workshops in up to six rooms simultaneously. Instruction covers all levels from beginning to advanced, and all kinds of dance styles, including two-step, waltz, east coast swing, west coast swing, line dancing, and more. View the full dance workshop schedule here.
Dance workshops all take place at the Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Avenue.
Friday, Nov. 1 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 2 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 3 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Workshops are included with a weekend registration, or a day pass can be purchased for $40 each day. There are also small-group "premium workshops" available for an additional fee.
Stompede Volunteers Needed October 31 – November 4
The Sundance Stompede depends on the contributions of dozens of volunteers. Do one shift, or several ... and feel proud to have contributed to making the Sundance Stompede a success!
Our greatest needs currently include:
Thursday (hotel) - load in, dance floor build
Friday day (hotel) - set-up
Friday night (hotel) - front door, coat-check
Saturday night (Regency) - set-up, front door
Sunday (hotel) - registration, tear-down
Monday (hotel) - load-out
Many other shifts are available throughout the weekend
Win An RSVP Cruise!
Win an oceanview cabin on RSVP’s next Caribbean cruise, February 9-16, 2020, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale and visiting Half Moon Cay, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Key West – 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 2, 2019 at the Sundance Stompede. Winner need not be present to win. Proceeds benefit the beneficiaries of the Sundance Stompede.
OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo Saturday, October 19 • 12:30–4:30 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 participating with an information table (but no dancing this year). If youre around, drop on by and say hello! More info ...
Stompede Volunteer Appreciation Thursday, November 7
The Sundance Stompede is a massive volunteer effort, with well over 100 volunteers contributing to the success of the weekend. The Stompede volunteers are the backbone of the Stompede, which would not be possible without their contributions.
All Stompede volunteers are invited to join us in appreciation at Sundance Saloon on Thursday, November 7. Entry will be free for volunteers. We'll have a reception from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, then lessons as usual from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, followed by open dancing. (It's also our Throwback Thursday night.)
Line Dance Pro Thursdays: 6:30-8:00 pm
Most Sundays 5:00-6:30 pm
Our Line Dance Pro sessions now include both Sunday and Thursday nights! Line Dance Pro Sundays are in the Back Room. On Thursdays we're upstairs in the Loft. Check the Sundance Saloon instruction calendar for the schedule.
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.
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.
• Social media! Like and follow us on Facebook. Share our posts. Share your own posts. Review us on Google, Yelp, Facebook, and Tripadvisor.
• Encourage beverage sales at Sundance Saloon, especially on Thursdays.
• Invite a group to Sundance Saloon.