Sundance Saloon

Two-steppin' & line dancing
every Sunday and Thursday

Two-Stepping at Sundance Saloon

Sundance Saloon

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

Dancing at Sundance Saloon

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!

Sundance Stompede Exhibition Performance

Sundance Stompede

September 3–6, 2020
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).

Sundance Saloon at SF Pride

Sundance Association

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 NEWS

Holiday Ball at Sundance Saloon

Holiday Ball & Toy Drive
Sunday, December 15
Sundance Saloon

Join us for our annual Holiday Ball, 5:00 – 10:30 pm on Sunday, December 15. This is always a truly special event with plenty of good cheer and good company, where you can dance to a mix of your holiday and non-holiday favorites, with special surprises all night long.

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for our Toy Drive and save $3 off the special event admission of $8. Toys will be placed in the care of Sandy "Mama" Reinhart, fund-raiser extraordinaire of the San Francisco leather community. The toys she collects will be destined for numerous organizations including the SFPD and Camp Sunburst.

winter scene

Holiday Closures
Thursday, December 26
Thursday, January 2

Sundance Saloon will be closed on Thursday, December 26 and Thursday, January 2.

We remain open every Sunday through December and January.

We will not be hosting a New Year's Eve Dance this year.

Sundance Saloon volunteers

Sundance Volunteers Needed

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! Our volunteer needs at Sundance Saloon significantly increase in the winter months, due to a busier coat-check. We are especially looking for core volunteers who can volunteer six times over the next six months -- and we accommodate your schedule. If you can help us out, contact volunteer@sundancesaloon.org.

Sundance Saloon

Year-End Giving To Sundance

Remember the Sundance Association in your year-end giving. The Sundance Association is a member-supported 501c3 nonprofit organization, and we depend on the generosity of the community to sustain us, especially as our expenses continue to mount. To become a member of the Sundance Association, simply pledge an annual donation (which is tax-deductible if you itemize).

If you're not yet a member, please consider making a contribution now. If you're already a member, consider an extra donation. Please remember also to check with your employer to see if they offer matching grants.

Sundance Saloon

Two Left Feet Meetup Club
Ultra-beginning CW dance lessons
Sunday, January 5 • 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Sundance Saloon: Loft

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.

We offer special extra-patient and ultra-beginning lessons. 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. RSVP, or just show up!

Throwback Thursdays turntable

Throwback Thursday Night
Thursday, January 9
Sundance Saloon

The first Thursday of the month is our Throwback Thursday night. 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 and music videos from the 80s and 90s. (This night also serves as our Stompede Volunteer Appreciation Night.)

Sundance Community

Sundance Community Meeting
Thursday, January 9: 7:00 pm
Sundance Saloon: Back Room

A follow-up to the community meeting held last June. We'll start with a social reception at 6:30, followed by the meeting at 7:00 pm. We'll review the challenges from the past couple of years and the new challenges we're facing, and we'll report on where things stand.

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.

Sheila Schlicht

Beginning West Coast Swing
Sundays, January 12, 19, 26: 5:30–6:30 pm
Sundance Saloon: Loft

We present a 3-week series in instruction in west coast swing for beginners with instructor Sheila Schlicht. You do not need any west coast swing experience, but some experience with couples dancing is advised.

Advance registration is required. The class is limited to 8 leaders and 8 followers. The cost for the entire 3-week series is $20 payable in advance.

Volunteers at the Castro Street Fair

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.
Volunteer!
• 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.

MONTHLY SCHEDULE

M = Main Ballroom • B = Back Room • L = Loft

DECEMBER 2019

SUNDAY

1 Instructors (M): Randy / Michael  
DJ: Chiara  
5:30 Intermediate Two-Step w/ Thom B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step / Waltz M
6:30 Ghost Train (beg+) w/ Vince B
6:30 Call Me Señorita (int) - NEW! M
     
     
8 Instructors (M): Cumba / Vince  
DJ: John  
5:00 Line Dance Pro B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step M
6:30 Ghost Train (beg+) w/ Sheila B
6:30 Call Me Señorita (int) M
     
15 HOLIDAY BALL & TOY DRIVE  
Instructors (M): Thom / Shannon  
  DJ: Dan  
5:00 Line Dance Pro B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step M
6:30 Tush Push (beg+) w/ Sheila B
6:30 Nothing But You (int) M
     
22 Instructors (M): Ron / Michael  
DJ: Ingu  
5:00 Line Dance Pro B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step M
6:30 Tush Push (beg+) w/ Randy B
6:30 Mmm Bop (int) M
     
29 Instructors (M): Ingu / Vince  
DJ: John  
5:00 Line Dance Pro B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step M
6:30 Barn Dance (beg) w/ Randy B
6:30 Dizzy (int) M
     

THURSDAY

5 THROWBACK THURSDAY  
Instructors (M): Ron / Michael  
  DJ: John  
6:30 Line Dance Pro L
7:00 Beginning Two-Step w/ Crispin B
7:00 Intermediate Two-Step M
7:40 Call Me Señorita review M
     
12 Instructors (M): Yenni / Vince  
DJ: Dan  
6:30 Line Dance Pro L
7:00 Beginning Two-Step w/ Rob B
7:00 Intermediate West Coast Swing M
7:40 Call Me Señorita review M
 
19 Instructors (M): Thom / Shannon  
DJ: Ingu  
6:30 Line Dance Pro L
7:00 Beginning Two-Step w/ John B
7:00 Intermediate Waltz M
7:40 Nothing But You review M
 
26 CLOSED FOR  
BOXING DAY  
     
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