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

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).

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

Sundance Saloon volunteers

Sundance Core Volunteers Needed

NOTE: The on-line Sunday volunteer system is working again!

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 volunteer@sundancesaloon.org.

Discovery

Discovery Thursday
Thursday, June 20
Sundance Saloon

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!

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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.

Michelle Kinkaid

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.

Sundance Community

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.

Sundance Saloon at San Francisco Pride 2017

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.

July 4 fireworks

Sundance July 4 Potluck
Thursday, July 4
Sundance Saloon

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!

Hoedown 2016

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!

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.
• Like and follow us on Facebook. Share our posts.
• 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

JUNE 2019

SUNDAY

2 Instructors (M): Cumba / Shannon  
DJ: John  
5:30 Intermediate Two-Step w/ Thom B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step M
6:30 Easy On The Eyes (beg+) w/ Sheila B
6:30 Showstopper (int) M
     
     
9 Instructors (M): Ingu / Vince  
DJ: Chiara  
5:00 Line Dance Pro B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step M
6:30 Easy On The Eyes (beg+) w/ Randy B
6:30 Groovy Love (int) M
     
     
16 Instructors (M): Randy / Sheila  
DJ: Ingu  
5:00 Line Dance Pro B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step M
6:30 Tush Push (beg+) w/ Vince B
6:30 Georgia Winder (int) M
     
23 Instructors (M): Ron / Michael  
DJ: John  
5:00 Line Dance Pro B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step M
6:30 Tush Push (beg+) w/ Ingu B
6:30 London (adv) M
     
29 *** SATURDAY 7:30–11:00pm ***  
SUNDANCE PRE-PRIDE DANCE  
  Women's Building, 1800 18th St, SF  
  7:30-8:30 Beginning Lessons  
     
30 *** SUNDAY 11am–6pm ***  
SUNDANCE PRIDE DANCE  
  Civic Center SF Pride Festival
Golden Gate near Larkin
 

THURSDAY

6 THROWBACK THURSDAY  
Instructors (M): Thom / Shannon  
  DJ: Ingu  
6:30 Line Dance Pro L
7:00 Beginning Two-Step w/ John B
7:00 Intermediate Two-Step M
7:40 Showstopper review M
     
13 Instructors (M): Thom / Vince  
DJ: Dan  
6:30 Line Dance Pro L
7:00 Beginning Two-Step w/ Crispin B
7:00 Advanced Two-Step M
7:40 Groovy Love review M
     
20 DISCOVERY THURSDAY  
Instructors (M): Ron / Sheila  
  DJ: Ingu  
6:30 Line Dance Pro L
7:00 Beginning Two-Step w/ Randy B
7:00 Intermediate East Coast Swing M
7:40 Georgia Winder review M
     
27 Instructors (M): Rob / Michael  
DJ: John  
6:30 Member Reception B
7:00 COMMUNITY MEETING B
7:00 Beginning Two-Step M
7:40 London review
M
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