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!
October 31 – November 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.
The Wolf Under a Wolf Moon Sunday, January 20: 9:00 pm-ish
Sundance Saloon: Patio
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! This Sunday, January 20, there will be a total eclipse of the moon, with totality lasting about an hour beginning at 8:41 pm PST. The moon will appear blood red during this time. It also happens to be the night of a "supermoon," when the moon is closest to the earth. And it's also a "wolf moon," which is the first full moon of the year.
To mark this rare special occasion, we'll move outside at 9:00 pm to perform "The Wolf" line dance under this super wolf totally eclipsed moon. The forecast is for skies clearing just in time!
Sundance Bandits Open Rehearsals Tuesday, January 15 and 22
ODC Theater Studios, 3153 17th St. S.F.
(Also: Jan. 15 and 22 at ODC)
Our acclaimed performance troupe, the Sundance Bandits, have been performing around the country since 2011, and they are looking for new members!
The Bandits will hold open rehearsal tryouts on Tuesdays, January 15 and 22, at their regular rehearsal location, ODC Theater Studio LP, 3153 17th St., San Francisco. For more information please contact Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundance Community Meeting Thursday, January 24: 7:00 pm
Sundance Saloon: Back Room
A follow-up to the community meetings held last June and September. 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 give a 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.
Intermediate West Coast Swing with Shin Aoki
Thursday, January 31: 7:00 pm
Sundance Saloon: Main Room
We offer intermediate and advanced lessons weekly on Thursdays in the Main Room (with beginning lessons in the Back Room), typically focusing on two-step and waltz. On Thursday, January 31, we're happy to offer a special intermediate West Coast Swing workshop with instructor Shin Aoki.
As this is a part of our regular Thursday instruction, there will be no additional fee for this class, and no advance registration. However, we do ask that you be on time for the class, which will start promptly at 7:00 pm.
Beginning-Plus West Coast Swing Sundays, February 3, 10, 17: 5:30 pm
Sundance Saloon: Loft
We present a 3-week series in instruction in west coast swing at the "beginning-plus level" with instructor Sheila Schlicht. This is a continuation of January's beginning level series. To take this series you should know west coast swing basics, e.g. push break, underarm turn, basic whip.
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.
Beginning-Plus West Coast Swing - Registration Information
This is a 3-week series: February 3, 10, 17. The class will progress from one week to the next.
Advance registration is required. The class is limited to 16 (8 leaders and 8 followers). The cost for the entire 3-week series is $20 payable in advance. 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.
Sweethearts Ball/Underwear Party Sunday, February 10
Sundance Saloon • Adnission $8
Our Sweetharts' Ball is back, where we decorate Sundance Saloon in true Valentines Day fashion – and we’ll see the return of the enormously popular Underwear Party! Special event admission $8.
Yes, we'll have a special free coat check (clothes check?) for those of you who dare to dance in your underwear. There will plenty of hot bodies to keep the club warm. Note that participation in the underwear night is totally optional. Suggestions for shy folks.
There's no reason not to come on down and have a normal night of dancing, no matter how shy you are. This night is meant to be a fun (and even a little silly) so please dress however you feel comfortable. We’ll have a great night of music and dance (maybe with a few extra shadow dances). Some suggestions:
• If you want to participate, consider long underwear, or maybe boxers and a T-shirt.
• Leave yourself options. Many folks intending to stay fully-clothed change their minds later in the night, once they realize how much fun everyone is having. Wear some festive underwear just in case.
• This is not a contest. It's a time for us to celebrate all body sizes and shapes. We all look beautiful when we're smiling and dancing!
• And by all means, stay fully clothed if that's what you're comfortable with.
Sundance Saloon Internet Radio
Introducing our own Sundance Saloon internet radio station! Whenever you want a dose of country-western dance music, check out the streaming at Sundance Saloon Radio. Guaranteed to make your day go by faster.
Different browsers and devices may do better with different approaches. If the radio player at the bottom of this page does not work for you, try visiting the site of our Radionomy host. And occasionally the system goes off the air – just try again later.
Sundance Core 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! 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 email@example.com.
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.
• Like and follow us on Facebook. Share our posts.
• Encourage beverage sales at Sundance Saloon, especially on Thursdays.
• Invite a group to Sundance Saloon.