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Emerald City Hoedown

Emerald City Hoedown
March 23-26, 2017
Seattle, WA

The Rain Country Dance Association presents three nights of dancing, over 30 hours of dance workshops, and more! Registration is currenlty $119. The host hotel is the Renaissance Hotel ($149/night). More info:


April Follies

April Follies
April 29, 2017
Oakland, CA

Large annual same-sex dance competition and show. Includes country-western dance categories two-step, waltz swing, and line dance (Imelda's Way and So Just Dance Dance Dance). More info:


Hoedown In The Dunes

Hoedown In The Dunes
May 19-21, 2017
Saugatuck, MI

Three days of country dancing (with guest DJ Ingu), dance lessons, and exhibition performances in beautiful Saugatuk, Michigan. Host hotel The Dunes Resort. More details to come. More info:



2017 World OutGames / IAGLCWDC Convention
May 25-29, 2017
Miami, FL

The 24th annual convention of the International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country-Western Dance Clubs will coincide with and be hosted by the World Out Games in Miami at the end of May, 2017. Registration is through the World Out Games. Until March 6 use discount code SSDSPR to receive $50 off the registration fee of $250. The host hotel is the DoubleTree Miami Airport ($160/night). More info:




The Barbary Coast Cloggers - Clogging Classes
Sundays, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Oberlin Dance Commons
351 Shotwell, San Francisco

The Barbary Coast Cloggers present lessons on Sunday afternoons, starting with beginning lessons at 3:30 and progressing to intermediate and advanced levels. The classes are fun and laid back with students of all ages and walks of life. Wear any leather-soled shoes (taps optional). No reservations necessary. $12 per class. Additional info: 415-552-2302, website


Country Nights - Women's Partner Dancing
1st Saturday of the month, 7:00 - 10:30 pm
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Two-step, waltz, line dancing, Latin, swing, and more! Lessons 7:00 - 8:00 pm, no experience or partner necessary. All ages welcome. Smoke, scent and alcohol-free. Admission $10. More info: website


Dancing With The Queers - Ballroom and Latin Lessons
Sundays, 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Dancing with the Queers is a same-sex dance program focusing on International Style Ballroom and Latin dance. 4-week series in various dance styles begin on the first Sunday of the month. More info: website


OutWest LGBTQS Country Western Dance & Social
Third Saturday of the month, 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Wischemann Hall
465 Morris St., Sebastopol

Enjoy 2 Step, East & West Coast Swing, Waltz, Nightclub 2 Step, & Line Dancing in a friendly, fun, and inspiring dance space. Lessons 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Alcohol-free and frragrance-free. Usually the third Saturday of the month, but check the website for updated information. $10-15 sliding scale admission.


San Francisco Bay Area Queer Contra Dance
2nd Friday of the month, 8:00 - 11:00 pm
First Unitarian Church
685 14th St, Oakland

Contra dance is a traditional American social dance: a little bit folky, a little bit flirty, and whole lot of fun. Gender-free dancing, no partner necessary. $10 (or pay what you can). More info: website


2nd Friday of the month, 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Gender-neutral West Coast Swing dance party, no partner necessary, beginners welcome. 7:00 pm: doors open, 7:30 pm: beginning and intermediate WCS Lessons (2 rooms), 8:30 pm: open dancing. $10-15 suggested donation. More info: facebook page


Texas Rose Monthly Queer Women's CW Dance
2nd Saturday of the month
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Monthly dance for queer women (trans-inclusive), usually the 2nd Saturday of the month. 6:30 pm beginner 2-step lesson; 7:15 pm lesson varies; 8:00 - 10:30 pm open dancing, and then social time afterwords until 11:00 pm. Great music, friendly community. Entrance $10, $5 with student ID. Free parking. More info: website


Trip the Light Fantastic
Monday and Tuesday evenings, Sunday afternoons
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Queer partner dance classes in a variety of dance styles: country, swing, salsa and ballroom, directed by 5-time North American Women's Same-Sex Ballroom Champion Zoe Balfour. Classes are presented as a 4-week series each month. $52 for 4 weeks. More info: website


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