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Sacramento Country-Western Dance Club

Paradise Camp Fire Fundraiser Country Dance
October 5, 2019 • 6:30 – 11:00 pm
Pioneer Church, 2700 L St., Sacramento, CA

Country-western dancing in Sacramento is back! In conjunction with the Sacramento Country-Western Dance Club and Pioneer Congregational Church. Couples and line dance lessons 6:30–8:00 pm, dance 8:00–11:00 pm. $10 donation. For more info contact


Emerald City Hoedown

Emerald City Hoedown
March 19-22, 2020
Seattle, WA

The Rain Country Dance Association presents four days of dancing, over 30 hours of dance workshops, and more! Advance registration is $119. The host hotel is the Renaissance Hotel ($158/night). More info:


Hoedown In The Dunes

Hoedown In The Dunes
May 15-17, 2020
Saugatuck/Douglas, MI

Three days of country dancing (including guest DJ Ingu), dance lessons, and exhibition performances in beautiful Saugatuck, Michigan. Host hotel: The Dunes Resort ($99+). Registration only $40 to $60. More info:



May 21-24, 2020
Washington, DC

5th annual LGBT dance weekend in our nation's capital moves to Memorial Day weekend this year, featuring country-western dancing, line dancing and west coast swing. Registration $99 until December 31. Host hotel: Washington Hilton ($139).  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
1st Saturday of the month, 6:30 - 10:30 pm
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Women's partner dancing. Potluck 6:30 pm; 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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