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IAGLCWDC

Emerald City Hoedown / IAGLCWDC Convention
May 23–27, 2019
Seattle, WA

The 26th annual convention of the International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country-Western Dance Clubs is hosted this year by the Rain Country Dance Association's Emerald City Hoedown. Includes four nights of dancing, 50 hours of workshops, competition, and more! More info: www.emeraldcityhoedown.com, https://iaglcwdc.org/

 

WWLA

Wrangler Weekend Los Angeles
July 19-21, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

The WWLA is L.A's LGBT-friendly country-western dance conference, with three days of dancing, workshops, entertainment, and more, now in its 8th year. Registration only $69 through March 1. More info: www.thelawranglers.com/info/

 

DC OUT

DC OUT
August 29 - September 1, 2019
Washington, DC

4th annual LGBT dance weekend in our nation's capital over the Labor Day weekend, featuring country-western dancing, line dancing and west coast swing. Registration currently $99. Host hotel: Hyatt Regency on Capital Hill ($119).  More info: www.dc-out.com.

 


Ongoing

 

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

 

SwingOut!
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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