Sundance In The Park

Sundance In The Park

Registration info will be available by noon on Monday.
(see below)

Or, tune in to the Sunday night live-stream for advance info.


Sundance presents outdoor line dancing! On Saturdays we are in Stern Grove from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. On Thursdays we dance in Golden Gate Park from 6:15 to 8:00 pm.

We are bound by rules set by San Francisco for small outdoor gatherings. Attendance is limited, and everyone counts as a participant regardless of how much you actually dance. Masks are required, and we enforce social distancing.

You must be pre-registered to participate. Please don't show up without a reservation.

We take infection control precautions seriously! You must agree to our rules and complete an electronic Memorandum Of Understanding form each time you attend an event. You should do this within 48 hours prior to the event. A printed form is also available.

Saturday In The Grove
Saturdays • 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Stern Grove

Sundance In The Grove


We are on the stage of the concert meadow in Stern Grove, San Francisco. The main entrance to the park is at Sloat Blvd & 19th Ave. There are many other trail access points from Wawona St. or Vale Ave. map

PARKING: While there is limited parking inside the park (Stern Grove Entry Rd. or Vale Ave.), it may be full on a weekend. There is ample parking along Sloat Blvd., 19th Ave., or Wawona St. It's about a 1/4-mile walk down to the meadow from Sloat & 19th (follow the green paths on the map). [MUNI line 28; line M is nearby.]


Stern Grove Stage map

The stage in Stern Grove has an excellent flat wood floor, but it is not as large as our space in Golden Gate Park.

We are contractually restricted to no more than 11 dancers on the stage. The cones along the front are spaced 12 feet apart and will help you maintain your distancing. It works out well for the front row to line up between the cones, and the back row to line up with the cones. Because of the smaller space, please maintain constant vigilance of the other dancers around you while you dance.

There is no designated social area. (Technically socialization is not allowed.) Store bags along the back wall of the stage. Check-in is with the DJ. There are restrooms at the Trocadero Clubhouse on the other side of the Entry Road parking lot.

Thursday In The Park
Thursdays • 6:15 - 8:00 pm
Golden Gate Park

Sundance In The Park


We are in the central music concourse towards the band shell in Golden Gate Park, between the DeYoung Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. map

PARKING: JFK Drive is closed. There is no entry into the park from the north side, but there is usually parking along Fulton. From the south, you can enter at 9th Avenue and take MLK Drive, bearing to the left. (MUNI line 44; lines 5 and 7 are nearby.)


Sundance In The Park layout

The ground surface is dirt and sand, which is quite comfortable for dancing, but dress accordingly. Keep in mind that this is a semi-public space, and we do not have a specific reservation, so it's always possible that we'll be denied this space or asked to leave.

The grid of trees form natural pods for dancers. Start your dance in the center of a pod, and try to stay within your pod while you dance. Avoid dancing in the first row of open space in front of the check-in and the DJ areas, to keep it open for people traffic.

There is an area with benches creating a natural place for people to rest and congregate together. But we don't ever want there to be a large group in one area. If it looks busy, move to another part of the concourse. Check-in is along these benches towards the center aisle of the concourse.

The Rules

Masks are required at all times. If you must temporarily remove your mask, please step at least 30 FEET away from the dance and social areas and 30 feet away from other people (per SF order). (The dance area in Golden Gate Park is 100 x 100 feet. The stage in Stern Grove is 70 x 40 feet.)

We require 12 FEET between dancers, and more is better. In Golden Gate Park the trees form rectangular 16-foot pods. Start your dance in the center of a pod. In Stern Grove we will place orange cones on the stage to mark 12 feet.

Maintain 6 FEET minimum between people at all times when not dancing.

Be extra careful when entering and leaving the dance floor, so you can continue to maintain your distance.

Do not crowd the DJ, who remains in a fixed location.

Do not congregate in groups. Move away from the dance area for socializing. Stern Grove explictly requires dispersal of the participants when the event is finished.

Partners and cohabitants must follow the same rules as other individuals.

No couples dancing, even between cohabitants.

Register For Sundance In The Park



THRU TUESDAY: Please sign up for only ONE EVENT.
OK to sign up for a second event starting Wednesday.

Sundance in the Park
Golden Gate Park

Sundance in the Grove
Stern Grove


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• Beginners - we highly recommend Thursday over Saturday for you.

• If we're sold out, you can put yourself on the waiting list. If we can't accommodate you, you'll be given priority for the following week.

Required MOU Form

• Complete this form on-line within 48 hours of the event (i.e. on Wednesday or Thursday for Thursday's event, or Friday or Saturday for Saturday's event) – but no later than 3 hours prior to the start of the event.

• A separate new form must be completed each week within 48 hours of the event. If you are signed up for both Thursday and Saturday, you must complete two separate forms.

• Please read the form carefully before signing. This is not a simple formality, but a legal document.

• Also available: pdf form for printing. Fill this out at home, or bring your own pen. You do not need the printed form if you complete the online form.

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