Lessons At Sundance Saloon

Line dance lessons

Dance Instruction at Sundance Saloon

Sundance Saloon is proud to offer many choices with our instruction program. Beginners are especially encouraged to take advantage of lessons twice a week. Smooth leather-soled shoes recommended (cowboy boots!), along with some patience and a desire to have some fun.

We offer most frequently instruction in two-step and line dancing. We also teach country waltz, east coast swing and west coast swing.


GENERAL INSTRUCTION OVERVIEW

THURSDAY - Main Room
7:00 - 7:40 pm: intermediate-advanced couples lesson
7:40 - 8:00 pm: line dance review

THURSDAY - Cocoa Room
7:00 - 8:00 pm: beginning 2-step lesson

SUNDAY - Main Room
5:30 - 6:30 pm: beginning couples lesson
6:30 - 7:15 pm: line dance lesson

SUNDAY - Cocoa Room
5:00 - 6:30 pm: line dance pro session (except 1st Sunday)
5:30 - 6:30 pm: intermediate couples lesson (1st Sunday)
6:30 - 7:15 pm: beginning line dance 101 lesson


Instructors at Sundance Saloon

Sundance Saloon is so fortunate to have many excellent and dedicated instructors who love to teach for the sake of teaching. Our instructors are all volunteers who give the gift of their time and their talents.

Vince Avallone

Vince Avallone

Vince's love for country dancing started in 1997 in Chicago at Charlie's. He found Sundance after moving to SF in 2001 and became more involved by volunteering. Vince has performed with the Sundance Bandits. He taught multiple formats of group exercise for 15 years. He finds teaching line dance great fun, especially seeing beginners enjoying themselves.

Shannon Halkyard

Shannon Halkyard

Shannon Halkyard is an avid dancer, with favorites including line dancing, two stepping, and west coast swing. He began dancing in the fall of 2002 with Queer Jitterbugs and Queer Ballroom in San Francisco. After a few years Shannon discovered Sundance Saloon and the joys of country-western dancing. By day he works as a high school chemistry teacher.

Dave Hayes

Dave Hayes

Dave Hayes came out to country music in 1993 in Orlando, Florida. He started teaching line dances in 1994. Dave jumped right into Sundance when he moved to SF in 2002. Dave has served in many capacities over the years, as a board member of the Sundance Association and as the chair of the IAGLCWDC, and currently is the director of the Sundance Stompede.

John Hoffman

John Hoffman

John has been teaching at Sundance Saloon for many years. He’s also a DJ at Sundance Saloon and has served as a member of the Sundance Board of Directors. John lives in San Francisco with his dog Travis and works at the San Francisco Food Bank as the Network Administrator.

Crispin Hollings

Crispin Hollings

Convinced he had two left feet, Crispin attended a few lessons at Sundance Saloon in 2004 and was hooked: from the dance floor to the instructors to the friendliness of the crowd, what was there not to love? Crispin has been an avid supporter of Sundance, becoming a regular dancer, a member, a volunteer, a poster-boy, and, in 2009, an instructor teaching beginning classes.

Rex Holt

Rex Holt

Rex's country roots go way back to a sparsely populated Midwestern farming community. As a young buck, he was exposed to country dancing because his uncle was a local country singer. Rex groomed his dance talent at Ohio State University to ultimately join the lineup of skilled dance instructors here at Sundance Saloon

Ron Jenkins

Ron Jenkins

Ron fell in love with country dancing in 1993. He has performed with the Barbary Coast Cloggers and Vima Vice Squad. He and his dance partner, Photis, have captured numerous same-sex ballroom dancing titles in the US and interntiaonally. But Ron will always be most comfortable on the country dance floor, and he loves teaching at Sundance Saloon!

Michael Metzger

Michael Metzger

Michael has been dancing since 2005 and choreographing line dances since 2009, including “C’mon C’mon” and “Counting Stars.” He has been a featured instructor at events in Europe and across North America, including IAGLCWDC conventions and Windy City Line Dance Mania in Chicago. His popular instructional videos on YouTube have been viewed over 200,000 times.

Rob Ollander-Krane

Rob Ollander-Krane

Rob grew up hating country music until one day about a decade ago, he walked into a gay bar and saw a group of men doing the two-step. Country music and two-stepping have been his obsession ever since … and he has the cowboy drag to prove it. Rob dances and teaches at Sundance Saloon and at Trunks in Palm Springs.

Citabria Ozzuna

Citabria Ozzuna

My goal is to make my student’s lesson the highlight of their day while giving concise, accessible information appropriate to the student’s level. I teach country two-step, Lindy, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, ballroom and more.  I specialize in private lessons. You can meet with me as an individual, couple, or small group on a one time basis or over time.

Randy Pocius

Randy Pocius

Randy Pocius has enjoys teaching beginners the fun and satisfaction of two-step, waltz and line dance. He has had over 20 years of country-western dancing experience. Randy has performed with the San Jose Spurs, Cactus Cloggers and Jus’ County Cloggers. In addition to Sundance Saloon, he has DJ'd and instructed at special events, cruises and community centers.

Sheila Schlicht

Sheila Schlicht

Sheila started tap dancing as a child and has not stopped moving her feet since. In addition to dancing at Sundance Saloon she can be found clogging and swinging throughout the Bay Area. She also keeps busy as a member of two dance troupes, Clogging Express and the Sundance Bandits. She loves teaching line dances as well as partner dances.

Cumba Siegler

Cumba Sielger

Cumba Siegler is an occupational therapist and country-western dance junkie. She first met the two-step in 1990 in Seattle, WA, and hasn't looked back at wiggle-dancing since. Helping newcomers feel comfortable is her specialty, and she likes to remind beginners that as adult learners, we have to give ourselves time to learn and permission to make mistakes.

Charles Sterck

Charles has enjoyed dancing most of his life. His background studies include tap, jazz, ballroom, two-stepping and line dancing. He was team captain and choreographer of the San Francisco Saddletramps. Charles has taught for Sundance Saloon from the beginning in 1998. When not dancing, Charles is a business development advisor and the managing director of a CPA firm.

Thom Vindiola

Thom Vindiola

Thom has been an instructor at Sundance Saloon since 2008. He has a strong background in ballet, jazz and modern. Thom has choreographed for noted drums corps, and for 17 years was the lead choreographer of the Official Tournament of Roses Dancers and Color Guard. Thom also has a background in theatre as a dancer, costumer, set designer, and director.

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