Sundance Saloon

Two-steppin' & line dancing
every Sunday and Thursday

*** WE'RE OPEN !!! ***

vax required • masks required

including vax documentation upload instructions

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Two-Stepping at Sundance Saloon

Sundance Saloon

We're open! Country-western dancing for the LGBT community and its friends.

SUNDAYS: 5:00–10:30 pm
THURSDAYS: 6:30–10:30 pm
550 Barneveld Ave., San Francisco
$7 entry • 21+ • Vax req'd

Dancing at Sundance Saloon

New to Sundance?

We welcome everyone! You'll find a friendly and diverse crowd: women, men, trans, cis, young, old, gay, and straight friends of the LGBT community. Don't know how to dance? No worries: we'll teach you – no partner needed!

Sundance Stompede Exhibition Performance

Sundance Stompede

MAY 25–29, 2022
Our huge country-western dance extravganza, featuring four nights of dance parties, three days of dance workshops, and hundreds of attendees from all over the country (and beyond).

Sundance Saloon at SF Pride

Sundance Association

The Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing is the all-volunteer community-supported 501c3 nonprofit organization that runs Sundance Saloon, the Sundance Stompede, and our many other projects.

SUNDANCE NEWS

Sundance Saloon

Sundance Saloon Is Open
Sundays, 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Thursdays, 6:30 – 10:30 pm
550 Barneveld Ave., San Francisco

Woo hoo! Sundance Saloon is open! Two-stepping and line dancing every Sunday and Thursday. We always have lessons included with the price of admission, and we encourage newcomers to take our beginning lessons to get the most enjoyment out of the evening.

We currently require attendees to be fully-vaccinated. San Francisco has mandated masks for all indoor public gatherings. (Masks are not required in our outdoor patio area.) Please see our detailed discussion of our plans and policies here.

including vax documentation upload instructions
Sundance Saloon

October Covid-19 Protocols

Our Covid-19 protocols are subject to change.

Vaccination: Attendees must be fully-vaccinated against Covid-19 (at least 14 days after the final dose). More details here, including instructions on sending your documentation to us in advance.
Masks: Per the City and County of San Francisco, well-fitted face masks will be required. (No bandanas, single-layer gaiters, or valved masks please.)
Hand sanitizer: Required upon entry.
Covid attestation: If you have any symptoms, recent exposure or positive test, please stay home.
Ventilation:
The main ballroom has the equivalent of at least 12-16 complete air exchanges per hour, with open doors, floor fans, exhaust fans in the roof, and several industrial-sized HEPA-13 air purifiers.
Patio: The outdoor patio area in front of the building is open for socializing and dancing.

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Michelle Kinkaid

West Coast Swing with Michelle Kinkaid
October 17-24-31 • Beg 5:15 pm • Int 6:15 pm
Sundance Saloon

Four-time US Open Swing Dance Champion Michelle Kinkaid teaches West Coast Swing at Sundance!

  • Beginning WCS - 3 week series - Oct. 17, 24, & 31, 5:15-6:10 pm. No experience necessary. $20 for the 3-week series. Advance registration required.
  • Intermediate WCS - 3 week series - Oct. 17, 24, & 31, 6:15-7:10 pm. Please be familiar with WCS basics such as underarm turns and 8-count whips. $20 for the 3-week series. Advance registration required.
  • "Mini-private lessons" - Oct. 17 & 24, 7:30-9:00 pm. Get Michelle all to yourself for 10 minutes for $10. Register here: October 17 or October 24.
Halloween at Sundance Saloon

Halloween at Sundance Saloon
Sunday, October 31
Sundance Saloon

Celebrate Halloween with Sundance Saloon! Costumes highly encouraged. Enter our costume contest, and win cash prizes: 1st place = $100, 2nd place = $50, 3rd place = $25. (And yes, you will still need to wear your mask with your costume.)

We will also pay tribute to The Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican holiday celebrated November 1 and 2, when it is believed that the passageway between the real world and the spirit world is open, so our deceased loved ones can come back to visit us. An altar will be set up where you are encouraged to place photos and artifacts, flowers (especially marigolds), notes, and the like.

We'll still have dance lessons as usual from 5:30 to 7:15 pm; then open dancing and ghoulish fun until closing. Admission will remain the same as our usual: $7.

Sundance Saloon line dancers

Line Dance Pro
Thursdays: 6:30-8:00 pm
Most Sundays 5:00-6:30 pm
Sundance Saloon

Can't get enough line dancing? Line Dance Pro is an opportunity to increase your line dance abilities and challenge yourself with new line dances not included in our regular Sundance Saloon repertoire.

Our Line Dance Pro sessions now include both Sunday and Thursday nights! Line Dance Pro Sundays are in the Back Room. (There is no Line Dance pro on the first Sunday of the month.) On Thursdays we're upstairs in the Loft. Check the Sundance Saloon instruction calendar for the schedule.

Volunteers at Sundance Saloon

Sundance Saloon Volunteers Needed

Sundance Saloon is a community effort, dependent on lots of people chipping in a little bit. We are always looking for more help, and this will be true more than ever post-pandemic. A number of former volunteers have moved away or moved on to other pursuits. If you have not volunteered in the past, this is a great time to think about stepping in. We have lots of shifts remaining to be filled in September on both Sundays and Thursdays.

Our needs at Sundance Saloon include set-up, front door, and coat-check. Shifts are generally one hour. No experience necessary.

Please contact volunteer@sundancesaloon.org for more information.

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Sundance Music Playlists on Spotify

We've recently added more new music to our SUNDANCE SALOON PLAYLISTS on Spotify. First developed at the start of the pandemic shutdown, we've found that this service continues to help many Sundancers get through the day! You'll need a (free) Spotify account for basic listening privileges.

We have two playlists for your enjoyment:

Barn Dance at the Hoedown

Sundance Stompede
May 25-29, 2022

The Sundance Stompede, our huge four-day country-western dance weekend, originally scheduled for September 3-6, 2020, and then postponed to May 27-30, 2021, is now scheduled for  May 25-29, 2022, Memorial Day weekend. The 2022 Stompede will still host the annual convention of the International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country-Western Dance Clubs (IAGLCWDC).

Advance registration and hotel reservations are OPEN! Early registration is $149 for the entire weekend. The host hotel is again the Golden Gateway Holiday Inn on Van Ness Avenue. See you there! We can't wait!

Sundance Saloon

Supporting Sundance

Thanks to the support of our community, we ended 2020 in the black. And our Give Out Day earnings in both 2020 and 2021 have given us a tremendous boost. But the need for financial support is never-ending. There are many ways to help us!

  • Donate to our COVID-19 recovery fund, created specifically to help counter our losses from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Become a member of the Sundance Association by pledging an annual tax-deductible donation.
  • Check out more ways to support Sundance, including non-financial support. 

MONTHLY SCHEDULE

M = Main Ballroom • B = Back Room • L = Loft

OCTOBER 2021

SUNDAY

3    
DJ: John  
5:15 Int West Coast Swing w/ Michelle K B
5:30 Beg Two-Step/Shadow w/ Charles M
6:30 Stripes (beg+) w/ Sheila B
6:30 Nothing But You (int+) w/ Michael M
 
 
10    
DJ: Dan  
5:00 Line Dance Pro B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step w/ Ron M
6:30 Crossing The Border (beg+) w/ Vince B
6:30 Lay Low (int) w/ Sheila M
 
 
17    
DJ: Ingu  
5:00 Line Dance Pro B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step w/ Randy M
6:30 DHSS (beg) w/ Sheila B
6:30 Groovy Love (int) w/ Viince M
 
 
24    
DJ: John  
5:00 Line Dance Pro B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step (beg) w/ Kirk M
6:30 Easy On The Eyes (beg) w/ Sheila B
6:30 London (adv) w/ Michael M
     
     
31 HALLOWEEN PARTY  
DJ: Dan  
5:00 Line Dance Pro B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step w/ Charles M
6:30 Ghost Train (beg) w/ Randy B
6:30 Cry Pretty (int) w/ Michael M

THURSDAY

7    
DJ: John  
6:30 Line Dance Pro L
6:45 Beginning Two-Step w/ Sheila B
6:45 Intermediate Two-Step  w/ Charles M
7:30 Stripes (beg+) w/ Sheila B
7:30 Nothing But You (int+) w/ Michael M
 
14    
DJ: Dan  
6:30 Line Dance Pro L
6:45 Beginning Two-Step w/ John B
6:45 Intermediate Two-Step w/ Ron M
7:30 Crossing The Border (beg+) w/ John B
7:30 Lay Low (int) w/ Sheila M
 
21    
DJ: Robert  
6:30 Line Dance Pro L
6:45 Beginning Two-Step w/ Crispin B
6:45 Intermediate Two-Step w/ Kirk M
7:30 DHSS (beg) w/ Ingu B
7:30 Groovy Love (int) w/ Michael M
 
28    
DJ: John  
6:30 Line Dance Pro L
6:45 Beginning Two-Step w/ Rob O B
6:45 Intermed Waltz w/ Ron M
7:30 Easy On The Eyes (beg) w/ Randy B
7:30 London (adv) w/ Michael M
 
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