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Sundance Saloon is a project of the nonprofit
Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing.
25th Anniversary Party! Sunday, April 16
Mark your calendars now! This is a big one! Sundance Saloon celebrates its 25th anniversary on Sunday, April 16.
In 1998 we opened our doors as an experiment in the back room of the Pleasuredome club at 174 King Street, never imagining that Sundance Saloon would become a world-renowned institution in the LGBT+ community, still going strong a quarter of a century later. Of course we'll take a moment to honor the hundreds of volunteers, donors, and other contributors over the years.
We'll have some special performances, a special cake, and most importantly, YOU – and all who helped build this special community. FREE ADMISSION!
West Coast Swing w/ Michelle Kinkaid
Sunday, March 26 • Int 6:15 pm • mini-privates 7:30 pm
Sundance Saloon • Loft
Four-time US Open Swing Dance Champion Michelle Kinkaid teaches a intermediate West Coast Swing at Sundance Saloon. The workshop on March 26 concludes a 3-week series, but intermediate followers can join in as a stand-alone workshop. Please be familiar with WCS basics such as underarm turns and 8-count whips. $10; register in advance.
In addition, Michelle will offer 10-minute "mini-private" lessons when you can have Michelle all to yourself! It is amazing what you can learn in this amount of time one-on-one with Michelle. All levels welcome. $10.
On March 5 we held a community meeting to provide some overview of responding to emergencies, including fire, earthquake, medical emergencies, and active shooters, with a focus on the latter. We discussed responses specific to Sundance Saloon, as well basic principles easily transferrable to any location. For your benefit, we provide a list of primary materials with links that duplicate all of the information presented at the meeting.
Sundance Stompede November 9–12, 2023
Advance Registration Is Open
The Sundance Stompede, our huge four-day LGBT+ country-western dance weekend, features four nights of incredible dance parties, three days of equally amazing dance workshops, and much more, attracting hundreds of folks from all over North America and beyond. This is truly an event not to be missed.
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 Volunteers Needed
Please help us! 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 has never been more true. We are currenty signing up folks for Sunday shifts April through June, and we have an acute shortage of volunteers every week. If you have not volunteered in the past, this is a great time to think about stepping in.
Our needs at Sundance Saloon include set-up, front door, and coat-check. Shifts are generally one hour. No experience necessary.
As an all-volunteer, member- and community-supported organization, the Sundance Association depends on your support to keep thriving. The pandemic has put an extra burden on our finances, and our needs are never-ending. There are many ways to help us, and not all of them involve monetary contributions:
Become a member of the Sundance Association by pledging an annual tax-deductible donation.
Come on down! Support us just by showing up.
Introduce someone new to Sundance Saloon.
Use our coat-check on Sundays.
Put a dollar or two in one of our tip jars.
See if your company offers matching donations or grants for volunteer time served.