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.
September 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.
Black & Blue Ball
Sunday, September 26
We celebrate Leather Pride week with a post-Folsom Street Fair party. If leather is not your style, don't despair! While leather, gear, and fetish wear is certainly welcome and encouraged, you can simply dress in black and/or blue. Or not, it's up to you. We'll still have a regular night of lessons and dancing.
Marianne B's Birthday Celebration
Sunday, October 3
Sundance supporter and regular dancer Marianne Bertucelli is hosting her birthday party at Sundance Saloon on October 3, and she is covering everyone's admission on that night. Come and help her celebrate! (This also happens to be Erika Hempel's last night of dancing at Sundance Saloon before she moves away.)
We'll have an otherwise normal night of dancing with lessons, including a special intermediate west coast swing workshop with Michelle Kinkaid. [Vax and masks required.] Note that there is no country-western dancing planned for the Castro Street Fair this year, which normally takes place on the first Sunday of October.
Int West Coast Swing Workshop
with Michelle Kinkaid
Sunday, October 3 • 5:15–6:15 pm
Four-time US Open Swing Dance Champion Michelle Kinkaid teaches a special workshop at Sundance Saloon for intermediate West Coast Swing dancers! This is a free drop-in class at 5:15 pm, with no advance registration required. Please be familiar with WCS basics such as underarm turns and 8-count whips. (We are working on opportunities for beginning WCS later in the month.)
In addition, Michelle is offering a limited number of 10-minute "mini-private" lessons between 6:30 and 8:00 pm, when you can have her all to yourself. Reservations are required, and there is a nominal $10 fee. Mini-private info and registration.
Line Dance Pro
Thursdays: 6:30-8:00 pm
Most Sundays 5:00-6:30 pm
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.