Sundance Saloon

Two-steppin' & line dancing
every Sunday and Thursday

Sundance Saloon

CW dancing for the LGBT community + friends.
The most joyous venue in San Francisco.
Always featuring beginning lessons.

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

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Sundance Saloon is a project of the nonprofit
Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing.

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Give Out Day

Give Out Day Is Here
May 1–30, 2024

Please donate just $10 now.
Help Sundance win $10,000!

Give Out Day, the annual national day of giving for the LGBTQ community, sponsored by the Horizons Foundation, arrives early this year. How does it work? We just need you and as many friends as you can muster to donate $10 each between May 1 and May 30 through our dedicated Give OUT Day platform.

Sundance keeps all the funds raised, but more importantly, there are "leaderboard" prizes awarded to the nonprofits with the largest number of unique donors. Help us retain our first-place standing from last year and earn a grant of $10,000 from the Horizons Foundation.


Michelle Kinkaid

Intermediate WCS w/ Michelle Kinkaid
May 26 • June 2
Sundance Saloon • Loft

Michelle Kinkaid continues to lead special one-hour intermediate West Coast Swing workshops at Sundance Saloon on the next two Sundays, starting at 5:30 pm! These are stand-alone workshops: sign up for one or all! You should already be proficient with basic moves, including left side pass, underarm pass, and 8-count whip. The fee is $10 for each workshop. Space is limited. Register in advance for each workshop separately.

In addition, Michelle will hold mini-private lessons between 7:00 and 8:30 on each of these nights. You can have Michelle all to yourself for 10 minutes to review either west coast swing or night club two-step! $10 fee. Register for mini-privates here: May 26June 2.

line dancing at Sundance Saloon

Spring Round-Up
Sunday, May 26
Sundance Saloon

Our annual kick-off to the summer is back, more or less. No BBQ this year, but we will reintroduce our Memorial Day weekend line dance extravaganza, with a line dance marathon in the main room from opening at 5:00 pm until 7:15 pm! Come ready with your requests. (We will include a smattering of "line dance pro" dances in the mix, weighted towards earlier in the evening.)

We'll still have beginning two-step and line dance lessons, moved to the back room on this night. Regular open dancing starts at 7:15.

birthday cupcake

June Birthday Dance
Sunday, June 2
Sundance Saloon

On the first Sunday of each month, we celebrate the birthdays of everyone who has a birthday during that month. One dance is designated when we invite the birthday folks to the dance floor, and everyone gets a chance to take turns dancing with them. We also provide cake (well, actually a wonderful assortment of gourmet cupcakes)!

If your birthday is in June, we'll see you on Sunday, June 2!

Reunion Night

Reunion Night
Sunday, June 9
Sundance Saloon

How long has it been since you've been to Sundance Saloon. Months? Years? You are still a part of our community, and we're having a special night for you! Come on down to Sundance Saloon for our Reunion Night and catch up with old friends, and maybe even make some new ones. Not able to dance? That's OK – come anyway, hang out, and enjoy the club and our company. It'll be great to see you. We'll have name tags for everyone so we can all remember the names we've forgotten.

Sundance at SF Pride

Sundance SF Pride Weekend
4 consecutive days: June 27–30, 2024

We're going all out for this year's SF Pride weekend, when we'll have four consecutive days of dancing! Mark your calendars and tell your friends now.

  • Kick-off Dance. Thursday, June 27 • 6:30–10:30 pm. Sundance Saloon. Our usual Thursday night dance. Lessons 6:45–8:00. Admission $10. 21+
  • Sundance Pride Hoedown. Friday, June 28 • 7:30–11:00 pm. Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd St. Our fabulous Pride dance in a gorgeous historical building with hardwood floor. Lessons 7:30–8:30. Admission $25 / $15 in advance. 21+. 
  • Pride Line Dance Corral. Saturday, June 29 • 1:00–4:30 pm. SF Pride Civic Center Festival (Grove near Larkin). New event with a line dance focus. Novice lessons throughout the afternoon.
  • Sundance Pride CW Dance Corral. Sunday, June 30 • 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. SF Pride Civic Center Festival. The big finale – the official Sundance SF Pride Dance. Novice lessons throughout the afternoon.

More details and information to come.

Sundance Swing at Sundance Saloon

New! Sundance Swing!
Thursdays • 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Sundance Saloon • Loft

On Thursdays Sundance Saloon presents open non-stop West Coast Swing dancing in the Loft from 6:30 to 8:00 pm! You can dance to a mix of country and non-country music (no lessons - just dancing). And of course, this project being part of Sundance Saloon, we cater to the LGBTQ community, but all are welcome. We'll have our usual mix of two-step and line dance lessons downstairs during this time.

Our plan is to continue Sundance Swing weekly through May, and then assess how it is doing to see if we'll continue it after that.

Volunteers at 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've been running a volunteer deficit ever since our post-Covid reopening. If you have not volunteered in the past, this is a great time to think about stepping in. You can become an integral part of what makes Sundance so special.

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

Sundance Saloon

Supporting Sundance

As an all-volunteer, member- and community-supported organization, the Sundance Association depends on your support to keep thriving. The pandemic 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.
  • Remember Sundance in your estate planning.
  • Volunteer!
  • Social media! Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram. Share our posts. Share your own posts. Review us on Google, Yelp, Facebook, and Tripadvisor.

MONTHLY SCHEDULE

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

MAY 2024

SUNDAY

     
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 GLOW NIGHT  
DJ: Dan  
5:30 Intermediate Two-Step w/ Ron B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step* w/ Ingu M
6:30 Outlaw (beg) w/ Vince B
6:30 Austin (low int) w/ Michael - NEW! M
 
 
12    
DJ: Ingu  
5:00 Line Dance Pro [lesson at 5:15] B
5:30 Beginning Two-Step* w/ Ron M
6:30 Jerusalema (beg) w/ Sheila B
6:30 Austin (low int) w/ Vince M
 
 
19    
DJ: John  
5:00 Line Dance Pro [lesson at 5:15] B
5:30 Beg Two-Step / Waltz w/ Charles M
6:30 Long Shot (beg) w/ Randy B
6:30 Fly Away With Me (int) w Michael M
 
 
26 SPRING ROUND-UP  
DJ: Dan  
5:00 Line Dance Marathon until 7:15 pm M
5:30 Beginning Two-Step / Waltz w/ Randy B
6:30 Slap Leather (beg) w/ Sheila B
 
  *beginning-plus at 6:15 pm

THURSDAY

2    
DJ: John  
6:30 Sundance Swing [open WCS] L
6:45 Beginning Two-Step w/ Randy B
6:45 Intermediate Two-Step w/ Kirk M
7:30 Reggae Cowboy (beg) w/ Randy B
7:30 Tequila Snaps (int) w/ Sanjay M
 
9    
DJ: Dan  
6:30 Sundance Swing [open WCS] L
6:45 Beginning Two-Step w/ John B
6:45 Intermediate Two-Step w/ Ron M
7:30 Outlaw (beg) w/ Ingu B
7:30 Austin (low int) w/ Michael M
 
16    
DJ: Robert  
6:30 Sundance Swing [open WCS] L
6:45 Beginning Two-Step w/ Randy B
6:45 Intermediate Waltz w/ Charles M
7:30 Jerusalema (beg) w/ Randy B
7:30 Austin (low int) w Sanjay M
 
23    
DJ: John  
6:30 Sundance Swing [open WCS] L
6:45 Beginning Two-Step w/ Sheila B
6:45 Intermediate Waltz w/ Kirk M
7:30 Long Shot (beg) w/ Sheila B
7:30 Fly Away With Me (int) w/ Michael M
 
30 GIVE OUT DAY  
DJ: Dan  
6:30 Sundance Swing [open WCS] L
6:45 Beginning Two-Step w/ Rob O B
6:45 Intermediate Two-Step w/ Ron M
7:30 Slap Leather (beg) w/ Ingu B
7:30 Georgia Winder (int) w/ Sheila M
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