Sundance In The Park

Sundance In The Park

Our Covid-19 policies are evolving. See below for details.
The separate MOU form is no longer required.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Partner dancing will be allowed between attendees who are fully vaccinated for Covid-19. We are collecting voluntary vaccination status information during the registration process. You do not need to be vaccinated or reveal your status to participate in this event.

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Registration opens at 12:00 noon on Monday.

Sundance on the Pier
Cruise Terminal Plaza, Pier 27

Sundance in the Grove
Stern Grove

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Introduction

Sundance presents safe outdoor line dancing – and now including limited partner dancing! On Saturdays we are in Stern Grove from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, with up to 21 participants. On Thursdays we are at the Cruise Terminal Plaza from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, where we can accommodate up to 24 participants.

A special message for new folks: We are a primarily LGBT organization, but all are welcome to attend. If you are new, you'll have a better time if you are familiar with at least a few of the line dances that we do. We do not offer lessons at these events. We have live-streaming online and in-person lessons every Sunday, and all the lessons from the past year are archived for your review. Thursday is the better choice for beginners, as there is more space for everyone.

You must be pre-registered to participate. Please don't show up without a reservation. Walk-ups are accepted only if we are not sold out.

Our Covid-19 precautions are being revised! You must agree to our rules regarding masks and social distancing. Masks are still required, with one exception: at Sundance On The Pier while line dancing separated by 12 feet. You will need to answer questions about Covid symptoms and exposure when you register. A separate "memorandum of understanding" is no longer required.

Partner dancing will be permitted between attendees who are fully vaccinated for Covid-19. We plan to start with one or two partner dances per half hour. We will ask about your Covid-19 vaccination status during registration, but you do not have to be vaccinated to participate in our activities, nor are you required to reveal your status.


Thursday On The Pier
Thursdays • new hours: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Cruise Terminal Plaza, Pier 27

Sundance On The Pier

SPECIAL EVENT MAY 20: BAYOU BAY BOOGIE

We're having a special New Orleans-themed party, to include filming of our dancing for an upcoming music video to the woman-meets-woman song, Boogie On The Bayou, by local band, Bad Ass Boots. We need a mix of men and women to participate. 

  • Learn the beginner-plus-level line dance "Bayou Bay Boogie" (choreographer Max Perry) to participate in the filming (about 6:45 to 7:15 pm). Video lessonstep sheet
  • Wear festive Mardi Gras attire (think purple, gold, green, and shiny ... and beads, masks, and feathers).

LOCATION AND PARKING

We are on the large plaza next to San Francisco's new cruise terminal at Pier 27, on The Embarcadero, near Lombard and Battery Streets. map

PARKING: There is lots of free and low-cost metered street parking nearby. Completely free parking is limited to 2 hours until 9 pm. Metered parking is either free or 50 cents per hour after 6 pm, and around $3 per hour prior to 6 pm. Check our street parking map for more details. [The area is currently poorly served by MUNI and BART due to Covid. The closest MUNI lines are 1, 8 and 49. The closest BART station is Embarcadero. However, the F-line streetcar the runs along the Embarcadero will return beginning May 15.]

RESTROOMS: There are no restrooms in the vicinity, so plan accordingly! There are public restrooms available at Pier 39, but the hours of operation may be curtailed. We will have some of these ingenious products available for emergency use.

LAYOUT

We are dancing in a coned-off section of the plaza. The surface is essentially the same as a generally smooth sidewalk.

We have three rows of up to eight dancers. The cones along the front and sides are spaced 12 feet apart. You should line up between the cones arranged at the front and sides of our dance area. (Front is towards the City.)

You may store bags along the back wall and benches, but please do not utilize the areas dedicated to registration, the sound system, or the DJ.


Saturday In The Grove
Saturdays • 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Stern Grove

Sundance In The Grove

LOCATION AND PARKING

We are on the stage of the concert meadow in Stern Grove, San Francisco. The main entrance to the park is at Sloat Blvd & 19th Ave. There are many other trail access points from Wawona St. or Vale Ave. map

PARKING: While there is limited parking inside the park (Stern Grove Entry Rd. or Vale Ave.), it may be full on a weekend. There is ample parking along Sloat Blvd., 19th Ave., or Wawona St. It's about a 1/4-mile walk down to the meadow from Sloat & 19th (follow the green paths on the map). [MUNI line 28; line M is nearby.]

RESTROOMS: There are restrooms at the Trocadero Clubhouse on the other side of the Entry Road parking lot. 

LAYOUT

The stage in Stern Grove has an excellent flat wood floor. We have three rows of seven dancers. The cones along the front and sides are spaced 10-11 feet apart and will help you maintain your distancing. You should line up between the cones.

You may store bags along the back wall or sides of the stage.


Register For Sundance In The Park


Registration opens at 12:00 noon on Monday.

Sundance on the Pier
Cruise Terminal Plaza, Pier 27

Sundance in the Grove
Stern Grove

 

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• If we're sold out, you can put yourself on the waiting list. If we can't accommodate you, you'll be given priority for the following week.

• In case of cancellation due to weather or poor air quality, registered folks will have the first opportunity to sign up for the following week, and the waiting list will also be transferred to the following week.


MOU Form

The "memorandum of understanding" form is not longer needed. You will attest to agreeing to our Covid protocols during the registration process.

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