Sundance Saloon Reopening

Sundance In The Park

Last updated 8/3/21.
We expect the information on this page to change between now and our August 8 reopening, so please check back for the latest news.

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Woo hoo! Sundance Saloon will reopen on Sunday, August 8, with a party to remember! We'll continue on Thursdays and Sundays after that, starting each event with lessons. Admission will be free the entire month of August, partially underwritten by generous donors. On reopening night we will also have a table set up to honor folks we've lost in the past 18 months, where you can leave an item to memorialize someone.


Sundance Saloon Schedule
Thursdays • 6:30 –10:30 pm
Sundays • 5:00 – 10:30 pm
550 Barneveld Ave. San Francisco

We are planning to return to our pre-pandemic format of lessons and dancing, with some modifications on Thursdays to expand our instruction offerings and give Thursdays a temporary slightly increased line dance focus.


  • 5:00 pm - Open. Partner dance warm-up (main room); line dance pro (back room except 1st Sunday of the month)
  • 5:30 pm - Beginning partner dance lesson (main room); intermediate partner dance lesson (back room 1st Sunday of the month)
  • 6:30 pm - Intermediate line dance lesson (main room); beginning line dance lesson (back room)
  • 7:15 pm - Open dancing
  • 10:30 pm - Close


  • 6:30 pm - Open. Line dance warm-up (main room)
  • 6:45 pm - Intermediate partner dance lesson (main room); beginning partner dance lesson (back room)
  • 7:30 pm - Intermediate line dance review (main room); beginning line dance lesson (back room)
  • 8:00 pm - Open dancing
  • 10:00 pm - Line dance mini-marathon
  • 10:30 pm - Close

There will be no charge for admission in August, which has been partially underwritten by some generous donors. If you wish to be a part of this effort, contact us for details.

Safety Policies and Protocols

Our policies and protocols related to Covid-19 are a constant work in progress. Our aim is to create as safe and comfortable an environment as we can, while acknowledging that it is impossible to eliminate risk completely. The following is subject to change.


For the month of August, Sundance Saloon will require attendees to be fully vaccinated for entry, with documentation. Fully-vaccinated means 14 days after your final vaccine dose. We will accept

You will also need to show us a photo ID. If the name on your vaccination and ID do not match, you should work this out with us in advance by contacting

Send us your documentation in advance for faster entry at Sundance Saloon. This is a two-step (!) process, for security purposes:

  • First, register here.
  • You will receive a confirmation email. Follow the instructions towards the end of this email to securely upload your files. If you don't receive this email, contact

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please upload your files at least one day prior to an event. Files uploaded on the same day of an event may not be processed in time for that evening. Please bring your proof of vaccination with you.

If you have already uploaded your vaccination documentation to participate in Sundance In The Park, we will still have this on file, and you do not need to upload it again.

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A message to our unvaccinated folks, or those who do not wish to state: We understand that our policies will mean that there are some members of our community who will not be able to attend Sundance Saloon at this time. We hope you understand that our policies were developed to try to create as safe and comfortable an environment as possible, while acknowledging that it is impossible to eliminate risk completely. We’re doing our best with a difficult situation. We are planning for these restrictions to be temporary, and we will continue to evaluate the situation. We welcome your feedback, and we assure you that you can provide comments to us safely, confidentially, and without judgement. (Please understand if we are unable to respond to everyone.)


Masks: Bring a mask! The City and County of San Francisco has mandated as of August 2 that masks must be worn indoors in a public setting regardless of vaccination status. In addition, we will ask folks to wear a mask when interacting with our front door staff, who may be located outside. We know this is a disappointment to some. It may be helpful to know that many of us have been dancing for a year outdoors with masks, and while not ideal, it's been perfectly manageable. Our Sundance Saloon branded masks are particularly comfortable! We will have these for sale at Sundance Saloon, and we'll also have free disposable masks for anyone who needs them. 

Screening: We will ask everyone to self-attest that they have no symptoms or recent exposure to Covid-19.

Ventilation We have five industrial-sized HEPA-13 air purifiers to add to the natural ventilation achieved through the club's roof fans and open doors. We estimate the airflow in the main ballroom will be the equivalent of at least 12-16 air exchanges per hour, or one complete turnover every 4 to 5 minutes.

Hand sanitizer. We will require hand sanitizer use upon entry, and there will be ample hand sanitizer available throughout the club. We do not plan to disinfect the club, but there will be disinfectant available should you wish to use some. We will also have touchless payment systems in place for entry, and we are working on a low-touch experience for the coat-check.

Contact tracing: We will ask everyone to provide contact information solely for the purposes of contact tracing should it be necessary.

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