Sundance Saloon Reopening

Sundance In The Park

Last updated 8/31/21.
Our prodecures and policies may change at any time.

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Woo hoo! Sundance Saloon has reopened for two-stepping and line dancing every Thursday and Sunday. Lessons are included with the $7 admission.

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

We have esssentially returned 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 at the start and end of the night.

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

  • 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

THURSDAY SCHEDULE

  • 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

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.

VACCINATION

For at least through September, 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 info@sundancesaloon.org. Do NOT send us your ID in advance.

Send us your vaccination 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 at the bottom of this email to securely upload your files. If you don't receive this email, contact info@sundancesaloon.org.

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.

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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.)

OTHER SAFETY MEASURES

Masks: Bring a mask! The City and County of San Francisco has mandated that masks must be worn indoors in a public setting regardless of vaccination status. Bandanas, single-layer gaiters, and valved masks are not allowed. Masks are not required while outside, except while interacting with our front door staff. Our Sundance Saloon branded masks are particularly comfortable! We have these for sale at Sundance Saloon, and we 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 open doors, floor fans, and roof exhaust fans. 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. We monitor the CO2 level in the club, which ranges from 450 to 600 on Thursdays, and 450 to 700 on Sundays. Outside air is 400, and under 800 is considered very good. (A typical bar is 1200, and a typical nightclub is 2000.) CO2 is a standard measure of ventilation.

Hand sanitizer. We 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.

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

NEW! Outdoor patio: We have activated the area in front of the building which has been remodeled into a comfortable patio area, for socializing and even dancing! You can bring your drink into this area. Masks are not required while outside, though still recommended.


Attendee Advice

Check-in may be slow. Please be patient! Spread out the line and keep your mask on for check-in. Have your photo ID ready, and your vaccination documentation (if we don't have this already)I

For faster check-in, upload your vaccination documentation at least one full day before the event. See above for details.

The club has advised us that all bags are subject to inspection. This policy applies to all of the events that the club hosts and helps keep us safe.

Bring layers to wear. With all of the doors open, the club may get cold. Or, you may decide to spend some time in the outside patio area.

Don't forget your mask. Please note that bandanas, single-layer gaiters, and valved masks are not substitutes for a well-fitting mask.

Remember: no outside drinks or beverage containers are permitted in the club, including water.

Pick up a free 22nd Anniversary Sundance Saloon pen (never issued from April, 2020) and a free Sundance Saloon personal hand sanitizer (while they last).

We are accepting comp passes that have an expiration date of 2019 or later.

And of course, if you have any symptoms or recent exposure or positive test, please stay home!

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