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Emerald City Hoedown

Emerald City Hoedown
March 19-22, 2020
Seattle, WA

The Rain Country Dance Association presents four days of dancing, over 30 hours of dance workshops, and more! Advance registration is $119. The host hotel is the Renaissance Hotel ($158/night). More info: www.emeraldcityhoedown.com

 

April Follies

April Follies
April 25, 2020 
Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA

Largest and longest running annual queer partner dance competition and show in North America. Includes expanded country-western dance categories two-step, waltz, swing, and line dance. More info: www.aprilfollies.com.

 

Hoedown In The Dunes

Hoedown In The Dunes
May 15-17, 2020
Saugatuck/Douglas, MI

Three days of country dancing (including guest DJ Ingu), dance lessons, and exhibition performances in beautiful Saugatuck, Michigan. Host hotel: The Dunes Resort ($99+). Registration only $55 to $60. More info: www.hoedowninthedunes.com

 

DC OUT

DC OUT
May 21-24, 2020
Washington, DC

5th annual LGBT dance weekend in our nation's capital moves to Memorial Day weekend this year, featuring country-western dancing, line dancing and west coast swing. Registration $119 until March 31. Host hotel: Washington Hilton ($139).  More info: www.dc-out.com.

 

WWLA

Wrangler Weekend Los Angeles
July 17-19, 2020
Los Angeles, CA

The WWLA is L.A's LGBT-friendly country-western dance conference, with three days of dancing, workshops, entertainment, and more, now in its 9th year. Registration opens in January. New hotel this year, the Hilton Universal City Hotel. More info: www.thelawranglers.com/2020-wwla

 


Ongoing

 

The Barbary Coast Cloggers - Clogging Classes
Sundays, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Oberlin Dance Commons
351 Shotwell, San Francisco

The Barbary Coast Cloggers present lessons on Sunday afternoons, starting with beginning lessons at 3:30 and progressing to intermediate and advanced levels. The classes are fun and laid back with students of all ages and walks of life. Wear any leather-soled shoes (taps optional). No reservations necessary. $12 per class. Additional info: 415-552-2302, website

 

Dancing With The Queers - Ballroom and Latin Lessons
Sundays, 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Dancing with the Queers is a same-sex dance program focusing on International Style Ballroom and Latin dance. 4-week series in various dance styles begin on the first Sunday of the month. More info: website

 

OutWest LGBTQS Country Western Dance & Social
Third Saturday of the month, 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Wischemann Hall
465 Morris St., Sebastopol

Enjoy 2 Step, East & West Coast Swing, Waltz, Nightclub 2 Step, & Line Dancing in a friendly, fun, and inspiring dance space. Lessons 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Alcohol-free and frragrance-free. Usually the third Saturday of the month, but check the website for updated information. $10-15 sliding scale admission.

 

San Francisco Bay Area Queer Contra Dance
2nd Friday of the month, 8:00 - 11:00 pm
First Unitarian Church
685 14th St, Oakland

Contra dance is a traditional American social dance: a little bit folky, a little bit flirty, and whole lot of fun. Gender-free dancing, no partner necessary. $10 (or pay what you can). More info: website

 

SwingOut!
4th Saturday of the month, 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Gender-neutral West Coast Swing dance party, no partner necessary, beginners welcome. 7:00 pm: doors open, 7:30 pm: beginning and intermediate WCS Lessons (2 rooms), 8:30 pm: open dancing. $10-15 suggested donation. More info: facebook page

 

Texas Rose Monthly Queer Women's CW Dance
2nd Saturday of the month
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Monthly dance for queer women (trans-inclusive), usually the 2nd Saturday of the month. 6:30 pm beginner 2-step lesson; 7:15 pm lesson varies; 8:00 - 10:30 pm open dancing, and then social time afterwords until 11:00 pm. Great music, friendly community. Entrance $10, $5 with student ID. Free parking. More info: website

 

Trip the Light Fantastic
Monday and Tuesday evenings, Sunday afternoons
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Queer partner dance classes in a variety of dance styles: country, swing, salsa and ballroom, directed by 5-time North American Women's Same-Sex Ballroom Champion Zoe Balfour. Classes are presented as a 4-week series each month. $52 for 4 weeks. More info: website

 

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