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Sundance Saloon

Two Nights!

THURSDAYS 6:30-10:30pm
with lessons 7:00-8:00pm
SUNDAYS 5:00-10:30pm
with lessons 5:30-7:15pm

550 Barneveld Avenue
San Francisco, California

Admission $5 • 21+ w/ ID

Sundance News

We remind you that:
You must be 21 or over to attend Sundance Saloon.
No outside drinks are allowed in the club.
Thank you for your cooperation.


Beatbox Country: Forgotten Classic Line Dances in April
First Saturday of the month (next: May 3): 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Every Tuesday: 6:30 - 11:00 pm

Beatbox, 314 11th St. at Folsom, San Francisco

Beatbox Country• Saturday, May 3: Our monthly Saturday night dance at Beatbox is now on the FIRST Saturday of the month. It's a fantastic space, with a gorgeous hardwood floor, awesome sound system, fully-stocked bar, and central location. 6:00 - 10:00 pm, with beginning lessons 6-7 pm. $8 admission.

Sundancers! Tuesday nights. Country-western dancing continues EVERY TUESDAY at Beatbox! This night has slight increased focus on line dancing, but there is still plenty of couples' dancing to please everyone. In April we'll review some new line dances as well as some old forgotten classics. 6:30 - 11 pm, beginning two-step lesson at 7:00, line dance lesson at 7:30. $6 admission

Tuesday night April line dance lesson schedule:
April 1 = So Done (int)
April 8 = Oil Can Slide (beg-int)
April 15 = Whiskey River (int)
April 22 = Dance Ranch Romp (int)
April 29 = Country Girl Shake (beg-int)

Sundancers!NEW! Blue Moon Swing at Sundance Saloon
Every Thursday: 7:45 - 10:30 pm (lessons 7:45 - 8:30 pm)
Sundance Saloon: Cocoa Room

We're excited to announce a new weekly West Coast Swing event at Sundance Saloon! Blue Moon Swing, directed by Johnny Quarto-vonTivadar, will take place every Thursday night in the Cocoa Room. West Coast Swing lessons from 7:45 to 8:30 pm, followed by open swing dancing -- all included with your regular Sundance Saloon admission.

Guest instructor Meredith Stead on Thursday, April 24! Advance registration required. See below for details.

Sundance Bandits: Bake Sale!
Sunday, April 20
Sundance Saloon

Sundance BanditsHelp the Sundance Bandits go to Denver! The Sundance Bandits are holding a bake sale at Sundance Saloon on Sunday, April 20. The group will raise money to perform at the big Mile High Hoedown IAGLCWDC Convention in Denver, May 22-25.

The Sundance Bandits are the hot performance troupe sponsored by Sundance Saloon. You've seen them perform at San Francisco Pride, the Sundance Stompede and last week at the Sundance Saloon anniversary party. Check out more information about the Bandits.

Guest Instructors at Sundance Saloon
Thursday, April 24
Intermediate two-step: 7:00 pm
Intermediate WCS: 7:45 pm
(advance registration starts 8:00 am April 19)
Sundance Saloon

Sara HilbrichGuest instructor Sara Hilbrich (Washington, DC) will teach a special intermediate-level two-step workshop starting promptly at 7:00 pm in the main room of Sundance Saloon. All are welcome, but please be on time! There is no additional fee for this workshop, and advance registration is not needed.


Meredith SteadGuest instructor Meredith Stead (New York) teaches an intermediate
west coast swing
workshop from 7:45 to 8:30 in the Cocoa Room. Because of the smaller size of the Cocoa Room, the class size will be limited for this workshop, and we will require advance registration. Advance registration will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, April 19 at Walk-up entry may be available, space permitting, but we advise you not to expect this. There is no additional fee for this workshop.

Fake I.D. Bonus Lesson
Sunday, April 27: 5:30-6:30pm bonus prep lesson; 6:30pm full lesson
Thursday, May 1: 6:30-7:00pm bonus lesson; 7:40pm full review lesson
Sundance Saloon

Sundance Saloon has introduced a fun new advanced-level line dance called Fake I.D. This dance was featured in the move Footloose and is popular throughout the country. Possibly the most challenging dance we have ever taught, we are adding additional bonus preparatory lessons that will go over the more challenging footwork and styling prior to the regular lesson on Sunday, Aoril 27 at 5:30 pm, and Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 pm.

Additional resources to help you prepare:
Fake I.D. step sheet
Demo video (dancing starts at 1:50)
Instructional video #1 (steps)
Instructional video #2 (styling)

The Sundance Stompede: Advance Registration is Open
October 16-19, 2014
San Francisco, California

Sundance StompedeThe Sundance Stompede is our huge annual country-western dance weekend for the LGBT community and its friends, with awesome dance parties, hours and hours of fantastic dance workshops, plus lots of extra touches to make your weekend another memorable one.

Highlights this year include:

Scooter LeeAnd this year we are excited to present country-western singer Scooter Lee, famous for line dance hits Dizzy and Honky Tonk Twist! She will appear for a special hour of music and dancing Saturday afternoon, along with an appearance at Saturday night's Hoedown!

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN at, along with much more information about the weekend.

Troy Dean WardlowSundance Saloon Promo Photo Shoot

Sundancers posed for resident photographer Troy Dean Wardlow for our annual Sundance Saloon Promo Photo Shoot. You can view a sampling of photos from the shoot on our photo gallery site. Please note that the gallery contains unprocessed medium-resolution photos only: information is provided about contacting Troy Dean for higher-quality and higher-resolution photos.

SundancerSundance Saloon Volunteers Needed

Did you know that Sundance Saloon is run entirely by volunteers? The managers, front door and coat-check staff, set-up crew, instructors, and DJs all donate their time to create this unique institution. It is the cumulative effort of dozens of volunteers that keep Sundance Saloon thriving and make it such a special place.

We are continuing to recruit new volunteers for the front door and coat-check, especially those who can commit to serving one hour a month on Sundays. If you can help us out, contact