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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: Saturday Aug 30
Monthly Saturday (next: August 30 in iieu of Sept 6): 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Weekly Tuesday (except September 30): 6:30 - 11:00 pm

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

Beatbox Country• Saturday, August 30: Our monthly Saturday night dance at Beatbox, usually on the first Saturday of the month, moves up a week this coming month for the Labor Day weekend. 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 (except 9/30). Country-western dancing continues Tuesday nights at Beatbox! This night has slight increased focus on line dancing, but there is still plenty of couples' dancing to please everyone. Open 6:30 - 11 pm, beginning two-step lesson at 7:00, line dance lesson at 7:30. $6 admission

Tuesday night September line dance lesson schedule:
9/2 = Hole In The Wall (int)
9/9 = Tulane (int) - NEW!
9/16 = Tulane (int)
9/23 = Honky Tonk Twist (int)
9/30 *no Beatbox Country*

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

Our weekly West Coast Swing event continues at Sundance Saloon! Blue Moon Swing, directed by Johnny Quarto-vonTivadar, takes 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.

Sundance SaloonSummer Round-Up at Sundance Saloon
Sunday, August 31
Extended hours: 5:00 - 11:00 pm

We celebrate Labor Day weekend with extended hours! Includes BBQ, line dance marathon, and the best country-western dancing in the world. Admission $5 as usual.

Rodeo Dances: Sacramento and Guerneville
Sacramento: Saturday, September 6
Guerneville: Saturday, September 13

Sierra Stampede Rodeo Play Day & Country Weekend: Not a full rodeo, but a day of practice events, with a dinner and country-western dancing under the stars by night. The dance features beginning two-step and line dance lessons 7:00-8:00 pm, then open dancing until midnight brought to you by Sundance Saloon. 2009 K Street (near 20th St.), Sacramento, next to Sidetrax. $15 admission.

Best Buck In The BayBest Buck In The Bay (Bay Area Rodeo): takes place September 12-14 at the Russian River. The rodeo itself is in Duncan Mills Saturday and Sunday. The Best Buckin' Ball is Saturday night, September 13, starting at 8:00 pm, in conjunction with Sundance Saloon. Buck's Rivermill, 4th and Mill, Guerneville. $10 admission. Drinks and food available!

Beginning-Plus West Coast Swing at Sundance Saloon
Sundays: September 7, 14, 21: 5:30-6:30 pm
Sundance Saloon: Cocoa Room

Johnny Quarto-vonTivadarIn this progressive series of three classes, instructor Johnny Quarto-vonTivadar will presume you know the basics of west coast swing and are ready to progress towards the intermediate level. This series is also recommended for intermediate-level dancers wishing to review and refine their basics. Prerequisites: proficiency with starter step, sugar push, left and right side pass, and whip.

The cost for the entire 3-week series is $16 payable in advance (or $20 if paying at the first lesson, space permitting).  Note that this is in addition to the regular admission charge each week at Sundance Saloon. No one will be turned away for lack of funds: if you are unable to afford the extra charge, please let us know. Attendance is limited to 24 people.

This series is not drop in: pre-registration is required
We have a new on-line system:

Questions may be addressed to:

The Sundance Stompede
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 ends September 25. Registration details at, along with much more information about the weekend.

RSVP Cruise Raffle to Benefit the Sundance Stompede
Cruise: RSVP 30th Anniversary Caribbean Cruise, February 8-15, 2015
Drawing: October 18, 2014 at the Sundance Stompede Hoedown 2014

Regal PrincessWin a balcony cabin on RSVP’s 30th Anniversary Caribbean cruise, sailing February 8-15, 2015 on the brand new Regal Princess. The cruise sails from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and visits Princess Cay, Cozumel and Grand Cayman, with all of RSVP's renowned activities and entertainment, including country-western dancing provided by Sundance Saloon!

Raffle tickets are $5 each, or five for $20, available at Sundance Saloon or by mail. Drawing to be held October 18, 2014 at the Sundance Stompede Hoedown 2014 dance. Winner need not be present to win. Proceeds benefit the beneficiaries of the Sundance Stompede: the AIDS Emergency Fund and Openhouse, providing services, housing and community for LGBT seniors. For more details, including purchasing tickets by mail order, see our cruise information page.

Sundance Saloon Volunteers Needed

Sundance Saloon volunteerDid 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