San Francisco's LGBT+
Country-Western Dance Weekend
November 1 – 4, 2018
4 Nights of Dancing
Nov. 1 • Kick-Off Dance Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Nov 2 • Welcome Dance
Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Nov 3 • HOEDOWN 2018
Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Nov 4 • Stompede Ball
Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld
Sundance Stompede: 4 Nights of Dancing!
Thursday, November 1 • 6:30–11:00 pm Sundance Saloon • 550 Barneveld Ave., San Francisco map
Get a head start on the weekend with the Kick-Off Dance at Sundance Saloon. Beginning two-step lesson and advanced waltz lesson 7:00–7:40, line dance lesson 7:40–8:00, and then open dancing until closing. And in the Cocoa Room, west coast swing dancing with Johnny Quarto-vonTivadar 8:00 pm until closing.
$12 admission at the door.
21+ w/ ID
Friday, November 2 • 7:30 pm – 1:00 am Golden Gateway Holiday Inn • 1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco map
Welcome to San Francisco! Get ready for a magical night with our huge dance party at the host hotel, the Golden Gateway Holiday Inn. We'll have some exhibition performances early in the evening. Then wander among three different rooms of dancing: our usual mix of country-western dancing in the Ballroom (7:30 pm-1:00 am), line dancing in the Gold Rush Room (9:00 pm-midnight) and west coast swing in the Redwood Room (9:00 pm-late). $35 admission at the door.
Saturday, November 3 • 7:30 pm - 1:00 am The Regency Center • 1300 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco map
The 21st annual LGBT+ gala benefit country-western dance, the largest annual event of its kind anywhere! Exhibition dance performances, entertainment, country-western dancing in two rooms of the gorgeous Regency Center, with hundreds of cowfolks from all over the country and beyond. Plus fundraising with silent auction and raffle to benefit the PRC, Q Foundation, and Sundance Association.
$60 admission at the door.
$50 in advance.
Advance single-event tickets for Hoedown 2018 will be available in October, 2018.
Sunday, November 4 • 5:00 – 11:00 pm Sundance Saloon • 550 Barneveld Ave., San Francisco map
Sunday is always a huge night out in San Francisco! You'll get so caught up in the energy, you'll forget all about your aching feet 'til you limp out the door at the end. From 5:00 to 7:00 pm we'll have a two-hour line dance marathon, while in the Cocoa Room it's beginning two-step and shadow dance lessons. Then it's open country-western dancing until 11:00 pm, taking time out for a Pat-and-Chris (a.k.a. Jack-and-Jill) dance contest. The Cocoa Room features line dancing and west coast swing.
$12 admission at the door
21+ w/ ID
Friday • 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Saturday • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Golden Gateway Holiday Inn
Lessons in up to five rooms simultaneously, for all levels from beginning to advanced.
Exhibition dance troupes perform at the
Friday and Saturday night dances.
Including the Barbary Coast Cloggers, Clogging Express, LA Wranglers, Manhattan Prairie Dogs, Neon Mavericks, Phoenix Heatwave, Photon, Sundance Bandits, Vima Vice Squad
And Much More!
VIP Welcome Social
Sunday Brunch ... and more!
Advance registration ended on October 8. You can still purchase a full weekend registration upon arrival for $169. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
You can also purchase admission to individual events at the door. Discounted advance tickets are available only for the Saturday night Hoedown. The Sunday brunch is also available to purchase in advance, separately from registration.
Host Hotel Golden Gateway Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
The deadline has passed to reserve rooms through the Sundance Stompede at the group rate. However, there may be rooms available at a reasonable rate booked directly with the hotel. We also have some information about room-share opportunities and alternate accommodations.
We can't do this without you!
The Sundance Stompede requires an army of volunteers, and we'd love to have your help! Vounteering is FUN and gives you the satisfaction of helping to create this magical weekend.
Most positions require no previous experience or training. Volunteers receive free admission to the event they are volunteering for, or an entire weekend pass with any four or more shifts.
Hoedown 2018 Ticket Info Saturday, November 3 • 7:30 pm – 1:00 am
Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness, S.F.
At Sundance Saloon (550 Barneveld Ave., S.F. Sundays and Thursdays) until Oct. 28.
NOTE: Hoedown 2018 is included with your full-weekend Sundance Stompede registration. If you have a StompedePass you do not need to purchase a separate ticket.
purchase on-line here
Dance Workshop Schedules Premium Workshop Sign-Up Available
We have our dance workshop schedule posted. You can start planning your weekend now! (Workshop details are subject to change, of course.) We've also posted the line dances that will be taught, with step sheets and videos.
Premium workshops are now available for sign-ups!
Win an RSVP Cruise!
Win an oceanview cabin on RSVP’s Caribbean cruise, sailing February 10-17, 2019, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale and visiting Punta Cana, San Juan, St. Maarten, and Half Moon Cay, 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 November 3, 2018 at the Sundance Stompede. Winner need not be present to win. Proceeds benefit the beneficiaries of the Sundance Stompede.
Pre-Stompede Dinner & Dessert
For early arrivals, or anyone wanting to get a head start on the weekend – join us for dinner and/or dessert in the Castro on Wednesday night, October 31. Yes, it's Halloween, and the neighborhood should be quite festive!
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