Sundance Stompede

San Francisco's LGBT+
Country-Western Dance Weekend
October 19–22, 2017


Mark your calendars now!
November 1–4, 2018
October 31 – November 3, 2019
September 3–6, 2020
The 2020 Stompede will host the convention of the IAGLCWDC.


Check out our photos and videos
from the 2017 Stompede, with more to come!

If you have any videos to share,
please e-mail us the YouTube link,
or send the video to us directly.


We have a green plaid shirt, and
a set of three animal onesies.

More lost and found info here
including photos and how to claim items.


Thanks to all who participated!
We raised $9000 with this campaign!


You can view our post-event newsletter here.


Sundance Stompede

The 20th Anniversary
Hoedown 2017

Saturday, October 21
7:30 pm – 1:00 am
Regency Center
1300 Van Ness Ave.

It's the 20th anniversary of this gala benefit country-western dance! 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 AIDS Emergency Fund, Center for Immigrant Protection, and Sundance Association.

Ty Herndon

Presenting special guest star TY HERNDON, Grammy-nominated country recording artist with 20 Billboard-charted singles and three #1 hits.

Advance single-event tickets for Hoedown 2017 are available on-line and at retail locations.

Sundance Saloon

Kick-Off Dance

Thursday, October 19
6:30 – 11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon
550 Barneveld Ave.

Stompede dancers

Welcome Dance

Friday, October 20
7:30 pm – 1:00 am
Golden Gateway Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave.

Stompede dancers

Stompede Ball

Sunday, October 22
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon
550 Barneveld Ave.

Stompede Workshop

Dance Workshops

Friday1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Golden Gateway Holiday Inn

Waltzing: Hoedown 2016

Line Dancing: Stompede Ball

Why You Should Come ...


Advance registration for the Sundance Stompede ended on September 30. You can still purchase a full weekend registration on-site at the Stompede. You can also purchase individual ticket admissions to each night-time dance separately at the door, as well as day passes for the workshops.

Ty Herndon

Individual events tickets for the Saturday night Hoedown are now available on-line until Friday, October 20. Advance tickets are $50 and will also be available at retail locations beginning September 1: Sundance Saloon (550 Barneveld Avenue, San Francisco) and Rock Hard (518 Castro Street, San Francisco.

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.

We still have a few CRITICAL SHIFTS to fill on Saturday night, plus many other shifts throughout the weekend.

Check out our volunteer sign-up information, and sign up for a shift today!

Scott Schrank and Rick Dominguez have choreographed a line dance to one of the songs Ty Herndon will be singing Saturday night. We will be teaching this dance on Friday afternoon (2:15 pm) with a review during the lunch break on Saturday (12:30 pm). We're adding a special twist which will be revealed at the lesson.

Although the line dance is billed as "intermediate," some may find it challenging. It is a 32-count phrased dance with a restart, tag and an ending.

(11-8-17) The Matching Donation Campaign is closed to new donations.

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Stompede, and your contribution will be DOUBLED, up to a total of $6000 in contributions.

The Sundance Stompede is, at its heart, a benefit event for local San Francisco charitable organizations. 100% of your donation in this campaign will directly benefit the Center for Immigrant Protection, PRC/AIDS Emergency Fund, and the Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing. We are living in desperate times, and your support is more vital than ever.

Please visit our dedicated webpage for contributions to the Matching Donation Campaign.

New this year! We will have stickers folks can attach to their registration badges to indicate the pronoun(s) they use. These are entirely optional, available to those who would like to wear them, but important for everyone to be aware of. Here's more info specifically about the pronoun stickers, and here's some background info about using correct pronouns.

PARKING AT THE HOLIDAY INN. Parking around the hotel can be extremely difficult weekdays and on Saturday. Please remember that during these times street parking is limited to one or two hours - you cannot simply continue to feed the meter beyond this limit without risking a ticket. Hotel guests park for $30 a day, and receive in-and-out privileges. Others may park at the hotel for $15 up to 5 hours, with no in-and-out. Validate your parking ticket at the Stompede registration desk.

SHUTTLE BUS INFORMATION. We are pleased to offer bus service for Stompede registrants between the Holiday Inn and Sundance Saloon on Thursday and Sunday nights, with service approximately every half hour, subject to the whims of San Francisco traffic. Note also that California law requires that we give our drivers a break. We have attempted to time these breaks to minimize any inconvenience. Please see the full bus schedule to avoid surprises.

PUBLIC TRANSIT. The Holiday Inn and Regency Center are served by MUNI bus north-south lines 19, 47 and 49; and east-west lines 1, 2, and 3 (with the 38 not too far away). These lines all pass near BART stations. And the hotel is located at the terminus of the California Street cable car line.

Win an oceanview cabin on RSVP’s Caribbean cruise, sailing February 11-18, 2018, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale and visiting St. Thomas, Amber Cove, and Half Moon Cay, with all of RSVP's renowned activities and entertainment, including country-western dancing provided by Sundance Saloon! Check out this fun video of our beginner dance lessons and dancing from our recent Alaska cruise with RSVP.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, or five for $20, available at Sundance Saloon or by mail. Drawing to be held October 21, 2017 at the Sundance Stompede. Winner need not be present to win. Proceeds benefit the beneficiaries of the Sundance Stompede. More info ...


The Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing



RSVP Vacations



Nelson Construction



San Francisco Police Officers Association     Mr. S. Leather



ZGO Perfumery     Emerald City Hoedown



The Regency Center     Best Beverage Catering



Active NutritionAldea Home + BabyApril FolliesBeach Blanket BabylonBernie's Coffee • Bob Hackney • Borderlands Books and CaféBulldog TattooCanela Bistro • Cannon Hukins • Charles Zukow AssociatesChloe's CaféChow RestaurantCliff's VarietyContigo Kitchen + Cava Core40Cove Café • D. Edward Zimmerman • D&H JewelersDandelion Chocolate • Danielle Bowden • Dave Hayes • DC OutDelfina RestaurantDoes Your Mother Know?Dog Eared Books • Ed Brophy, CMT • Fitness SFGarçon Restaurant • Glennon Sutter • Good VibrationsHanke & Co.Harvey's Restaurant BarHearth Coffee RoastersHoedown In The DunesHot CookieIAGLCWDC • Ingu Yun • Jorge Hernandez, CMTKabuki Springs & SpaKasa Indian RestaurantLa MéditerranéeLight On Your FeetThe Little ChihuahuaLittle Star PizzaLocal TakeM SpaThe Marsh TheatreMichael Bruno LuggageMudpuppy's Tub & ScrubNASSPDANew Conservatory TheaterODC Dance CommonsOrphan Andy's RestaurantPatxi's Chicago PizzaPeet's Coffee and TeaPhilz Coffee (Castro)PhotoworksPoesia RestaurantR3 Hotel, Guerneville • Randy Pocius • Rock HardScott Johnson, RealtorSF Playhouse • Sheila Schlcht • SHN TheatresSkin On MarketSoulCycle CastroSpike's Coffees and TeasSteve Carter, CMTStarbucks (Castro) • Steve Wissing • Sui GenerisSuper Duper BurgersTen Tigers Body PiercingTexas RoseTheatre RhinocerosToast Eatery • Tomás • Troy Dean Wardlow • Vera Nokham • Village PizzeriaWest of Pecos RestaurantWooden Table Baking, Co.

(117 as of 10-22-17)

Larry Abacan • Vic Abrahams • Michael Acree • Jeff Andre • Scott Andrews • John Antoun • Shin Aoki • Arthur Baca • David Bahl • Roy Amog Baja • Adam Barrett • Peter Baty • Bethany Block • JD Brooks • Donald Burg • William Butterfras • Fong Chau • Reuben Chong • Jed Clark • James Corbett • Richard Criley • Randy Davis • Sanjay Devdas • Mel DeVore • Reginald Dugard • Matt Ellinger • Mark Ellis • Paul Ellmore • Karin Ericsson • Mark Evans • Patrick Fanizzi • Terry Felts • Rosario Fernandes • Paul Foster • Bruce Friedberg • Robert Friedman • Charles Fusco • Fernando Garcia • Edwin Goei • Kevin Grenon • David Grubbe • John Guagenti • Brian Hanson • Wilson Hardcastle • Dave Hayes • Kevin Hill • Ming Ho • Crispin Hollings • John Huebler • Cannon Hukins • Fred Hutto • Phi Huynh • Frank Ift • Ron Jenkins • Steve Kaye • Kelly Kittell • Martin Kooi • Gary Ku • Tony Labella • Jar Larsen • John Legge • S Lipsky • Warren Longmire • Kurt Lunz • Keith Macaluso • Rob Maier • Keith Manning • Jose Martinez • Jackson McKiee • Ken Mierow • Bill Mills • Michael Minarik • Dinyar Mistry • Christopher Moore • Adam Mosley • Robert Munzer • Alex Nellas • Vivien Neves • Mike Newman • Cuong Nguyen • Vera Nokham • Sheila O'Rourke • Skip Ober Miller • Rob Ollander-Krane • Tam Ongjoco • Anthony Palombit • Jhonny Patino • Joseph Patterson • Patti Patteson • Sylvain Pelletier • Mike Phillips • Randy Pocius • Thomas Porter • Nikki Raeburn • Chris Ramirez • Dirk Rapp • Allen Register • Marie Ribeiro • Cullen Ruff • Justin Sawyers • Kevin Shoemaker • Jan Stevenson • Jack Su • Liam Sullivan • Steve Sullivan • Marguerite Talley • Mario Torrigino • Jarek Trinh • William Turner • Anthony A Webb • Alan Westley • Thor Wilbanks • Steven Wissing • Clarence Wright • Ben Yokoyama • Eiki Yoshikawa • Ingu Yun

We are busy all year long! SUNDANCE SALOON presents country-western dancing with lessons every Sunday and Thursday at 550 Barneveld Ave., San Francisco. Admission just $5.

Some of our major special events coming up in 2017 include:

  • HALLOWEEN @ SUNDANCE SALOON: Sunday, October 29. Includes a costume contest with cash prizes. Lessons and open dancing as usual. Special event admission $8.
  • HOLIDAY BALL & TOY DRIVE @ SUNDANCE SALOON: Sunday, December 10. Our most festive special event of the year. Dance to your holiday and non-holiday favorites. Admission $8.
  • NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH SUNDANCE @ SOMARTS: Sunday, December 31. Join us as we dance our way into the new year with a midnight balloon drop, in a new contemporary South-of-Market location. Advance tickets $20-$25; $30 at the door.

More information about all of these events and more are at