The Sundance Stompede
Welcome to the Sundance Stompede, San Francisco's annual country-western dance weekend for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community and its friends. Join hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls as they dance their feet off and revel in each other's company, with a myriad of activities all weekend long. For many years the Sundance Stompede has been the largest and most celebrated LGBT event of its kind anywhere, and it's no secret why: the Stompede is not just about the dancing – it's about connectivity, friendship, and community.
This year we are proud to host the 27th annual convention of the International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country-Western Dance Clubs (IAGLCWDC). The IAGLCWDC coordinates the activities of its member clubs and serves as a central source of information about the gay and lesbian country-western dance scene. Its primary purpose is to promote country-western dancing, activities and music to all persons without regard to age, sex, gender or gender identity, religion, national or cultural origin, sexual orientation, disability or HIV status. Regular attendees may not notice too much difference from the usual Stompede offerings. There will be some added activities, including meetings, extracurricular social events, an expanded Sunday brunch, and dance contests.
The Sundance Stompede includes:
FOUR NIGHTS OF INCREDIBLE DANCE PARTIES
- The Kick-Off Dance, Thursday, May 26 at Sundance Saloon
- The Welcome Dance, Friday, May 27 at the Golden Gateway Holiday Inn
- Hoedown 2021, Saturday, May 28 at the gorgeous Regency Center
- The Stompede Ball, Sunday, May 29 at Sundance Saloon
THREE DAYS OF INSPIRING DANCE WORKSHOPS in up to five simultaneous rooms. Dynamic first-rate instructors from all over the country. Two-step, waltz, swing, line dances and more. All levels, from beginning to advanced. Plus premium workshops with a focus on small-group instruction.
DANCE PERFORMANCE EXHIBITIONS. Be dazzled by groups from across the country Friday and Saturday nights before open dancing.
SOCIAL AND OTHER EVENTS
- Sunday Brunch
- VIP Welcome Reception
- Women's (Trans-inclusive) Social
- After-hours Parties
- Boots Only Ball
The Sundance Stompede began in 2001 as an outgrowth of the annual Hoedown, a gala benefit dance that started in 1997. The Sundance Stompede has grown in scope and attendance and now attracts an international following of hundreds of country-western dance aficionados, becoming the largest annual event of its kind in the world. The Sundance Stompede has become a major contributor to San Francisco charities, raising thousands of dollars annually.