Sundance Stompede Events

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Event Schedule

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Please note: this schedule is subject to change.

WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 31
           
7:30p
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9:00p   Dinner in the Castro: Cove Cafe [more info]
8:30p
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9:30p   Dessert in the Castro: Castro Fountain [more info]
 
THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 1
 
6:00p
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11:30p   Bus service between Holiday Inn and Sundance Saloon
6:30p
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11:00p   KICK-OFF DANCE: SUNDANCE SALOON, 550 Barneveld
          Main Room
       
7:00p - 7:45p
Intermediate waltz lesson
       
7:45p - 8:15p
Line dance lesson (intermediate)
       
8:15p - 11:00p
Open country-western dancing
          Cocoa Room
       
7:00p - 7:45p
Beginning SF-style 2-step lesson
       
7:45p - 8:15p
Line dance lesson (beginning)
       
8:00p - 11:00p
Open west coast swing dancing
 
FRIDAY – NOVEMBER 2
 
10:00a
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12:00m   Registration desk open at the Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
1:00p
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6:00p   DANCE WORKSHOPS, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
1:00p
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6:00p   Premium workshops
6:00p
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7:30p   VIP Welcome Reception
7:30p
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1:00a   WELCOME DANCE: HOLIDAY INN, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
       
8:00p - 9:00p
Exhibition performances
       
9:00p - 1:00a
Open country-western dancing (Main Ballroom)
       
9:00p - 12:00m
Line dance marathon (Gold Rush Room)
       
9:00p - late
West coast swingathon (Redwood Room)
1:00a
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3:00a   After-hours party
 
SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 3
 
9:00a
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7:00p   Registration desk open at the Holiday Inn, Golden Gateway
9:00a
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10:30a   Coffee and pastries
9:00a
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9:45a   Partner stretch workshop
10:00a
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4:00p   DANCE WORKSHOPS, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
10:00a
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5:00p   Premium workshops
4:15p
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6:00p   "Boots Only" Ball
5:30p
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7:30p   Women's Trans-inclusive Social
7:30p
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1:00a   HOEDOWN 2018: REGENCY BALLROOM, 1300 Van Ness Ave.
       
8:00p - 9:00p
Exhibition performances
       
9:00p - 1:00a
Open CW dancing + entertainment (Main Ballroom)
       
9:00p - 11:00p
Line dance marathon (Lower Level)
       
11:00p - 12:45a
Open west coast swing dancing (Lower Level)
1:00a
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3:00a   After-hours party
1:00a
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late   Late night west coast swing
 
SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 4
 
9:30a
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3:00p   Registration desk open at the Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
9:00a
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11:00a   SUNDAY BRUNCH, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
10:00a
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10:45a   Partner stretch workshop
11:00a
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4:00p   DANCE WORKSHOPS, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
12:15p
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4:00p   Premium workshops
4:30p
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11:30p   Bus service between Holiday Inn and Sundance Saloon
5:00p
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11:00p   STOMPEDE BALL: SUNDANCE SALOON, 550 Barneveld
          Main Room
       
5:00p - 7:00p
Line dancing
       
7:00p - 11:00p
Open country-western dancing
       
8:30p
Pat & Chris dance contest
          Cocoa Room
       
5:30p - 6:30p
Beginning SF-style 2-step lesson
       
6:30p - 7:00p
Line dance lesson
       
7:00p - 9:00p
Line dancing
       
9:00p - 11:00p
Open west coast swing dancing
 

Main Dance Events

Sundance Stompede line dancers

KICK-OFF DANCE
Thursday, November 1
• 6:30–11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon • 550 Barneveld Ave., San Francisco
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Get a head start on the weekend with the Kick-Off Dance at Sundance Saloon. Beginning two-step lesson and advanced waltz lesson 7:00–7:45, line dance lesson 7:45–8:15, 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.

 

WELCOME DANCE
Friday, November 2
• 7:30 pm – 1:00 am
Golden Gateway Holiday Inn • 1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
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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 (8:30 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.

 

HOEDOWN 2018
Saturday, November 3
• 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
The Regency Center • 1300 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
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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 PRC, Q Foundation, and Sundance Association

$60 admission at the door.
$50 in advance

Hoedown 2018 advance tickets are available now until November 1.

purchase on-line here

 

STOMPEDE BALL
Sunday, November 4
• 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon • 550 Barneveld Ave., San Francisco
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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


Social (and other) Events

VIP Welcome Reception

The Stompede is not just about dancing. It's about making connections. Enjoy some of our social events, where you'll find it easy to make new friends and catch up with old ones.

PRE-STOMPEDE DINNER & DESSERT
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 • 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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!

  • DINNER: Cove on Castro Cafe, 434 Castro Street. Suggested arrival 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Special Stompede menu includes soup or salad and entree for $21.95. Please RSVP for dinner on the Facebook Pre-Stompede Dinner event page by October 26.
  • DESSERT: The Castro Fountain, 514 Castro Street. 10% off any menu item with Stompede coupon. Suggested arrival 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Please RSVP for dessert on the Facebook Pre-Stompede Dessert event page.

VIP WELCOME RECEPTION
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A special party to honor all those who have contributed to the creation of the Sundance Stompede – including our host sponsors, business sponsors, volunteers, instructors, entertainers, and exhibition dancers.

FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER-HOURS PARTY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 • 1:00 am – 3:00 am

The dancing's ended, but it's not time to go to bed. Come to the after-hours party at the Stompede Hospitality Suite at the host hotel.

BOOTS ONLY BALL
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 • 4:15pm – 6:15 pm

Back by popular demand, the Boots Only Ball is a nudist country-western tea dance that will be held in the Gold Rush room of the Holiday Inn. Everyone is welcome: all genders, all shapes, all sizes. Everyone is beautiful when they're dancing! Admission is $10 for non-registrants, with a free and required clothes-check.

WOMEN’S TRANS-INCLUSIVE SOCIAL
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 • 5:30 – 7:00 pm

A perennial favorite, our casual gathering of women and trans Stompeders at the Stompede Hospitality Suite. Hosted by Texas Rose. Stompede registration or Hoedown ticket required.

SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER-HOURS PARTY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 • 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Will it be wild or mild? Come to the after-hours party at the Stompede Hospitality Suite at the host hotel and find out!

SUNDAY BRUNCH
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 • 9:00 am – 11:00 am

We'll have our optional brunch buffet on Sunday morning! Enjoy the company of your fellow Stompeders as you enjoy a fabulous feast of eggs, breakfast meats, french toast, fruit, coffee and tea, and all the usual breakfast fixin's. (Workshops begin at 11:00 am.)

  • Advance purchase required. Sign in to your Stompede account; choose "A La Carte" options.
  • $25 inclusive of tax and service
  • Purchase option available when you register for the Stompede or separately