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6:30 –11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon
550 Barneveld Ave.

7:30 pm –1:00 am
Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave.

7:30 pm –1:00 am
Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Ave.

5:00 –11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon
550 Barneveld Ave.

FRI 1:00 – 6:00 pm
SAT 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
SUN 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave.

Dance Instructors: 2014

Here's our list of instructors from last year. We will update our list for 2015 beginning in April, 2015.

Jeremy Box

Jeremy Box (Long Beach, CA) has taught for 25 years American Smooth & Rhythm, International Standard & Latin, Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, and Country Two-Step, competing in all styles and receiving numerous awards.  He is an instructor at the WWLA and debuted at the Stompede last year.  Currently, he teaches West Coast Swing at Oil Can Harry’s in Los Angeles.

Kelly Casanova

Kelly Casanova (San Francisco Bay Area), two time US Open Swing Dance Champion, has been teaching West Coast Swing in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1981. She has travelled throughout the United States competing, teaching, and judging. In 1999 her ground-breaking swing event, "Spring Break," allowed same-gender couples to compete. Kelly was inducted into the National Swing Dance Hall of Fame in 2004. website

Rick Dominguez

Rick Dominguez (Los Angeles) has been a country-western DJ for over 20 years. He has taught and choreographed line dances for the past 19 years in the Los Angeles area, merging pop and country styles into a unique style of dance. Rick is also the founder and lead choreographer for the award-winning line dance troupe, The LA Wranglers, now in its twelfth year.

Jim Drew

Jim Drew (Seattle) has been dancing country-western since 1990, teaching and choreographing since 1994, and competing since 2005. He is a DJ, instructor, and hoedown co-chair for Rain Country Dance Association in Seattle. He has performed with the San Jose Spurs, the San Francisco Saddletramps, and Seattle's VisQueens and Rain City Rhythm Riders. He medalled in Line Dance at the Copenhagen OutGames in 2009.

Matt Ellinger

Matt Ellinger (San Francisco) performed with the award-winning Barbary Coast Cloggers for twenty years and served as the Artistic Director from 1999-2009. He finds great joy in clogging, and now teaches the dance form throughout the U.S. Matt Ellinger is a researcher by day and is often seen zooming around San Francisco on his bicycle.

Tim Foster

Tim Foster (Chicago) danced internationally after earning his B.A. in Theatre Dance, then becoming a massage therapist, personal trainer and pilates instructor. In 2012 he started teaching line dances at Charlie’s Chicago on Monday nights. Tim has also worked with the WIndy City Cowboys in the capacity of company dance and warm up instructor, and he was choreographer for the company’s 2013 Gay Pride Parade routine.

Lee Fox

Lee Fox (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), IAGLCWDC Dance Competition Director, has been teaching CW dance for over 20 years. He was a finalist in ballroom at the 1998 and 2002 Gay Games and IAGLCWDC champion in 1998. He has judged numerous times at the April Follies, Gay Games and Out Games. He is a founding member of the 2005 IAGLCWDC champion team Crossfire, and has served as choreographer for the Southern Country South Florida Dream Team, the SunDancers, and Heels On Fire.

Sidney Grant

Sidney Grant (New York), 2011 USA Argentine Tango Champion, has been instructing and performing Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Tango & Hustle for 25 years. He's performed on and off Broadway, in film and on television. He's taught everyone from wedding couples to celebrities how to dance, including over 4,000 inner city schoolchildren in his non-competitive, not-for-profit program BALLROOM BASIX™.

Dave Hayes

Dave Hayes (San Francisco) came out to country music in 1993 in Orlando Florida. He started teaching line dances in 1994. Dave jumped right into Sundance when he moved to SF in 2002. Dave has served in many capacities over the years, as a board member of the Sundance Association and as the chair of the IAGLCWDC. He is a regular line dance instructor at Sundance Saloon and is the director of the Sundance Stompede.

Troy Inman

Troy Inman (San Diego) has performed with Banevolks International, Dance Force, and DanceFx, and he is the co-founder and Artistic Director for Contact Dance Theatre - UNstrictly Ballroom. Troy is an aerialist specializing in the "silks" and also performs in the Theatre Arts/Cabaret style of dance. When not dancing, cross-fitting, or hanging upside-down, Troy directs a global education team for

Michelle Kinkaid

Michelle Kinkaid (San Francisco Bay Area) is a 4-time US Open Swing Dance Champion, among numerous other titles and awards including both the World Swing Dance Council National Hall of Fame and the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. In addition to running her own studio, Michelle has a line of instructional videos, and is the organizer of the Mountain Magic Swing Dance Convention in Lake Tahoe, NV. website

Jon Lee

Jon Lee (New York) was dragged kicking and screaming to a country-western dance workshop one cold, dark, wintery night long ago. He hasn't stopped kicking and screaming his way around the dance floor since. Jon is the co-producer (and one of the instructors) of the Big Apple Ranch. Jon is the choreographer and director of the award-winning, yet ever so understated (I’m mean really, have you seen them?), Manhattan Prairie Dogs.

Michael McGee

Michael McGee (Minneapolis) started dancing in 1989. A friend actually told him, "You may be one of those people that never quite gets it." But since his first IAGLCWDC convention in 1993, you'd be hard pressed to keep him off the dance floor! Michael's teaching career began with the debut of country dancing at The Town House Country Bar in St. Paul. People haven't gotten tired of him yet, so he's still doing it!

Michael Metzger

Michael Metzger (San Francisco) has been a passionate country-western dancer for nine years. He quickly discovered a love of teaching line dances. Since then he has been a featured instructor in Berlin, Seattle, Boston, Los Angeles, and here in San Francisco at Sundance Saloon and Stompede. His instructional YouTube videos have been viewed over 250,000 times across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Ben Ramirez

Ben Ramirez (Houston) is a three-time International Gay Rodeo Association Advanced Division Champion and teaches frequently at rodeos throughout the country. His passion is couples' dancing, and he looks forward to bringing a little Texas-style shadow dancing to San Francisco.

Scott Schrank

Scott Schrank (Atlanta) has been line dancing since 1998. He has won top awards at numerous competitions in both IAGLCWDC and in the "Mainstream" dance world. Scott has been choreographer of Southern Line Atlanta since 2000. He has written over 60 line dances to date, including Georgia Winder, Someday-Someway, and Working It. Check out Scott's website.

Susanna Stein

Susanna Stein (New York) traces her country-western dancing roots to San Francisco's Rawhide Bar in the mid-1980s. After moving to New York City, she began competing in and teaching dance, and co-founded the Manhattan Prairie Dogs. In 1997, Susanna co-founded the Big Apple Ranch, New York City's only weekly country-western dance club, which she still runs with Jon Lee.

Rosa Turi

Rosa Turi (Long Beach) has been a country music DJ and line dance instructor for over 14 years. Known for her hip-hopish dance style, she teaches and choreographs line dances to all music types. Rosa currently DJs and teaches line dances in Long Beach at Cowboy Country and Hamburger Mary's. This will be her seventh year teaching at the Sundance Stompede. DJ Rosa's website

Patrick Turnbull

Patrick Turnbull (Los Angeles) caught the country-western dance craze at Los Angeles Gay Rodeo in 1990. When the opportunity arose, he started teaching two-step, waltz and swing at the Rawhide (now Cobra) dance club, Los Angeles area gay pride festivals and rodeos, and privately. With his partner Collie, he brings his easy-to-understand style of teaching to each workshop, reflecting his love of dance and desire to share.

Collie Valadez

Collie Valadez (Los Angeles) has been devoted to country-western dancing since 1990. Along with his humor, he brings his formal training in ballet, jazz and musical comedy to the dance floor, making novices quickly feel comfortable. He has taught in the Los Angeles dance scene since 1997 with Patrick Turnbull, his lover and dance partner of 44 years. His skill has inspired people young and old to move together on the dance floor.

Rick Weston

Rick Weston (Orlando, FL) has been an avid west coast swing enthusiast since 1993 and has been diligently studying this dance form as a professional since 1997. He has had numerous titles, accolades and student success stories. In 2009 he produced his own swing dance event which came to be known as O-jam. He is also proficient in web development and created a system that handles the scoring and running of dance events.

Sara Willis-Hilbrich

Sara Willis-Hilbrich (Washington, DC) has been country-western dancing for almost two decades. She currently teaches weekly west coast swing classes for the LGBT community in DC. In 2009 & 2011 she won IAGLCWDC's intermediate CW couples division. She now competes in mainstream west coast swing events as both leader and follower. She is a founding member of dcRolePlay swing team and loves to play on the dance floor!