Sundance Stompede

San Francisco's LGBT+
Country-Western Dance Weekend
••• MAY 25 – 29, 2022 •••

and the 27th annual convention of the International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country-Western Dance Clubs

POSTPONED TO MAY 25–29, 2022


Hoedown at the Regency Center

4 Nights of Dancing

May 26, 2022 • Kick-Off Dance
Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld
May 27, 2022 • Welcome Dance
Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness
May 28, 2022 • HOEDOWN 2022
Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness
May 29, 2022 • Stompede Ball
Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld

Windy City Cowboys 2013

Hoedown 2022

Saturday, May 28 • 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Regency Ballroom • 1300 Van Ness

The centerpiece event of the Sundance Stompede weekend! 23nd annual gala CW dance benefit, with exhibition dance performances 8-9 pm, entertainment through the night, two rooms of dancing, silent auction.

Stompede Workshop

Dance Workshops

Friday • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday • 9:30 am – 4:30 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.

San Francisco

And Much More!

Dance exhibition performances
VIP Welcome Social
Womens/Trans-inclusive Social
After-hours Parties
Boots Only Ball
Stretch Workshops
Sunday Brunch
... and more!

Hoedown 2018

Sundance Stompede 2019

Why You Should Come ...


Friday Welcome Dance 2019

Stompede Postponed to May, 2022

The Sundance Stompede, originally scheduled for September 3-6, 2020, and then postponed to May 27-30, 2021, will be postponed again to May 25-29, 2022, Memorial Day weekend. The 2022 Stompede will still host the annual convention of the International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country-Western Dance Clubs (IAGLCWDC).

While this is disappointing news, we know that you'll understand that this is the right decision for us. Most important are the safety, well-being, and comfort of our attendees. By deferring to 2022, we are confident that we can host a full-blown unfettered Stompede without any restrictions. It will be worth the wait! Current registrants of the 2020/2021 Stompede will be contacted individually and will be transferred to the new date or can ask for a refund.

Virtual Stompede

Virtual Stompede Recap
September 5 & 6, 2020

What a great weekend the Virtual Stompede turned out to be! With 12 instructors offering 24 hours of dance workshops – plus social hours, virtual exhibitions, and a live-streamed line dance-a-long – this was a terrific opportunity to get some dancing in and bring our community together.

We've posted an archive of the virtual exhibitions hour, featuring video performances from several groups and a look back at some memorable performances from past Stompedes. Check it out, and follow along with the chat transcript.

And we continue to collect tax-deductible donations to the Stompede Fund to help offset losses from both the 2020 and 2021 Sundance Stompedes.

Hoedown 2018 - photo by Bill Weaver

Advance Registration Is Open
$149 through Feb 28, 2022

Register in advance for the 2022 Sundance Stompede. One low fee will admit you to all events* through the weekend, including four nights of dancing, three days of dance workshops, and the Sundance brunch – only $149 if you register by February 28, 2022. (*There is an additional charge for premium workshops.)

Consider supporting the Stompede and its beneficiaries by making an additional donation as a host sponsor. Last year nearly one out of three paying Stompede registrants supported us in this way.

Existing registrations from 2020 and 2021 will be automatically carried forward to 2022. If you wish to cancel or donate your registration, please contact

Golden Gateway Holiday Inn

Host Hotel
Golden Gateway Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

We're happy to return to the Golden Gateway Holiday Inn. The room rate is currently set at $219 per night for 2 persons, but it may end up lower.

Hotel reservations are reserved for registrants of the Stompede. You can book your hotel room at the same time you register. All reservations must be made through the Stompede, and not directly with the hotel.

All hotel reservations from September, 2020, have been canceled. If you are registered for the Stompede, you should log in to make a new hotel reservation for 2022.

Sundance Stompede dancers

What's New For 2022

The Stompede will feel very familiar to return guests, with the same four nights of dancing, three days of dance workshops, and social events as usual. In addition we will welcome the 27th annual convention of the International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country-Western Dance Clubs! New for 2022:

  • Expanded pre-Stompede activities, including possible Wednesday night dinner and dessert opportunities, and Thursday group tours (tentative).
  • "Just Dance" dance contest early Friday evening in categories of line dance, two-step, waltz, and west coast swing. There will also be the opportunity for "Pat & Chris" contests and "teams" competition.
  • Sunday brunch doubles as the IAGLCWDC general membership meeting, and is included with your weekend registration.
Sudance Stompede dancers


The Sundance Stompede is at its heart a fundraising event, and 100% of net proceeds go to its beneficiaries. This year we are proud to support:

PRC – provides integrated legal, social, and health services for over 5,000 clients per year affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use, or mental health issues.

IAGLCWDC – promotes 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.

The Sundance Association – provides country-western dancing for the LGBT+ community, with the goal of creating an inclusive and welcoming community.