Sundance Stompede Events

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Event Schedule

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Please note: this schedule is subject to change.

WEDNESDAY – MAY 25
           
 
 
6:30p   Dinner at the Sausage Factory (reservations required)
8:00p
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9:00p   Dessert Social at the Castro Fountain 
 
THURSDAY – MAY 26
 
10:45a
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3:00p   Alcatraz Island Tour (reserve by May 23)
3:00p
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5:000p   Registration desk open at the Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
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
       
6:45p - 7:30p
Intermediate waltz lesson
       
7:30p - 8:00p
Line dance lesson (intermediate)
       
8:00p - 11:00p
Open country-western dancing
          Back Room
       
6:45p - 7:30p
Beginning SF-style 2-step lesson
       
7:30p - 8:00p
Line dance lesson (beginning)
       
8:00p - 11:00p
Open west coast swing dancing
11:00p
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2:00a   After-hours party at the Bell Tower bar/restaurant
 
FRIDAY – MAY 27
 
9:00a
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11:00p   Registration desk open at the Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
9:00a
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10:30a   Coffee and pastries
10:00a
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5:00p   DANCE WORKSHOPS, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
10:00a
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5:00p   Premium workshops
12:30p
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1:30p   Club organizer's forum
1:30p
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3:30p   IAGLCWDC delegates' meeting
5:00p
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6:30p   VIP Welcome Reception
7:00p
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1:00a   WELCOME DANCE: HOLIDAY INN, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
       
7:30p - 8:30p
IAGLCWDC "Just Dance" competition
       
8:30p - 9:00p
Exhibitions and IAGLCWDC welcome
       
9:00p - 1:00a
Open country-western dancing (Main Ballroom)
       
9:00p - 12:00m
Line dance marathon (Gold Rush Room)
       
9:00p - 12:00m
West coast swingathon (Redwood Room)
1:00a
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3:00a   After-hours party
1:00a
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late   Late-night west coast swing
 
SATURDAY – MAY 28
 
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
9:30a
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4:30p   DANCE WORKSHOPS, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
9:30a
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4:30p   Premium workshops
4:30p
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6:00p   "Boots Only" Ball
5:00p
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6:30p   Women's Trans-inclusive Social
7:30p
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1:00a   HOEDOWN 2022: 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 (Holiday Inn)
1:00a
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late   Late night west coast swing (Holiday Inn) w/ Steal Zone
 
SUNDAY – MAY 29
 
10:30a
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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.
11:00a
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4:00p   DANCE WORKSHOPS, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
11:00p
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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
          Back Room
       
5:30p - 6:30p
Beginning SF-style 2-step lesson
       
6:30p - 7:00p
Beginning line dance lesson
       
7:00p - 9:00p
Line dancing
       
9:00p - 11:00p
Open west coast swing dancing
 

Main Dance Events

Friday night Welcome Dance 2019

KICK-OFF DANCE
Thursday, May 26
• 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 6:45–7:30, line dance lesson 7:30–8:00, and then open dancing until closing. In the Back Room, we have west coast swing dancing with Johnny Quarto-vonTivadar 8:00 pm until closing.

$15 admission at the door.

 

WELCOME DANCE
Friday, May 27
• 7:00 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. From 7:30 to 8:30 we'll host the IAGLCWDC "Just Dance" dance contest, followed by the IAGLCWDC grand opening and exhibition performances. Then wander among three different rooms of dancing: our usual mix of country-western dancing in the Ballroom (9:00 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).

$40 admission at the door.

 

HOEDOWN 2022
Saturday, May 28
• 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
The Regency Center • 1300 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
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The 23nd 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 the Stompede beneficiaries.

$60 admission at the door.
$50 in advance (available beginning in April)

 

STOMPEDE BALL
Sunday, May 29
• 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 Back Room it's beginning two-step and line 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, plus line dancing and west coast swing in the Back Room.

$15 admission at the door


Social (and other) Events

VIP Welcome Reception 2019

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 ACTIVITIES
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 and THURSDAY, MAY 26

For early arrivals, we have dinner and dessert options for Wednesday night, May 25. And we are doing a group tour to Alcaztraz during the day on Thursday (reserve in advance).

THURSDAY NIGHT AFTER-HOURS PARTY at the BELL TOWER
THURSDAY, MAY 26 • 11:00 pm – 2:00 am

After the dancing's done on Thursday evening, we're hosting a special After-Hours Party from 11:00 pm to 2:00 am at a local bar/restaurant five blocks from the host hotel. The Bell Tower is located at 1900 Polk Street [walk to Polk St. behind the hotel and turn left]. Grab a drink at the bar and order appetizers or a full meal from the menu.

VIP WELCOME RECEPTION
FRIDAY, MAY 27 • 5:00 pm – 6:30 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, MAY 28 • 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.

FRIDAY LATE-NIGHT WEST COAST SWING
SATURDAY, MAY 28 • 1:00 am – late

West coast swing dancing in the wee hours. Hosted by DJ Johnny Q.

BOOTS ONLY BALL
SATURDAY, MAY 28 • 4:30pm – 6:00 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, MAY 28 • 5:00 – 7:00 pm

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

SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER-HOURS PARTY
SUNDAY, MAY 29 • 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! Tonight is underwear night - no need to say more.

SATURDAY LATE-NIGHT WEST COAST SWING @ HOTEL w/ "Steal Zone"
SUNDAY, MAY 29 • 1:00 am – late

Featuring a "Steal Zone," a section of the dance floor where you are encouraged to take turns stealing each other's partners – just cut in and continue dancing. It's dynamic, sometimes campy, and always hilarious. The remainder of the floor is open for regular partnered west coast swing dancing. Hosted by DJ Johnny Q.

SUNDAY BRUNCH
SUNDAY, MAY 29 • 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This year's brunch also serves as the general membership meeting of the IAGLCWDC and is included in the price of your weekend registration (with RSVP)! 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. Also available to nonregistrants for $27 plus tax and service – check at the Stompede registration desk on 9-5 pm Saturday or Sunday morning for availability.