Sundance Stompede

San Francisco's LGBT+
Country-Western Dance Weekend
October 19–22, 2017

Register today!

Sundance Stompede

The 20th Anniversary
Hoedown 2017

Saturday, October 21
7:30 pm – 1:00 am
Regency Center
1300 Van Ness Ave.

It's the 20th anniversary of this gala benefit country-western dance! 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 AIDS Emergency Fund, Center for Immigrant Protection, and Sundance Association.

Ty Herndon

Presenting special guest star TY HERNDON, Grammy-nominated country recording artist with 20 Billboard-charted singles and three #1 hits.

Advance single-event tickets for Hoedown 2017 are available on-line.

Sundance Saloon

Kick-Off Dance

Thursday, October 19
6:30 – 11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon
550 Barneveld Ave.

Stompede dancers

Welcome Dance

Friday, October 20
7:30 pm – 1:00 am
Golden Gateway Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave.

Stompede dancers

Stompede Ball

Sunday, October 22
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon
550 Barneveld Ave.

Stompede Workshop

Dance Workshops

Friday1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Golden Gateway Holiday Inn

Waltzing: Hoedown 2016

Line Dancing: Stompede Ball

Why You Should Come ...


Advance registration for the Sundance Stompede continues! Only $139 for a weekend pass to all events if you register by September 30. Hotel reservations at the host hotel, the Golden Gateway Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Avenue, are prioritized for Stompede registrants. (Please read the new hotel terms and cancellation policies here.)

Register now! And consider supporting the Stompede and its benecifiaries further by becoming a host sponsor.

Ty Herndon

We're excited to announce that Grammy-nominated recording artist Ty Herndon will perform at the Saturday night Hoedown as our featured special guest artist. Out and proud Ty has had 20 Billboard-charted singles and three #1 hits. Sundance dancers will recognize his popular Steam, You Can Leave Your Hat On, Loved Too Much, and more.

The Sundance Stompede is a major fundraiser for San Francisco nonprofits. This year, we are proud to name the Center for Immigrant Protection LGBT Asylum Project as our third beneficiary, in addition to regular beneficiaries AIDS Emergency Fund and Sundance Association. The CIP offers pro-bono legal representation to LGBT immigrants fleeing persecution abroad and seeking protection in the United States. Read more about our beneficiaries.


The Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing



RSVP Vacations



Nelson Construction



San Francisco Police Officers Association   Mr. S. Leather



ZGO Perfumery



The Regency Center   Best Beverage Catering



Bob Hackney • Borderlands Books and CaféBulldog TattooCharles Zukow AssociatesChow Restaurant • Danielle Bowden • Delfina RestaurantFitness SFHot Cookie • Ingu Yun • Light On Your FeetM SpaThe Marsh TheatreMichael Bruno LuggageNew Conservatory TheaterOrphan Andy's RestaurantPeet's Coffee and TeaR3 Hotel, GuernevilleScott Johnson, RealtorSoulCycle CastroSpike's Coffees and TeasSuper Duper BurgersTexas RoseToast Eatery • Tomás • West of Pecos RestaurantWooden Table Baking, Co.

(93 as of 7-31-17)

Vic Abrahams • Jeff Andre • Scott Andrews • John Antoun • Shin Aoki • Arthur Baca • David Bahl • Roy Amog Baja • Adam Barrett • Bethany Block • JD Brooks • Donald Burg • William Butterfras • Reuben Chong • Jed Clark • James Corbett • Richard Criley • Randy Davis • Sanjay Devdas • Mel DeVore • Reginald Dugard • Matt Ellinger • Mark Ellis • Paul Ellmore • Mark Evans • Patrick Fanizzi • Terry Felts • Rosario Fernandes • Paul Foster • Bruce Friedberg • Robert Friedman • Fernando Garcia • Edwin Goei • Kevin Grenon • David Grubbe • Brian Hanson • Wilson Hardcastle • Kevin Hill • Ming Ho • Crispin Hollings • John Huebler • Cannon Hukins • Fred Hutto • Phi Huynh • Frank Ift • Ron Jenkins • Steve Kaye • Kelly Kittell • Martin Kooi • Gary Ku • John Legge • S Lipsky • Warren Longmire • Kurt Lunz • Keith Macaluso • Jose Martinez • Jackson McKiee • Ken Mierow • Bill Mills • Dinyar Mistry • Adam Mosley • Robert Munzer • Mike Newman • Cuong Nguyen • Vera Nokham • Sheila O'Rourke • Skip Ober Miller • Tam Ongjoco • Anthony Palombit • Patti Patteson • Mike Phillips • Randy Pocius • Thomas Porter • Nikki Raeburn • Chris Ramirez • Dirk Rapp • Allen Register • Marie Ribeiro • Cullen Ruff • Justin Sawyers • Kevin Shoemaker • Jan Stevenson • Jack Su • Steve Sullivan • Marguerite Talley • Mario Torrigino • Jarek Trinh • Anthony A Webb • Steven Wissing • Clarence Wright • Ben Yokoyama • Eiki Yoshikawa • Ingu Yun

We are busy all year long! SUNDANCE SALOON presents country-western dancing with lessons every Sunday and Thursday at 550 Barneveld Ave., San Francisco.

Some of our major special events coming up in 2017 include:

  • COUNTRY DANCE-A-THON: Saturday, August 19. A three-hour country-western dance marathon at Jane Warner Plaza in the heart of the Castro to raise thousands of dollars for the Positive Resource Center, AIDS Emergency Fund, and Sundance Association.
  • CASTRO STREET FAIR: Sunday, October 1. Sundance Saloon presents a fantastic afternoon of country-western dancing at this popular street fair.

More information about all of these events and more are at

Sundance Saloon led the country-western instruction and dancing on the recent all-gay RSVP cruises to the Carribean aboard Holland America's beautiful Koningsdam, and to Alaska on the Eurodam. Check out this fun video of our beginner dance lessons and dancing. Interested? We'll return to the Koningsdam on another RSVP Caribbean cruise February 11–18, 2018, where we again expect to have two mornings with CW dance lessons and two evenings of open dancing, among the myriad amazing activities and entertainment RSVP is known for.