The Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing
The Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing is an all-volunteer, community-based, and community-supported 501c3 nonprofit organization, dedicated to promoting country-western dancing in the LGBT community.
The Sundance Association is best known for Sundance Saloon, providing country-western dance lessons and dancing Sundays and Thursdays in San Francisco. We also have a monthly Saturday dance event, Beatbox Country.
The Sundance Association also brings country-western dancing to community events such as the San Francisco Gay Pride celebration and the Castro Street Fair, provides a vehicle for dance and vocal performers to showcase their talents, and raises funds for other nonprofit organizations. To date, the Sundance Association has raised over $350,000 for other charities, including the AIDS/Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, Bay Area Breast Cancer Network, Positive Resource Center, New Leaf, Larkin Street Youth Services, Rainbow World Fund, Magnet, Lyon-Martin Health Services, Shanti Project, Stop AIDS Project, National Center for Lesbian Rights, LYRIC, and Openhouse.
The Sundance Stompede began in 2001 as an outgrowth of the annual Hoedown, a gala benefit dance that started in 1997. The Sundance Stompede has grown in scope and attendance and now attracts an international following of hundreds of country-western dance aficionados, becoming the largest annual event of its kind in the world. The Sundance Stompede has become a major contributor to San Francisco charities, raising thousands of dollars annually.
The growth of the Sundance Stompede is a testament to the Sundance Association’s dedication to creating an event worthy of the community it represents.
The Sundance Association
2261 Market Street, PMB 225
San Francisco, CA 94114