Sundance Stompede Events

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Event Schedule

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Please note: this schedule is subject to change.

WEDNESDAY – SEPTEMBER 2
           
 
 
    Dinner options to be announced
 
 
    Dessert options to be announced
 
THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 3
 
 
 
    Daytime tour options to be announced
 
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
       
7:00p - 7:40p
Intermediate waltz lesson
       
7:40p - 8:00p
Line dance lesson (intermediate)
       
8:00p - 11:00p
Open country-western dancing
          Back Room
       
7:00p - 7:40p
Beginning SF-style 2-step lesson
       
7:40p - 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
 
FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 4
 
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
10:00a
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12:00n   IAGLCWDC committee meetings
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 Grand Opening
       
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)
       
12:00m
West coast swing Pat & Chris contest
1:00a
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3:00a   After-hours party
1:00a
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late   Late-night west coast swing
 
SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 5
 
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
9:00a
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9:30a   Partner stretch workshop
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
4:00p
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6:00p   "Boots Only" Ball
5:00p
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7:00p   Women's Trans-inclusive Social
7:30p
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1:00a   HOEDOWN 2020: 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
1:00a
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late   Late night west coast swing
 
SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 6
 
9:30a
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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.
10:00a
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10:45a   Partner stretch workshop
11:00a
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4:00p   DANCE WORKSHOPS, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave.
11:00p
-
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
       
8:30p
Pat & Chris dance contest
          Back Room
       
5:30p - 6:30p
Beginning SF-style 2-step lesson
       
6:30p - 7:00p
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, September 3
• 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 7:00–7:40, line dance lesson 7:40–8:00, 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, September 4
• 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 2020
Saturday, September 5
• 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 July)

 

STOMPEDE BALL
Sunday, September 6
• 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, SEPTEMBER 2 and THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

For early arrivals, we'll be planning some dinner and dessert options for Wednesday night, September 2, and group tours in and around San Francisco during the day on Thursday. Details to come.

VIP WELCOME RECEPTION
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 • 5:30 pm – 7:00 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, SEPTEMBER 5 • 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.

BOOTS ONLY BALL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 • 4:00pm – 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, SEPTEMBER 5 • 5:00 – 7:00 pm

A perennial favorite, our casual gathering of women and trans Stompeders at the Stompede Hospitality Suite. Hosted by Texas Rose. Stompede registration or Hoedown ticket required. $5 suggested donation includes dinner and beverages.

SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER-HOURS PARTY
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 • 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.

SUNDAY BRUNCH
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 • 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! 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.