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THU 15KICK-OFF DANCE
6:30 –11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon
550 Barneveld Ave.

FRI 16WELCOME DANCE
7:30 pm –1:00 am
Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave.

SAT 17HOEDOWN 2015
7:30 pm –1:00 am
Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Ave.

SUN 18STOMPEDE BALL
5:00 –11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon
550 Barneveld Ave.

DANCE WORKSHOPS
FRI 1:00 – 6:00 pm
SAT 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
SUN 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave.

Dance Instructors: 2015

Here's our list of instructors to date, with more to come!

Jeremy Box
 

Jeremy Box (Long Beach, CA) has taught for 25 years American Smooth & Rhythm, International Standard & Latin, Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, and Country Two-Step, competing in all styles and receiving numerous awards. He is an instructor at the WWLA and debuted at the Stompede 2 years ago. Currently, he teaches West Coast Swing at Oil Can Harry’s in Los Angeles.

Rick Dominguez
 

Rick Dominguez (Los Angeles) has been a country-western DJ for over 20 years. He has taught and choreographed line dances for the past 20 years in the Los Angeles area, merging pop and country styles into a unique style of dance. Rick is also the founder and lead choreographer for the award-winning line dance troupe, The LA Wranglers, now in its 13th year.

Jim Drew
 

Jim Drew (Seattle) has been dancing country-western since 1990, teaching and choreographing since 1994, and competing since 2005. He is a DJ, instructor, and hoedown co-chair for Rain Country Dance Association in Seattle. He has performed with the San Jose Spurs, the San Francisco Saddletramps, and Seattle's VisQueens and Rain City Rhythm Riders. He medalled in Line Dance at the Copenhagen OutGames in 2009.

Tim Foster
 

Tim Foster (Chicago) danced internationally after earning his B.A. in Theatre Dance, then becoming a massage therapist, personal trainer and pilates instructor. In 2012 he started teaching line dances at Charlie’s Chicago on Monday nights. Tim has also worked with the Windy City Cowboys in the capacity of company dance and warm up instructor, and he was choreographer for the company’s 2013 Gay Pride Parade routine.

Lee Fox
 

Lee Fox (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), IAGLCWDC Dance Competition Director, has been teaching ballroom, latin, and swing dancing for 38 years and CW dancing for over 20 years. He was a finalist in ballroom at the 1998 and 2002 Gay Games and IAGLCWDC champion in 1998. He has judged numerous times internationally. He was a founding member of the 2005 IAGLCWDC champion team Crossfire, and choreographer for the Southern Country South Florida Dream Team, the SunDancers, and Heels On Fire.

Dave Hayes
 

Dave Hayes (San Francisco) came out to country music in 1993 in Orlando Florida. He started teaching line dances in 1994. Dave jumped right into Sundance when he moved to SF in 2002. Dave has served in many capacities over the years, as a board member of the Sundance Association and as the chair of the IAGLCWDC. He is a regular line dance instructor at Sundance Saloon and is the director of the Sundance Stompede.

Troy Inman
 

Troy Inman (San Diego) has performed with Banevolks International, Dance Force, and DanceFx, and he is the co-founder and Artistic Director for Contact Dance Theatre - UNstrictly Ballroom. Troy is an aerialist specializing in the "silks" and also performs in the Theatre Arts/Cabaret style of dance. When not dancing, cross-fitting, or hanging upside-down, Troy directs a global education team for Salesforce.com.

Michelle Kinkaid
 

Michelle Kinkaid (San Francisco Bay Area) is a 4-time US Open Swing Dance Champion, among numerous other titles and awards including both the World Swing Dance Council National Hall of Fame and the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. In addition to running her own studio, Michelle has a line of instructional videos, and is the organizer of the Mountain Magic Swing Dance Convention in Lake Tahoe, NV. website

Jon Lee
 

Jon Lee (New York) was dragged kicking and screaming to a country-western dance workshop one cold, dark, wintery night long ago. He hasn't stopped kicking and screaming his way around the dance floor since. Jon is the co-producer (and one of the instructors) of the Big Apple Ranch. Jon is the choreographer and director of the award-winning, yet ever so understated (I’m mean really, have you seen them?), Manhattan Prairie Dogs.

John Lindo
 

John Lindo (San Francisco Bay Area) is one of the best-known west coast swing dancers in the world. After beginning in country-western dance in 1992, he made his mark on the West Coast Swing circuit by winning numerous awards, including first place at the U.S. Open, Grand Nationals, and Phoenix Champion of Champions. John remains an influential presence in the New Jersey/New York City West Coast Swing scene. website

Michael Metzger
 

Michael Metzger (San Francisco) has been a passionate country-western dancer for ten years. He quickly discovered a love of teaching line dances. Since then he has been a featured instructor in Berlin, Seattle, Boston, Los Angeles, and here in San Francisco at Sundance Saloon and Stompede. His instructional YouTube videos have been viewed over 250,000 times across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Susanna Stein
 

Susanna Stein (New York) traces her country-western dancing roots to San Francisco's Rawhide Bar in the mid-1980s. After moving to New York City, she began competing in and teaching dance, and co-founded the Manhattan Prairie Dogs. In 1997, Susanna co-founded the Big Apple Ranch, New York City's only weekly country-western dance club, which she still runs with Jon Lee.

Rosa Turi
 

Rosa Turi (Long Beach) has been a country music DJ and line dance instructor for over 15 years. Known for her hip-hopish dance style, she teaches and choreographs line dances to all music types. Rosa currently DJs and teaches line dances in Long Beach at Cowboy Country and Hamburger Mary's. This will be her eighth year teaching at the Sundance Stompede. DJ Rosa's website

Patrick Turnbull
 

Patrick Turnbull (Los Angeles) caught the country-western dance craze at Los Angeles Gay Rodeo in 1990. When the opportunity arose, he started teaching two-step, waltz and swing at the Rawhide (now Cobra) dance club, Los Angeles area gay pride festivals and rodeos, and privately. With his partner Collie, he brings his easy-to-understand style of teaching to each workshop, reflecting his love of dance and desire to share.

Collie Valadez
 

Collie Valadez (Los Angeles) has been devoted to country-western dancing since 1990. Along with his humor, he brings his formal training in ballet, jazz and musical comedy to the dance floor, making novices quickly feel comfortable. He has taught in the Los Angeles dance scene since 1997 with Patrick Turnbull, his lover and dance partner of 45 years. His skill has inspired people young and old to move together on the dance floor.