Mission: The Sundance Association educates our community in the unique American art form of country-western dance. We are an all-volunteer, community-based organization that does not discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or traditional gender roles (lead/follow). We offer country-western dance instruction through our twice-weekly regular event ("Sundance Saloon"), an intensive country-western dance weekend ("Sundance Stompede") and at numerous special events throughout the year. We also raise funds for other worthy nonprofit organizations through special fund-raising events.
Programs: The Sundance Association's main vehicle for the promotion of country-western dancing is our twice-weekly dance event, the Sundance Saloon, where we provide public education in the form of walk-up one-time classes, long-term (multi-week) classes, and opportunities for the public to further their dance skills by personally engaging in the art form. We reach approximately 300 people each week, predominantly from the LGBT community. The Sundance Association also produces an annual "Sundance Stompede" weekend which provides 3 days of intensive educational workshops for hundreds of participants from all over North America. We sponsor country-western dance events in the larger community, including at San Francisco Pride and the Castro Street Fair. We also raise help to raise funds for other worthy nonprofit organizations.