Dixie hoedown

Dixie Hoedown
Houston, TX  

Brand new country-western dance weekend with daytime workshops and nighttime dance parties at Neon Boots, Houston's LGBT CW dance club. More info: www.dixiehoedown.com.


April Follies

April Follies
April 29, 2023 
Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA

Large annual same-sex dance competition and show. Includes expanded country-western dance categories two-step, waltz, swing, and line dance. More info: www.aprilfollies.com. April Follies would like you to complete this survey!


Hoedown In The Dunes

Hoedown In The Dunes
May 19-21, 2023
Saugatuck/Douglas, MI

Three days of country dancing (including guest DJ Ingu), dance lessons, and exhibition performances in beautiful Saugatuck, Michigan. Host hotel: The Dunes Resort ($99+). Early registration only $50 through January 31. More info: www.hoedowninthedunes.com



Emerald City Hoedown / IAGLCWDC Convention
March 30-April 2, 2023
Seattle, WA

The 26th annual convention of the International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country-Western Dance Clubs is hosted this year by the Rain Country Dance Association's Emerald City Hoedown. Includes four nights of dancing, 50 hours of workshops, competition, and more! More info: www.emeraldcityhoedown.com, https://iaglcwdc.org/


Queer Latin Dance Festival
June 9-11, 2023 
Oakland, CA

This festival aims to Highlight and Celebrate Queer, Trans, and Ally Latin Dancers, from all over the world!  We come together for two full days of Dance Workshops, where you get to train with Top Instructors; Performance Challenges, where folks have the opportunity to get on stage and perform a choreography learned during the Festival; Spectacular Performances, displaying amazing artistry, as well as Social Dancing, with TOP Bay Area Latin Dance DJ’s! https://queerafrolatindancefestival.com/



Wrangler Weekend Los Angeles
July 2023 
Los Angeles, CA

The WWLA is L.A's LGBT-friendly country-western dance conference, with three days of dancing, workshops, entertainment, and more, now in its 8th year. Registration only $69 through March 1. More info: https://www.thelawranglers.org/2022-wwla



Washington, DC

4th annual LGBT dance weekend in our nation's capital over the Labor Day weekend, featuring country-western dancing, line dancing and west coast swing. Registration currently $99. Host hotel: Hyatt Regency on Capital Hill ($119).  More info: www.dc-out.com.


Sundance Stompede
November 9-12, 2023
San Francisco, CA

Welcome to the Sundance Stompede, San Francisco's annual country-western dance        weekend for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community and its friends. Join hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls as they dance their feet off and revel in each other's company, with a myriad of activities all weekend long. For many years the Sundance Stompede has been the largest and most celebrated LGBT event of its kind anywhere, and it's no secret why: the Stompede is not just about the dancing – it's about connectivity, friendship, and community. More info: http://stompede.com

Ongoing - California


Sundance Saloon
Thursdays 7 - 10:30 pm, Sundays, 5:30 - 10:30 pm
550 Barneveld, San Francisco

Join us every Sunday and Thursday at Sundance Saloon to experience the best LGBT country-western dance club in the world. Two-step, line dance, waltz, swing, or just hang out in an unbelievably friendly and welcoming environment for women and men of all ages 21 to 99.. If you don't know how to dance, don't worry: we'll teach you with our beginning lessons offered Sundays and Thursdays. Come as you are – no partner necessary. Website


The Barbary Coast Cloggers - Clogging Classes
Sundays, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Oberlin Dance Commons
351 Shotwell, San Francisco

The Barbary Coast Cloggers present lessons on Sunday afternoons, starting with beginning lessons at 3:30 and progressing to intermediate and advanced levels. The classes are fun and laid back with students of all ages and walks of life. Wear any leather-soled shoes (taps optional). No reservations necessary. $12 per class. Additional info: 415-552-2302, website


Dancing With The Queers - Ballroom and Latin Lessons
Sundays, 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Dancing with the Queers is a same-sex dance program focusing on International Style Ballroom and Latin dance. 4-week series in various dance styles begin on the first Sunday of the month. More info: website


OutWest LGBTQS Country Western Dance & Social
Third Saturday of the month, 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Wischemann Hall
465 Morris St., Sebastopol

Enjoy 2 Step, East & West Coast Swing, Waltz, Nightclub 2 Step, & Line Dancing in a friendly, fun, and inspiring dance space. Lessons 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Alcohol-free and frragrance-free. Usually the third Saturday of the month, but check the website for updated information. $10-15 sliding scale admission.


San Francisco Bay Area Queer Contra Dance
2nd Friday of the month, 8:00 - 11:00 pm
First Unitarian Church
685 14th St, Oakland

Contra dance is a traditional American social dance: a little bit folky, a little bit flirty, and whole lot of fun. Gender-free dancing, no partner necessary. $10 (or pay what you can). More info: website


2nd Friday of the month, 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Gender-neutral West Coast Swing dance party, no partner necessary, beginners welcome. 7:00 pm: doors open, 7:30 pm: beginning and intermediate WCS Lessons (2 rooms), 8:30 pm: open dancing. $10-15 suggested donation. More info: facebook page


Texas Rose Monthly Queer Women's CW Dance 
2nd Saturday of the month
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland 

Monthly dance for queer women (trans-inclusive), usually the 2nd Saturday of the month. 6:30 pm beginner 2-step lesson; 7:15 pm lesson varies; 8:00 - 10:30 pm open dancing, and then social time afterwords until 11:00 pm. Great music, friendly community. Entrance $10, $5 with student ID. Free parking. More info: website


Trip the Light Fantastic
Monday and Tuesday evenings, Sunday afternoons
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Queer partner dance classes in a variety of dance styles: country, swing, salsa and ballroom, directed by 5-time North American Women's Same-Sex Ballroom Champion Zoe Balfour. Classes are presented as a 4-week series each month. $52 for 4 weeks. More info: website


In Lakech Dance Academy
10 Week Series
Trilliant Studios, Oakland

The mission of In Lak’ech Dance Academy is to co-create a community of queer and trans dancers to celebrate our resilience, nurture our collective strength and heal from oppression. Through our visibility and artistic expression we are redefining the Latin dance community as a safe and affirming space for all gender identities and sexualities.  More info: website


Ongoing - Other Places

Big Apple Ranch
New York, New York

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Portland, OR

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Rain Country Dance Association
Seattle, WA

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Charlie's Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ

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Blazing Saddles
Honolulu, HI

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Charlie's Denver
Denver, CO

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Dancin' Divas
Boulder, CO

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DC Rawhides
Washington, DC

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Rainbow Wranglers
Houston, TX

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Cathedral City, CA

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412 Dance
Pittsburgh, PA

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International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs
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