Dixie hoedown

Dixie Hoedown
March 28-31, 2019 
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 27, 2019 
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 (The Wolf and Lonely Drum). More info: www.aprilfollies.com. April Follies would like you to complete this survey!


Hoedown In The Dunes

Hoedown In The Dunes
May 17-19, 2019
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
May 23–27, 2019 
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/



Wrangler Weekend Los Angeles
July 19-21, 2019 
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: www.thelawranglers.com/info/



August 29 - September 1, 2019
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.



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


Country Nights 
1st Saturday of the month, 6:30 - 10:30 pm 
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Women's partner dancing. Potluck 6:30 pm; Lessons 7:00 - 8:00 pm, no experience or partner necessary. All ages welcome. Smoke, scent and alcohol-free. Admission $10. More info: 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

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