BearDance returns this year and we’re excited to be back!! Imagine- you are anonymous as you enter S4 while hearing the thunderous beats building around you. The spectacle of colors greets you as you enter to a sea of sexy men that have arrived for the MasqueRave! Who will catch your eye: a mysterious stranger, or someone more familiar to you?
Put on a simple eye mask on show us your elaborate headdress!! Get your dance card punched at the BIGGEST and ONLY OFFICIAL dance party of the TBRU weekend!
BearDance is open for everyone (18+) to come together and have a blast. Free your inhibitions and dance!
This year’s BearDance: MasqueRAVE
Hide who you are but not your inhibitions! Choose a mask that makes your mysterious or fabulous!
Tickets can be purchased online at all times, at the host hotel during registration hours, or at the event door.
If you registering for TBRU, we recommend buying through the TBRU website or registration tables.
If you are purchasing a BearDance ticket only, we recommend the BearDance.org website or the BearDance ticket table at the hotel Thursday and Friday.
$30 through Thursday February 17 and then
$35 until 8 pm, Friday March 25
$40 after 8 pm, Friday March 25
Online tickets are available through: BearDance.org, tbru.org and this event page. Online tickets can be picked up at the BearDance table at the host hotel Thursday or Friday or at Will Call at S4 Friday after 8 PM. Tickets purchased through TBRU.org with a TBRU run pass must be picked up at the TBRU registration tables.
Proceeds go to the beneficiaries of TBRU- the Greg Dollgenner Memorial AIDS Fund (GDMAF), the Cathedral of Hope Benevolence Fund, and AIN- the Access & Information Network. So, come feel good, doing good!
FEATURING DJ’s Corey Craig and Tony Ruiz alternating on the main floor and for something different this year, we will have a retro 80’s vibe going on in the upstairs lounge with DJ BRD and Decoding Jesus.
TRANSPORTATION: Shuttles provided to and from the host hotels, the Hyatt Regency, for TBRU registrants.
Be sure to join the Opposites Attract mixer upstairs from 8-10. Bears and admirers mix it up and find each other in this niche party within a party!
BearDance is proud to partner with Texas Bear Round Up for the 12th year this time to bring you BearDance: MasqueRAVE! BearDance has given more than $425,000 in donations to various LGBT focused beneficiaries since we began collaborating with the Dallas Bears during TBRU weekend in 2009.
BearDance strives to create a fun and inclusive environment where bears and their admirers gather together in a uniquely exhilarating dance experience. Listen to the talented DJ’s from across the world spur your toes to tapping. When you’re ready for a break from the thunderous dance floor, there are plenty of places to socialize with your buds. Explore the 24,000 square feet of fun with 15 service wells, a chill lounge, a theater/lounge with entertainment, and a huge outdoor courtyard.