The Bows and Beaus Singles and Couples Square Dance Club of the
Mountain View /
area of California is a member of the
Santa Clara Valley Square Dancers Association (SCVSDA),
and is one of the longest operating and most respected square dance clubs in the Santa Clara Valley.
has been voted one of the Top Ten callers by members of the SCVSDA.
Learn to Square Dance!
Square dancing is lots of fun,
a great way to meet people, and provides enjoyable exercise for both the mind and body!
Once you have learned the basics (which for us means up through the internationally recognized Plus program),
you can dance almost every night of the week, if you wish!
There are often dances (called Hoedowns) on weekends, with even larger events
at various times throughout the year.
Our next class is planned to begin in January 2017.
The location and time will be announced as soon as they are known. If you'd like further information, please
send us a message telling how to
contact you! Both singles and couples are welcome, and you may attend either with or without a partner!
Where Do We Dance?
Both the class and club dance at:
- Loyola Elementary School
- 770 Berry Avenue
Los Altos, CA
Click for map.
See Dance Schedule, below,
for any temporary changes to this location!
- Our mailing address is:
- Bows and Beaus
PO Box 1107
Mountain View, CA 94042
- Our e-mail address is:
The club dances the
program of Western Square Dancing
on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Partners are
Please see Club News or Dance Schedule
for more information.
The club also sponsors a beginning square dance class
each year on Monday evenings.
Bows & Beaus began dancing in 1963 at an apartment house in Mountain View, and remained in that city for many years.
After a brief time in Palo Alto, we moved to Los Altos in 2006.
Today our dancers come from throughout the South San Francisco Bay region: Redwood City, Menlo Park, Stanford, Palo Alto,
Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, San Jose,
Santa Cruz, Fremont, and Milpitas! We've also welcomed visitors from throughout the United States and from other countries!
If you would like more information please
send us a message.
The Ice Cream Fling Thing!
Since 1973 local square dancers have welcomed the month of June by attending the
Ice Cream Fling Thing,
the Anniversary Dance of the Bows & Beaus.
Held the first Saturday of June, this year's
44th Annual dance was
on June 4 at John Muir Middle School in San Jose and featured the calling of
with rounds by
A special thanks to all those who attended and made this year's 44th Annual dance a success!
- Monday, October 3: Class Completion Party!
- Please help our class celebrate its accomplishments by attending our Class Completion Party
on Monday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m. at
- Saturday, October 8: General Dance Program Dance
- The Santa Clara Valley Square Dancers Association presents a
General Dance Program Dance
Saturday, October 8, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
St. Andrews Church, 4111 Alma Street, Palo Alto.
Harlan Kerr &
Square Dance Attire Optional!
Solos and Couples Welcome!
- Wednesday, October 12: Party Night
- Our October party night will be October 12.
- Saturday, October 29: Halloween Whing Ding
The Santa Clara Valley Square Dancers Association and
the Santa Clara Valley Callers Association present a
Halloween Whing Ding
Saturday, October 29.
Hoover Middle School, 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose.
Pre-Rounds 7:30 p.m.;
Plus Squares 8:00 p.m.;
Star Tip 10:15 p.m.
Bob Elling, and
Please bring finger foods to share.
- Looking Ahead to November
- Because of various school events and Thanksgiving, there will be several changes to the club's dance schedule
during November. More information will be posted later, but a quick look is available now in the
Dance Schedule section.
- Members' Only Page
We have a special web page for "Members' Only".
If you are a Bows & Beaus Member, and have not received a Username and Password,
contact the club's President.
- DBD Plus Workshop
- This "Dancing by Definition" (DBD) workshop is conducted during the second and third tips
of most club dance nights.
- Membership Forms and Information
- Obtain forms to Apply for Membership, Request a Leave of Absence (2 to 6 months), or
Change Information (address, telephone, e-mail, or emergency contact).
A copy of the Bylaws is also available.