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. Our caller,
has been calling for the club since 1987 and is an Accredited Member of CALLERLAB.
He has been voted one of the Top Ten callers by
members of the SCVSDA and especially enjoys teaching newer dancers.
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 2015.
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 9:45 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
42nd Annual dance was
on June 7 at John Muir Middle School in San Jose and featured the calling of
with rounds by
Sue & Phil Harris,
and a surprise appearance by the Ghost Riders Square Dance Band!
A special thanks to all those who attended and made this year's 42nd Annual dance a success!
- Wednesday, July 30: Fifth Wednesday Party
- On Wednesday, July 30, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.,
Bows & Beaus will attend a Fifth Wednesday Party
hosted by the El Camino Reelers at
St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 4111 Alma St., Palo Alto.
Dress comfortably, as the church is often warm during the summer.
Please bring finger food to share.
- Friday, August 1: Dancing at the Fair
- On Friday, August 1, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Bows & Beaus will join with other clubs in
dancing at the Santa Clara County Fair!
The fairgrounds are open from Noon to 9 p.m. that day, so come early and enjoy the
fair, but please be in the square dance area by 6:00 p.m.
The fairgrounds are at 344 Tully Road in San Jose.
Dancing will be on the "square dance slab" in front of Exposition Hall.
When you enter the Fair Grounds through the main extrance, under the arches, walk straight ahead and
the slab will be on your left.
See the Flyer (PDF) for more details
- Future Club Activities
- Throughout the year, Bows & Beaus participates in many special activities.
Here is a partial list of some coming club and dancer association events.
See the club newsletter and listen for announcements on club dance nights for more information.
- 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.