CANCELLED: The January 29 Whing Ding,
sponsored by the SCVSDA & SCVCA,
has been cancelled because of COVID-19 concerns.
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!
The class start date has been delayed until March 7
in response to the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
Our next class begins
Monday, March 7, 2022
in Los Altos!
Why not join us?
Our next class
will be on Monday evenings beginning March 7, 2022, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
at Loyola Elementary School,
770 Berry Avenue, Los Altos, CA.
This hall can be easily accessed from I-280 via the Magdalena Avenue exit
The classes on March 7 and 14 are FREE!
($7 per person per class thereafter).
Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination required!
Masks per SCC Guidelines!
Because of ongoing pandemic-related uncertainty,
please continue to check this website to confirm the start date and for any further updates.
You are also welcome to
send us a message telling us how to contact
you with updated information.
Both singles and couples are welcome,
and you may attend either with or without a partner!
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.
Where Do We Dance?
Both the class and club dance at:
- Loyola Elementary School
- 770 Berry Avenue
Los Altos, CA
Click for map.
See Club News, below,
for pandemic-related changes!
- 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 in June.
However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was regretfully necessary to cancel both the 2020 and the 2021 dances.
Please stay healthy and join us in looking forward to the return of this dance in the future!
- Club Dances CANCELLED
- Bows & Beaus dancing has been temporarily suspended because
of concerns over the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Plans will be revisited as more information becomes available, and this web
page will be updated. PLEASE NOTE: Many other groups are also cancelling their activities, so you may want to
verify the situation with the activity sponsor before attending.
- Review the Calls
- The following may be helpful to those wishing to review the Basic, Mainstream, and Plus calls.
- 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.
- Forms and Information
- Obtain forms to Apply for Membership, Request a Leave of Absence (2 to 6 months),
Change Information (address, telephone, e-mail, or emergency contact), or Request Reimbursement.
A copy of the Bylaws is also available.