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 Plus 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!
42nd Annual -- June 7, 2014
John Muir Middle School
Lottie Ainsworth, Caller
Sue & Phil Harris, Rounds
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 will be on June 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at
John Muir Middle School,
1260 Branham Lane, in San Jose.
- 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.
- Looking Ahead
- The following is a sample of calls expected to be taught in the near future.
Remember to bring your questions on previously taught calls to the 7:00 p.m. review sessions.
- What's been taught?
- An updated list of the calls that have been taught is posted each week.
This list includes links to various online learning resources, including
animations, definitions, and videos. Just click on the button below to start exploring these resources.
- Club Dance Schedule
- Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at Loyola School, except as noted below.
- Class Dance Schedule
- Every Monday, 7:30 p.m., at Loyola School, except as noted below
(review at 7:00 p.m., if school available).
Here are some links to other square dance related sites.
These links are provided for convenience only and Bows & Beaus cannot be responsible for the
accuracy of the information.
- Club & Class Listings and General Reference:
- SCVSDA Jubilee:
California State Square Dance Conventions:
- National Square Dance Conventions:
63rd: June 25 - 28, 2014, Little Rock, AR
64th: June 24 - 27, 2015, Springfield, MA
65th: June 22 - 25, 2016, Des Moines, IA
66th: June 21 - 24, 2017, Cincinnati, OH
- Dancer Organizations:
- Caller Organizations:
- Caller & Cuer Listings:
- Definitions, Animations, and Videos
- Callerlab Definitions:
- Animations & Videos: