Bows & Beaus Square Dance Club
Celebrating 53 years of dancing!
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The Bows and Beaus Singles and Couples Square Dance Club of the Mountain View / Los Altos 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, Tork Clark, has been voted one of the Top Ten callers by members of the SCVSDA.


Learn to Square Dance!
Our next class begins
Monday, January 16, 2017
in Los Altos!

Why not join us?

Our next class will be on Monday evenings beginning January 16, 2017, 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 (see map). Classes in January are FREE. Donation thereafter: $5 per person per class.

Both singles and couples are welcome, and you may attend either with or without a partner! Although advance registration is not necessary, if you'll let us know how to contact you we can send any last minute updates on the class. Just send us a message and let us know if you need any additional information.

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 Dance Schedule, below, for any temporary changes to this location!


Contact Information

Our mailing address is:
Bows and Beaus
PO Box 1107
Mountain View, CA 94042
 
Our e-mail address is:
contact@bowsandbeaus.org

Club Information


The club dances the Plus program of Western Square Dancing on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Partners are NOT required. 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!
45th Annual -- June 3, 2017
John Muir Middle School

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 45th Annual dance will be on June 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at John Muir Middle School, 1260 Branham Lane, in San Jose.

Club News

Monday January 16: New Class Begins
Remember to bring your friends to our new class on Monday, January 16, 2017, at Loyola School! Although the class will start at 7:00 p.m., club members are encouraged to arrive earlier to welcome the new folks.
 
Saturday, January 21: General Dance Program Dance
The Santa Clara Valley Square Dancers Association presents a
   General Dance Program Dance
   Saturday, January 21, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
   St. Andrews Church, 4111 Alma Street, Palo Alto.
   Caller: Harlan Kerr.
Square Dance Attire Optional!
Solos and Couples Welcome!
Map
Flyer

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.
Members Only Page

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.
Membership Forms


Class News

New Class Starts Monday, January 16
Our next class will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2017, at Loyola School in Los Altos. Please tell your friends! Better yet, bring your friends!

Dance Schedule

Club Dance Schedule
  • Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at Loyola School.
  • Monday, January 16, 7:00 p.m.: First Night of Class!
  • Saturday, January 21: General Dance Program Dance (see Club News).
     
Class Dance Schedule
  • Every Monday beginning January 16, 7:00 p.m., at Loyola School.

Links


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.

Information subject to change!
For questions or suggestions please contact our Webmaster
Last revision: January 15, 2017
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