Bows & Beaus Square Dance Club
Celebrating 54 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 15, 2018
in Los Altos!

Why not join us?

Our next class will be on Monday evenings beginning January 15, 2018, 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). The first two classes, on January 15 and 22, are FREE ($7 per person per class thereafter).

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
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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:

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!
46th Annual -- June 2, 2018
John Muir Middle School

Jet Roberts, 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, the 46th Annual dance will be on June 2, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at John Muir Middle School, 1260 Branham Lane, in San Jose.

Club News

Parking at Loyola School
Because of construction at Loyola School, the parking lot will be unavailable from now through late November (except for Handicap Parking, which will remain available). Please find street parking near the school, and consider bringing a flashlight. Also, please be respectful of the school's neighbors, being as quiet as possible when arriving and leaving!
Holiday Potluck, Wednesday, December 13
Bows & Beaus Holiday Potluck will be Wednesday, December 13, at Loyola School, with dancing following dinner. The club will provide a ham, so bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share, and your own plate and utensils. Note: There are no kitchen or dishwashing facilities available. Bring a bag to take home your dirty dishes!
Saturday, December 16: Holiday Party General Dance
The Santa Clara Valley Square Dancers Association presents a
   Holiday Party General Dance
   Saturday, December 19, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
   Loyola School, 770 Berry Avenue, Los Altos.
   Caller: Rick Hampton.
PLEASE NOTE: With the holiday theme, this dance will have a different format than the usual General Dance Program dances. Students in square dance classes that started last September are being encouraged to attend, and the tips will alternate between those appropriate for those students and the normal General Dance Program tips. Of course, Bows & Beaus members will be able to dance all tips!
ALSO NOTE: The time of this dance is 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., starting slightly earlier than for most General Dance Program dances.
AND ALSO: This dance will be at Loyola School, the regular home of Bows & Beaus!
Square Dance Attire Optional!
Solos and Couples Welcome!

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 15
Our next class will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018, at Loyola School in Los Altos. Please tell your friends! Better yet, bring your friends!

Dance Schedule

Club Dance Schedule
Class Dance Schedule
  • Every Monday beginning January 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m., at Loyola School.


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.

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Last revision: November 29, 2017
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