Bows & Beaus Square Dance Club
Celebrating 56 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 20, 2020
in Los Altos!

Why not join us?

Our next class will be on Monday evenings beginning January 20, 2020, 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 20 and 27, are FREE!

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:

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!
47th Annual

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 47th Annual dance was on June 1 at John Muir Middle School in San Jose and featured the calling of Buddy Weaver, with rounds by Sue & Phil Harris. A special thanks to all those who attended and made this year's 47th Annual dance a success!

Club News

Thanksgiving/November Schedule:
Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 p.m.: Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Dance
(Try to arrive by 6:30 to help set up.)
Bows & Beaus will be attending the annual Pre-Thanksgiving turkey dinner and dance at John Muir Middle School. This is always a fun event with dinner followed by alternating square and line dancing! The first two square dance tips will be at a September class level, with Plus dancing for the remaining tips. Bring your own plates, utensils, and a side dish, salad, or dessert to share (and a serving utensil), plus a new unwrapped toy (or $10) per person to be donated to charity. John Muir Middle School, 1260 Branham Lane, San Jose.

Wednesday, November 27: Not Dancing
Bows and Beaus will not be dancing on Wednesday, November 27, Thanksgiving Eve.
Saturday, November 30: Whing Ding
The Santa Clara Valley Square Dancers Association and the Santa Clara Valley Callers Association present a
   Fifth Saturday Whing Ding
   Saturday, November 30.
   John Muir Middle School, 1260 Branham Lane, San Jose.
   7:30 to 8:00 p.m.: Pre-Rounds
   8:00 to 10:30 p.m.: Plus Squares, Rounds, & one A-2 tip.
   Featured Callers: Jim Osborne and Kurt Gollhardt
   with a showcase tip by Aahz
   and an A-2 tip by Kurt Gollhardt.
   Rounds: Anne Gracia.
Please bring finger foods to share.
Square Dance Attire Optional.
Solos and Couples Welcome.
Solo Rotation Available.

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.
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.
Forms and Documents

Class News

New Class Starts Monday, January 20, 2020
Our next class will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020, 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 20, 2020, 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.

Information subject to change!
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Last revision: November 10, 2019
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