Bows & Beaus Square Dance Club
Celebrating 50 years of dancing!
Welcome! We're glad you stopped by!

Mountain View Parade
Saturday, April 26
See Club News for details.

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, Keith Ferguson, 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
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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 9:45 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!
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.

Club News

Mountain View Spring Parade, Saturday, April 26
Bows & Beaus will meet near the intersection of Hope and Villa Streets in Mountain View (near the Post Office). The assigned assmebly location will be announced here shortly. Please plan to arrive by 11:30 a.m.
Fifth Wednesday Party at Hyde School, April 30
On Wednesday, April 30, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., Bows & Beaus will attend a Fifth Wednesday Party hosted by the Krazy Dazys at Hyde Middle School, 19325 Bollinger Road (near Miller Avenue), Cupertino, CA. Please bring finger food to share.

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.
Membership Forms

Class News

Mountain View Spring Parade, Saturday, April 27
Bows & Beaus will meet near the intersection of Hope and Villa Streets in Mountain View (near the Post Office). The assigned assmebly location will be announced here shortly. Please plan to arrive by 11:30 a.m.
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.
List of Calls Taught

Dance Schedule

Club Dance Schedule
  • Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at Loyola School, except as noted below.
  • Saturday, April 26: Mountain View Spring Parade. See Club News.
  • Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.: Fifth Wednesday Party at Hyde Middle School
    (please bring finger food to share). [Flyer]
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).
  • Saturday, April 26: Mountain View Spring Parade. See Class News.


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