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.
has been voted one of the Top Ten callers by members of the SCVSDA.
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 2019.
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
program of Western Square Dancing
on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 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!
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
46th Annual dance was
on June 2 at John Muir Middle School in San Jose and featured the calling of
with rounds by
Sue & Phil Harris.
A special thanks to all those who attended and made this year's 46th Annual dance a success!
- Saturday, October 20: General Dance Program Dance
- The Santa Clara Valley Square Dancers Association presents a
General Dance Program Dance
Saturday, October 20, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
St. Andrews Church, 4111 Alma Street, Palo Alto.
Square Dance Attire Optional!
Solos and Couples Welcome!
- Wednesday, October 24: Halloween Party at Rockin' Jokers
- Because Halloween falls on a Fifth Wednesday this October, and many folks prefer to be home that evening,
instead of the usual Fifth Wednesday Party, Rockin' Jokers will host a "Fourth Wednesday Halloween Party"
a week earlier, on October 24.
Bows & Beaus will join them that evening for the festivities at
Cambrian Park United Methodist Church,
1919 Gunston Way, San Jose.
Halloween costumes welcome, and please bring treats to share!
- Halloween, Wednesday, October 31
- Bows & Beaus will not dance on Halloween, October 31. But see the notice, above, about the
Halloween Party hosted by Rockin' Jokers on October 24.
- Wednesday, November 7: Dance at Almond School!
- Because of activities at Loyola School, the club will dance at
Almond School, 550 Almond Avenue, in Los Altos.
This will also be the night for the club's annual Board election.
- 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.
- 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.