Bows & Beaus Square Dance Club
Celebrating 52 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 class is off to a great start!

Our class began on January 18, 2016, with 31 new dancers in attendance, and more joined us on January 25!

We really look forward to seeing you in the weeks ahead as you experience the excitement of square dancing! Remember, dancing is on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Loyola Elementary School, 770 Berry Avenue, Los Altos, CA.

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 9:45 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!
43rd 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 43rd Annual dance was on June 6 at John Muir Middle School in San Jose and featured the calling of Michael Kellogg, with rounds by Sue & Phil Harris. A special thanks to all those who attended and made this year's 43rd Annual dance a success!

Club News

Alumni Night, Wednesday, February 10
Former members of Bows & Beaus are especially invited to visit the club for our annual Alumni Night Party on Wednesday, February 10, from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. at Loyola Elementary School. Over 80 invitations have been sent out, but if we missed you we may not have your current address (or we haven't heard from you for several years so thought you were no longer interested). We hope you'll show up! If you're a former member and did not receive an invitation, please send us a message and let us know your current address so we can send you future invitations! Better yet, come on February 10 and give us your address in person!
Tork Clark new caller for Bows & Beaus Club and Class!
Tork Clark is the new caller for Bows & Beaus, calling for both the club and class! Wednesday, January 13, was Tork's first regular evening of calling for the club as nine squares welcomed Tork to this exciting new chapter in the club's history! Tork is also teaching the club's beginners' class, which started on January 18.
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

WELCOME to the New Dancers Who Attended Our First Two Class Sessions!
A big "Thank You" to all those who attended the first two sessions of our new square dance class. We look forward to getting to know you in the weeks ahead and hope you enjoy square dancing as much as we do! The class dances on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Loyola School in Los Altos.

Watch this space in the weeks ahead as we post news on upcoming class events.

Dance Schedule

Club Dance Schedule
  • Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at Loyola School, except as noted below.
  • Wednesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.: Alumni Night at Loyola School.
  • Wednesday, March 23: Dancing at Covington School.
  • Wednesday, April 27: Dancing at Covington School.
Class Dance Schedule


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: February 5, 2016
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