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!
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
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 9:45 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
43rd Annual dance was
on June 6 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 43rd Annual dance a success!
- 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!
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.
- 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.