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 2018.
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
45th Annual dance was
on June 3 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 45th Annual dance a success!
- Wednesday, November 15: Dance at Covington School
- Because of activities at Loyola School, the club will dance at
Covington School, 205 Covington Road, in Los Altos.
This is about one mile from our usual location.
Note that the parking lot at Covington School may be subject to parking restrictions similar to that at Loyola School, and street parking may be necessary.
- Parking at Loyola School
- Because of construction at Loyola School, the parking lot will be unavailable from now through late November
(except for Handicap Parking, which will remain available).
Please find street parking near the school, and consider bringing a flashlight.
Also, please be respectful of the school's neighbors, being as quiet as possible when arriving and leaving!
- Thanksgiving Schedule:
Tuesday, November 21, 7:00 p.m.: Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Dance
(Try to arrive at 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 22: Not Dancing
Bows and Beaus will not be dancing on Wednesday, November 22, Thanksgiving Eve.
Saturday, November 25: General Dance Program Dance
The Santa Clara Valley Square Dancers Association presents a
General Dance Program Dance
Saturday, November 25, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
St. Andrews Church, 4111 Alma Street, Palo Alto.
Square Dance Attire Optional!
Solos and Couples Welcome!
- Wednesday, November 29: Fifth Wednesday Party
- On Wednesday, November 29, Bows & Beaus will be attending a Fifth Wednesday Party hosted by the Krazy Dazys.
- 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.