Bows & Beaus Square Dance Club
Celebrating 58 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 next class begins
Monday, January 17, 2022
in Los Altos!

Why not join us?

Our next class will be on Monday evenings beginning January 17, 2022, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Loyola Elementary School, 770 Berry Avenue, Los Altos, CA. This hall can be easily accessed from I-280 via the Magdalena Avenue exit (see map). The classes on January 17 and 24 are FREE! ($7 per person per class thereafter). Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination required!

Because of ongoing pandemic-related uncertainty, please continue to check this website to confirm the start date and for any further updates. You are also welcome to send us a message telling us how to contact you with updated information.

Both singles and couples are welcome, and you may attend either with or without a partner!

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.

IMPORTANT: See Club News, below, for pandemic-related changes!

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 9:30 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!

Videos from Past Dances

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 in June. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was regretfully necessary to cancel both the 2020 and the 2021 dances. Please stay healthy and join us in looking forward to the return of this dance in the future!

Club News

Dancing has returned on Wednesdays
Bows & Beaus has returned to dancing on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Because of the pandemic, the following special requiremets are in effect:
  • All attendees must be fully vaccinated. Those who have not previously submitted proof of vaccination, must present proof the first time they attend.
  • All attendees must wear masks while indoors. All dancing will stop if anyone removes their mask.
  • To eat or drink, go outside.
  • Members choosing to resume indoor dancing are reminded to pay their club dues. Those not yet ready may remain on a pandemic-related Leave of Absence.
  • Guests are welcome if they meet the above conditions and pay the guest fee.
Review the Calls
The following may be helpful to those wishing to review the Basic, Mainstream, and Plus calls in preparation for the resumption of dancing.
SaddleBrooke Squares Videos

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

Forms and Information
Obtain forms to Apply for Membership, Request a Leave of Absence (2 to 6 months), Change Information (address, telephone, e-mail, or emergency contact), or Request Reimbursement. A copy of the Bylaws is also available.
Forms and Documents

Class News

New Class Starts Monday, January 17, 2022
Our next class will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2022, at Loyola School in Los Altos. However, because of continuing uncertainty over the COVID-19 situation, continue to check this website to confirm the start date. Please tell your friends! Better yet, bring your friends!
Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination required!
Flyer (PDF)

Dance Schedule

Club Dance Schedule
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: November 27, 2021
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