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.
Both singles and couples are welcome at our classes, and you may attend either with or without a partner!
Because of uncertainty regarding the duration of the pandemic,
we do not yet know when classes can resume. We are monitoring the situation, and will post information
here when more is known. We'd be happy to add you to an email list to receive notification about our next class --
just send us a message telling how to
Where Do We Dance?
Both the class and club dance at:
- Loyola Elementary School
- 770 Berry Avenue
Los Altos, CA
Click for map.
See Club News, below,
for pandemic-related changes!
- 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!
2021 DANCE CANCELLED
in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
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 has been regretfully necessary to cancel both the 2020 and the 2021 dances.
Please stay healthy and join us in looking forward to square dancing in the future!
- Dancing has returned to Loyola School on Wednesdays
- Bows & Beaus has returned to dancing at Loyola School 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.
- Virtual Square Dancing
- With the shut down of most dancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic,
the Santa Clara Valley Square Dancers Association has provided a description and links for Virtual Square Dancing.
- 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.
- 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.