Although most square dancing is shut down,
here is information on
Virtual Square Dancing
provided by the SCVSDA.
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 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!
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!
- Club & Class Dances SUSPENDED
- Bows & Beaus Club and Class dancing has been temporarily suspended because
of concerns over the COVID-19 virus. Plans will be revisited as more information becomes available, and this web
page will be updated. PLEASE NOTE: Many other groups are also cancelling their activities, so you may want to
verify the situation with the activity sponsor before attending.
- Ice Cream Fling Thing!
- The 2021 Ice Cream Fling Thing has been cancelled
because of concerns over the COVID-19 virus.
- 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.
- DBD Plus Workshop
- This "Dancing by Definition" (DBD) workshop is conducted during the third and fourth tips
of most club dance nights.
- 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.