Oakland, California


Thank you for visiting the Oaktown 8's website to learn about modern square dancing. Our club serves the community of Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, Hayward, Fremont, Richmond, Orinda, and the SF East Bay Area. We were founded as a gay square dance club under the umbrella of the International Association of Gay Square Dancers, but we welcome all - gay, straight, couples and singles. You can dance "boy" or "girl" or both.

Please check out our website or go right to the CLASSES and CALENDAR/SCHEDULE sections to see details of our upcoming events.

Oaktown 8s is more than just a dance club, we have social events as well and are open to hosting more. For an example of square dancing, see the two links below.

Announcements & Events

Join Oaktown 8’s Square Dance Club for a TGIF evening of square dancing

Friday, November 20, 2015


Caller: Michael Levy

Level: Floor Level (Mainstream, Plus, A1/A2)


Oakland Dance Center
200 Grand Ave, Oakland

Free Parking No Partner Required $7-10 donation

September Red Class Phase I - Syllabus Here

Reasons People Love Square Dancing:

No Partner Required

Casual Dress

Meet New People

Easy To Learn (Move up to more challenging levels at your own pace)

Great Exercise and Stress Relief

Dance To All Kinds of Music

IAGSDC 2017 Palm Springs Swing & Mix convention website: http://palmsprings2017.org/main/index.php

Abstract Math Concepts Spring to Life at UC Square Dancing Club

For an example of modern square dancing, here are two videos to watch:

Tech Squares Patter Call

Tech Squares Singing Call


Our club is celebrated our 10th Anniversary in the Fall of 2014. Our membership is comprised with people whose experience ranges from new dancers through Advanced and various Challenge levels. We dance to floor level (a mixture of Mainstream and Plus, depending on the status of the current or most recent class), with Advanced tips, depending on the floor level. See "About Us" for more history and to join our friends of O8 email list.