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 fortunate to have 6 other gay and lesbian local square dance clubs to join for dances and events held just about every week. For an example of square dancing, see the two links below.
UPCOMING CLASSES & DANCE PROGRAMS
RED CLASS PHASE 2
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 2, 9 - This class covers the remainder of Mainstream calls and a few of the most common Plus calls (GDP list).
RED CLASS PHASE 3
Mar 30, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, May 18 - Open - This class will finish the entire Plus list
RED CLASS GRADUATION
May 25 - at Plus level
The cost of the classes will be $50 for each session. To encourage people to take both phases, we offer a discount - $85 for the two classes. We very much hope that ALL of our new dancers will want to sign up for both classes.
Always check the calendar on this website for all other dance dates and events.
Announcing Oaktown 8's Annual
With Caller Rich Reel
Live Music by Swingularity!
Sunday April 3, 2016
Lake Merritt Dance Center (Veterans Building) Lounge
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 94610
Mainstream, Plus & Advanced Levels
September Red Class Phase I - Syllabus Here
Reasons People Love Square Dancing:
No Partner Required
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
Join Oaktown 8’s Square Dance Club for a TGIF evening of square dancing
Level: Floor Level (Mainstream, Plus, A1/A2)
Oakland Dance Center
200 Grand Ave, Oakland
Free Parking No Partner Required $7-10 donation
For an example of modern square dancing, here are two videos to watch: