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.
|Stanford Quads Challenging Plus Hoedown, September 24|
|The annual West Coast A&C Fly-In Patch the Bay Bridge September 30 - October 2|
|The Smorgasbord of Callers(a selection of folks who've recently attended a caller school) Friday, Oct. 21 A fund raiser for the All Join Hands|
|The Oaktown 8s Homecoming Dance All members, former members, graduates, students, visitors welcome! Friday, Oct. 26|
For an example of modern square dancing, here are two videos to watch: