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 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.

Announcements & Events
Oaktown 8s General Membership Meeting May 17, 2017
This is your chance to learn where the club is and where it is going and to give your input to your board.
The meeting is usually very brief and informative. It will be about halfway through the evening.
Stumptown Stomp
Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, 2017
Callers: Gary Monday and Buddy Weaver also Tom Kaiser
Levels: Mainstream, Plus, A2 and C1

If you're interested in car pooling please send an e-mail to Jim
Oaktown 8s Tea Dance
big "Thank You" to all the dancers and to Eric for fun time!
See the photo album here.
Sunday April 2
Eric Henerlau calling Mainstream, Plus and A2
Lake Merritt Dance Center Lounge
200 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610

IAGSDC 2017 Palm Springs Swing & Mix

Our Club Callers
Kurt Golhardt Mike Luna

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 celebrating our 12th Anniversary in the Fall of 2016. 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.