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