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. Our membership consists of gay, straight, couples and singles. Everyone Welcome, come visit!

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


Blue Class Graduation with Harlan Kerr! Come join our new dancers to celebrate this achievement and for fun and frivolity!

This Wednesday, April 15, 7 p.m.



Picnic & Prominade

August 23, 2015, 2:30 - 5:30

St. Paschal Baylon Church
3700 Dorisa Avenue, Oakland

Mainstream, Plus & Advanced Levels

Caller: TBA



Oaktown 8s Welcomes Harlan Kerr

Harlan will start calling at O8s starting February 4 as the clubs regular caller. He is probably the busiest caller in the bay area booked practically every night, so we are delighted he was willing to take on one more. He comes with over 30 years experience calling and is a member of the Gay Callers Association and Callerlab.

IAGSDC Winter 2015 Newsletter HERE

GDP (Mainstream/Plus) Call List here:

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

Friday, TBD


Caller: TBD

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


Oakland Dance Center
200 Grand Ave, Oakland

Free Parking No Partner Required $7-10 donation

Abstract Math Concepts Spring to Life at UC Square Dancing Club

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


Our club is celebrating 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.