Santa Clara Valley Square Dancers Association

PO Box 61442     Sunnyvale  CA 94088-1442
A member of the California Council of Square Dancers
President:  Mary Jane Wegener  

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Next General Dance
Saturday - 1 October

Caller: Jim Osborne

Alternating SSD and Plus

St. Andrews Church
4111 Alma Street
Palo Alto


Fifth Saturday

Whing Ding
Saturday - 5 November
Presidents Ball

Jim Osborne
Tork Clark
Bob Elling
Sandi Kremer
Arlene Scallon

St. Andrews Church
4111 Alma Street
Palo Alto


Try Square Dancing!
Intro sessions and beginner classes coming up soon.

What is square dancing?
Intro with Videos

Stanford Quads
Class starting 2 October

Top Ten Callers

(presented in reverse alphabetical order by last name)
Bill van Melle
Mike Pogue
Jim Osborne
Harlan Kerr
Kurt Gollhardt
Mary Gingell
Rob French
Keith Ferguson
Joe Dehn
Tork Clark

By vote of members of SCVSDA clubs; announced at the Running Bear dance 21 May 2022.

Virtual Dancing
Explanation and Listings
64th Annual
(original dates 2-4 October 2020)
Unfortunately, it continues to be necessary to postpone this event. We hope to be able to hold it some time in the future, but details have not yet been set.


Upcoming Events

The Santa Clara Valley, at the south end of San Francisco Bay, is the home of many square dance clubs and features special square dance events almost every weekend. Our calendar lists special evening/one-day events in and near our area, along with selected longer events elsewhere that are likely to be of interest to our members.

Most of the events listed here are intended for people who already have some experience with square dancing. For information about upcoming introductory sessions and classes, visit our intro page.

Note: Although most regular square dance activities were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, some clubs continued by offering "virtual dancing" using Zoom (for more information about this see the virtual dancing page), and most clubs have now started in-person dancing again. In-person dance sessions may be at a different location or on a different schedule than before the pandemic (and in some cases NOT necessarily what is listed here as their regular location/schedule), and a few are "by invitation only". Most clubs in this area are also limiting participation to "fully-vaccinated" dancers. For details of current arrangements please contact the particular club.


1 October
SCVSDA General Dance [SSD, P]
7:30-10:30pm St. Andrews Church, 4111 Alma Street, Palo Alto

2 October
SCVCA General Meeting
1:00-4:00pm online (Zoom)

2 October
Stanford Quads Start of Beginner Class
6:30-8:30pm Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Avenue, Portola Valley

8 October
Singles and Pairs Harvest Square Dance
6:30-7:00pm Advanced; 7:00-10:00pm SSD, Mainstream, Plus Monroe Hall, 1400 College Avenue, Santa Rosa

8 October
Swinging 21ers Benefit Hoedown, Ghost Riders Band cancelled
7:30pm pre-rounds; 8:00-10:30pm squares w/rounds Elks Lodge, 38991 Farwell Drive, Fremont

14 October
Advanced Squares
7:30pm pre-rounds; 7:45-10:00pm A-2 w/rounds Warm Springs Community Center, 47300 Fernald Street, Fremont

15 October
Lucky Steppers Oktoberfest [SSD, Plus, Advanced, C-1, Rounds]
12:30pm-10:00pm Murphy Park, 250 N. California Avenue, Sunnyvale

21-23 October
ASDSC Harvest Hoedown
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, Yuba City

For more information visit the SCVSDA Calendar pages.

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Last Updated 7 September 2022