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
Elks 'n' Does Holiday Party
The Elks 'n' Does of Alameda have cordially invited us to their Holiday Party to be held Thursday December 8 at 7 pm. The Elks 'n' Does dance at the Elk's Lodge at 2255 Santa Clara St.
Holiday Party and Toy Drive

Wednesday, Dec. 14
Bring a gift for Children's Hospital
Squareoling in the Castro

Sunday, Dec. 18
Square dancing to holiday songs in various public locations around the Castro
We are dancing every Wednesday in December

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.