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.
|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|
|Kurt Golhardt||Mike Luna|
For an example of modern square dancing, here are two videos to watch: