About Oaktown 8s and the New Dancer Program
Starting Feb. 4, 2017, running for 12 weeks with additional introductory sessions
Oaktown 8s is one of the Modern Square Dance groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are Oakland's friendly, local, gay, straight and otherwise welcoming club. We belong to an international association of gay and lesbian square dance groups, the IAGSADC and welcome everyone who would like to joins us in enjoying Modern Square Dancing.
The aim of the new dancer program is to equip the folks who attend to enjoy Modern Square Dancing. The program will cover all the calls of the Mainstream (first two sections) and Plus (third section) levels. A dancer who has completed the program will be able to dance at events around the Bay Area and around the world.
The dancing and instruction will take place on Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 starting Feb. 4, 2017 in the Multipurpose Room of the Lake Merritt Dance Center. The address is
There will be will be three no-cost, no-experience-needed introductory/party/meet and greet sessions. These fun sessions are scheduled for 7:00-9:00 Wednesday, January 18 and January 25 in Hall 2 at the Lake Merrit Dance Center and Saturday, January 28 from 1:00 to 3:00 in the Multipurpose Room. New or experienced, singles, couples or otherwise, everybody's welcome.
About square dancing in the Bay Area and the world
- What should I expect from the New Dancer Program?
- What happens at a square dance?
- Where can I see square dance animations?
- What calls have been taught so far?
- Where can I view videos of calls being taught and demonstrated?
- Where can I see written definitions of calls?
- Where can I learn square dance jargon?
- What is the etiquette of square dancing?
- What is Mainstream? Plus? Levels and Lists?
- What's going on with Oaktown 8s?
- What's different about gay square dancing?
Contact Oaktown 8s