Elks 'N' Does Square Dance Club

The Elks 'N' Does dance PLUS level on Thursdays 7:00-9:30 pm at the Elks Lodge in Alameda, CA, USA. We have several callers who call for us each month.

Mission: To help spread the joy of Modern Western Square dancing to dancers of all ages.

[05/08/19]   We are all excited about Golden State! I hope you plan to attend with us.

[04/12/19]   Another chance for a 2-2-2 Dance tomorrow night at Lake Merritt Veterans’ Building. Tomorrow will feature Kurt Gollhardt with 3 up and coming new callers. Don’t miss it!!!!

[02/04/19]   Thank you to everyone who participated in our 5th Thursday! We had 5 squares and a ton of fun!

[01/16/19]   We are dancing tomorrow night. Come join us at the beautiful Alameda Elks Lodge.

[01/12/19]   Come out and 💃🏾 dance with us tonight at the beautiful Lake Merritt Veterans Building !

[01/02/19]   Happy New Year to all our friends and Square Dance family!

[12/21/18]   Elks N Does wishes you and your loved ones peace and joy this holiday season.

[12/13/18]   Don’t let the beautiful weather fool you, Christmas is just around the corner.

[12/06/18]   It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Happy Holidays everyone.

[11/23/18]   Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

[11/16/18]   Happy Thanksgiving!
The Elks n Does will be dark next week, of course.

Fall is upon us and the Elks n Does wish you and your family a love filled Thanksgiving.

[10/14/18]   Elks ‘N’Does and Oaktown 8s had such a fun Friday night dance. There were great dancers, good snacks and excellent callers.

[10/03/18]   Lots of dancing to look forward to this weekend. There’s Jubilee in San Jose and the Clutch Busters Barn Dance in Martinez. I hope to see you out there dancing 💃🏾.

[09/03/18]   Happy Labor Day! The end of summer is upon us. It’s nice we have the Stars and Stripes Hoedown Sept 9th to continue celebrating.

[08/14/18]   USA West is coming up this weekend. It’s going to be a n exciting and entertaining time. See you all there.

[07/30/18]   Thank you Oaktown 8s for the fun and delicious dance 💃🏾 Saturday.

[07/23/18]   The Elks N’ Does had a fun time Saturday night dancing to Scott and Erin Byars at the Roadrunners 50th Anniversary Dance. We even won the coffee!

[07/11/18]   We are having a fun summer. We danced at the fair and have Club right every Thursday.

[05/19/18]   Less than a week to go! See you all in Lodi.

[05/02/18]   We are preparing for Golden State in Lodi. It will be nice to see so many dancers 💃🏾 we haven’t seen in a while.

Thank you Oaktown 8s. The Elks n Does had such a fun afternoon at your Tea Dance.

[04/11/18]   Thank you to all the people and clubs who attended our 5th Thursday celebration. A good time was had by all!

We hope you will join us!

[09/14/17]   It's that time of the month again - the second Thursday - so it's party night tonight! :-)


Square dance club hopes to teach community a few steps

www.turlockjournal.com For 63 years, the Turlock Steppin Pards have do-si-do’d around the city, keeping the American tradition of square dancing alive through exciting dance steps ...

Northern California Square Dancers Association

Only 35 days until Golden State Round Up!!! Make your hotel reservations here: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=14107000
Dance, Dine, and sleep under one roof!

Spread the word!

Spread the word both far and wide that Today's Square Dancing may not be what you think!


[02/25/16]   Our new dancers are doing really well and learning fast.

[11/05/15]   Just a reminder -- we are back to our usual location (2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda) and time (7:00 PM) tonight!

[10/26/15]   Just a reminder -- this week is Fifth Thursday, and those already at Plus Level will be dancing at Skirts and Flirts (1074 B Street, Hayward, CA). Unfortunately for our newest dancers, the other clubs there don't have any new dancers of their own this year. The next Fifth Thursday (not counting New Year's Eve, when all of our clubs will be dark) will be March 31st, and all our new dancers will be welcome at Keeway Swingers in Fremont (Niles District).


Square dancers have happy feet

This is a great article that covers all the benefits of Square Dancing.

columbian.com The name of the club is Happy Hoppers, and in Danny Williamson's case, it is literally true. You can't miss the way Williamson adds his own gleeful bobs and bounces, struts and skips to the

Our new dancer class starts in just 2 more days!

Reminder: The Elks 'N' Does 25th Anniversary Hoedown is this Saturday...

Square Dance USA

Spread the word both far and wide that Today's Square Dancing may not be what you think!


Knothead Jamboree - held every Labor Day Weekend in West Yellowstone, MT

Looks like fun! Sorry we missed it!

Square Dancing to "Elvira" in the Union Pacific Dining Hall at the 60th Knothead Jamboree in West Yellowstone, MT. Tony Oxindine, Justin Russell and Hunter Keller calling. 38 squares in attendance. September 6, 2015

We hope you can join us for our 25th Anniversary dance!


$15 for $30 Worth of dance classes at Elks 'N' Does Square Dance club

Trying Groupon for our New Dancer class this year

groupon.com From the merchant: Modern Square Dancing offers fun, diverse music, great social interaction, physical exercise, and mental stimulation.


Square dancing club keeps twirling in San Rafael

Nice article about the Tam Twirlers:

marinij.com Just as they do every Wednesday night at the Marin Rod and Gun Club in San Rafael, the Tam Twirlers square dancers gathered on the dance floor, in groups of eight, and waited for the music to start.

[07/24/15]   Next Thursday is Fifth Thursday, and it's our turn to host it. Skirts 'n' Flirts, Keeway Swingers, and Cactus Corners dancers (and their callers) will be joining us from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Hope to see you there!

[05/23/15]   2012 Golden State Roundup is underway and what a blast!!! Food, callers, good friends!


10 Ways Dance Strengthens the Brain

So go dance, people!

nicabm.com Highighting the reasons dance is an effective intervention for neurological and brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease

Go Dance!


Square Dance Styling for Comfortable Dancing II

The proper handhold in an Ocean Wave

Proper handholds in Ocean Waves including how to handle dancers who don't know the proper handholds. Excellent for all square dancers, new and experienced

[01/09/15]   First New dancer class tonight! Come if you can...

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