The spot: Bows & Beaus, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 20, Loyola Elementary School, 770 Berry Ave., Los Altos

The vibe: Zumba and twerking may come and go, but square dancing, our nation's unofficial folk dance, has survived a few centuries and a western makeover. Still, something tells us you've never attempted it. Well, now's your chance. At the weekly Bows & Beaus, a square-dancing club celebrating 50 years, caller Keith Ferguson leads four couples through a complex system of steps, all to a toe-tapping, thigh-slapping beat. Build brain power while swinging your partner round and round in that prairie skirt. Sign up with the club and receive invites to hoedowns, festivals, and square-dancing-theme excursions. Cowboy boots not required.

Details: Open to singles and couples. Participants may register and dance at the first two classes in January for free; after that the class fee is $5 a person. www.bowsandbeaus.org.

For the couple who: Wants to make a circle of friends while dancing in a square.

-- Jessica Yadegaran, Staff

Got a suggestion for a place or activity that would make a great date night? Send it to jyadegaran@bayareanewsgroup.com with "date night" in the subject line.



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