Club Description

The Buttons & Bows Square Dance club exists to provide physical activity and camaraderie for people in the north Orange County, CA area through square dancing.

We host classes for new dancers (September through May), workshops for dancers who have completed a plus level dance class (June through August), and dances (mainstream and plus) for dancers throughout the year. Members of other clubs and classes are welcome.

For more information, please contact Bert Bonem at 714-683-8275 or

Dancing Makes You Smarter

The article, Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter, Longer. describes a 21-year study that examines the benefits dancing has on mental acuity in aging.

Upcoming Events/News

See the dances and visitations pages for dance details.

  • January 26 – America’s Funniest Video Fundraiser.  Check-in at 10:30, taping from 12:30-2:30pm.  Manhattan Beach Studios. Sign-up sheet at class.  Guests are welcome 18 years or older. Contact Kevin to RSVP or if you have questions.
    Please note there is a DRESS CODE: The studio audience at AFV appears on camera, so please dress appropriately. For Men: Shirts with collars and dress slacks. Ties and jackets are optional… but preferred. For Women: Pant suits, dresses, skirts or slacks with dress blouses. Please, NO jeans, t-shirts, solid white shirts, tank tops, hats or clothing with large photos, words or logos that may appear on camera.
  • The 2019 dance schedule has been posted on the Dances page.
  • IMPORTANT: Club and class members, be sure to add to your email address book to prevent email updates from being blocked by your email provider!