Katydids Square Dance Club


Our club caller is Jim Osborne

Dance Times and Location

We will be dark on the following Dates:

May 19 , May 26, and June 2
Hope to see you on June 9 when we will be back to Dancing again

Fridays 7:00 to 9:30


3090 Homestead Road

Santa Clara, CA 95051

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Jim Osbourne - Club Caller

All Plus level Dancers are invited to come and dance with us on Fridays.

We are currently doing a Dance workshop on Friday nights



About our club

We are a Friendly club and everyone is welcome to come and Square dance with us on friday nights. We make sure that everyone gets to dance. Guests are always welcome.

Normal dress code is square dance attire, however it is not required. Club attire (Wear Green) is encouraged on club party nights (normally on the third Friday of the month).

Katydids is a membership run club. The club is administered by a board of directors on behalf of the membership. The board is elected annually by the membership.

A Copy of the Katydids Membership Application and Bylaws are available as a PDF download file here or they are available on club nights from any board member. You will need Adobe Reader to open the PDF files.

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bulletYou can download the Katydids Membership Application PDF file here.

bulletYou can download the Club Inventory PDF file here.

bulletYou can download the January 2023 Chirper PDF file here.

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Club History
Past callers were Ed Sanders (1961-1962), Kenny Steen (1962-1978), Bill Davis (1978-1995) and Harold Fleeman (1995-2005).

Come back to 1961 and a square dance club called the Twirling Sands. Named after the club caller Ed Sanders, the club met on Thursday nights. Several members were having difficulty attending on a regular basis, so they decided to form a Friday night club.

The group looked around for a place to dance. The clubhouse at Bowers Park in Santa Clara was available on Friday nights. One of the Twirling Sands' founders and members, Kenny Steen, had recently graduated from callers' school and had started calling at area dances. Soon he was recruited to call. They elected a slate of officers, held their first class of seven squares and were on their way to official clubdom. After the class graduated and another slate of officers was elected, the members decided to make it "legal" with a club name and logo. How does Moonlighter, Crazy Crickets or Cute Cats sound?

Picture this: a warm summer night, sitting in the park, folks discussing possible club names and suddenly a shrill scream! Lorraine Willes with the "never-out-of-place" hairdo jumped up and was frantically pulling at her hair. A huge insect had fallen from the tree into her hair. "Katydid" was the scream and a club name was born.

1961 is when the group started dancing. 1962 is the official date of the club's formation when the bylaws was adopted, a club name and logo were selected and the club was registered with "official" square dancing organizations.

For more information

Jim Osborne
(Club Caller)
Stephanie Stevens
408 871-9525
Janna Standridge
408 371-4069

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