Stanford Quads

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Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA

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Started: 1983

Admitted to IAGSDC: n/a

Status: Active

History: The Stanford Quads was conceived in the summer of 1983. It was patterned somewhat after MIT's Tech Squares, a club Victoria Pigman (now Gilbert) had belonged to. Victoria spent many hours over that summer convincing John Sybalsky to teach a beginners class, which started in October, 1983. That season saw a second class in the Spring, and since then we have run a new class every Autumn, making the current one our fourteenth. We used to dance in the Old Union ballroom on the Stanford campus, but we lost that hall in the Pretty Big Quake of '89. We also used to be an official ASSU-affiliated organization, but now we're an independent anarchy.

Our name, "Stanford Quads," was chosen by a vote in early 1984. The only close runner-up was "Cardinal Squares" We commissioned Scott Kim to do the logo that you see on the red club badges.


Club Caller[s]: Harlan Kerr, Bill van Melle

Levels: Plus

Dance Location[s]: Ladera Community Church

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