Jackson Claim Jumpers

About Us

One of California’s oldest and liveliest dance clubs, the Jackson Claim Jumpers were founded in 1950 and have been enjoying themselves since.  It is a club designed for singles, couples and families. Both youth and adults are welcome!


We take great pride in providing a strong teaching program for people who are new to square dancing but are eager to learn, or who have square danced before but want to polish up their skills. So even if you have never done a ”Do-Si-Do” in your life, it’s time for You to share in the fun.


14-WEEK BEGINNING CLASSES start in January, May and September.

12-WEEK PLUS CLASSES scheduled occasionally as needed.




Where:  229 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson

Amador Senior Center Hall.

Directions from the intersection of Hwy 49 & 88 in Jackson: Go east on Hwy 88, then immediately turn left onto Broadway. In one block, turn right on Water Street.  After approx. 3 blocks, Water St turns in to Court St. Continue on to the 4-way stop at New York Ranch Rd. (The County Administration will be ahead on your right.) Turn left onto New York Ranch Rd. About 500’ ahead, the driveway to the Senior Center will be on your left.


For More Information: 209-304-5780


“The dancing is so much fun and everybody is so nice. We really enjoy it, and it’s great exercise!”


“Square dancing is the highlight of our week. Such good fun, music and good people –
we will always keep going.”


Historic Jackson, CA

Jackson is located in the beautiful California Gold Country. Coming to dance with us? You can dine at a variety of eateries and stay at the historic luxury National Hotel on Jackson’s charming Main Street. Or  bring your RV/group to top-rated Jackson Rancheria Casino RV Park just 15 minutes from square dancing.


Scenic country roads, Gold Rush-era small towns and world-class Amador County wine tasting are all nearby. See www.VisitAmador.com for more on dining and lodging in the area!