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!!!!!        NEW!
For our Friday PLUS dances
we welcome
Brian and Amy Crawford,
callers for the 2014 – 2015 season.

   NEW!
Round dancing at Mississippi Squares
Monday evenings
with Jean and Don Cingen,

cuers for the 2014 – 2015 season.

       

 




Want to have a better understanding of the square dance moves? Check out the Dance Move Animations.

Looking for a list of square dance calls?
Check out the Caller Lab Dance Program.
Monday Evenings
Round Dancing, Phase II, for both beginner and experienced dancers
Cuer: Jean and Don Clingen 

  

Tuesday Evenings
Basic and Mainstream Square Dance teach and dancing
Caller: Brian and Amy Crawford

  

Friday Evenings
Plus level teach and dancing
Caller: Brian and Amy Crawford


Sqare Dancing


You are Invited to our Open House Square Dances!

Dance classes are starting!  Click here for our 2014 - 2015 program flyer. (pdf)

Teaching for new dancers Tuesday evenings during Fall and Winter beginning Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Introductory FREE Open House

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 – 7:30 – 10pm
Tuesday, September 16, 2013 – 6:30 – 9:30 pm – with a Chili Supper provided

Location: Brunton Hall, Blacks Corners    Click here for directions

For information, call
613-592-0962 or 613-253-5364


If you are interested in a Round-Dance Beginner's Class,
our Monday evening round dances starting September 15 are just for you! No previous dancing experience is needed. Please call for information, or just come out on September 15.


  • New and regular visitors are always welcome.
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The Mississippi Squares is built on fun and fellowship, with an active community involvement. It is a member of the Eastern Ontario Square and Round Dance Association (EOSARDA). The square dance program follows the Modern Western Square Dancing definitions as described by Callerlab at three skill levels: Basic, Mainstream and Plus. The round-dance program follows the choreographed ballroom style of dancing as defined by the International Association of Round Dance Teachers — Roundalab. These styles of dancing are popular worldwide.

The club is very active in dance lessons and the recruitment of new dancers at the basic level for both square and round dancing. To this end, the format on Tuesday nights is one of alternating Basic-Teach, Mainstream-Teach and Full-Mainstream tips. Tuesday dances are always located at Brunton Hall. We regularly have 5 – 6 squares dancing.
Come out for a great evening!

The immediate integration of new dance classes with the mainstream group has, since its inception, proven to be very beneficial for new dancers. We have a dynamic weekly dance program with a top caller and cuer – both for beginners and experience dancers. For learning, all steps are taught at a comfortable rate and in a logical sequence

We are based in Carleton Place, Ontario, and draw our membership from the surrounding area including Smiths Falls, Almonte, Carp, Arnprior, Pakenham, Kanata, Stittsville, Richmond, Munster and Lanark.  We are only a short drive from Ottawa.

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The Monday evening round dance is an ideal way to socialize with other active couples — either as beginning dancers wanting to learn the round-dance steps — or as experienced dancers wanting to brush up on your dancing skills and enjoy and evening of dance. The teaching approach combines the Phase I positions with Phase II steps in a way that you can progress through the new dance skills with your partner in a natural progression to learn new dances more quickly.

If you are familiar with ballroom dancing, you will recognize many of the steps. Some feel that our round-dance program is more appealing because the cuer can lead you through interesting combinations of steps that are not practical to remember yourself while dancing.

Square dancing at the Plus level is held regularly on Friday evenings with a Full-Plus program and Plus-Teach reviews. Experienced PLUS dancers enjoy the fast pace of our Full-Plus tips as well as the teaching reviews. If you have not danced for a while, you will especially enjoy the Plus-Teach reviews.
You can call ahead to verify the dance location for the Friday dances, but this is not always necessary.

Are you an active square or round dancer visiting the Carleton Place or Ottawa area?  We would like to invite you to our dances and workshops.  See our dance schedule.  Many of our dancers are couples, but you don't need to bring a partner.

Our dancers are regular visitors at other clubs in the area.
Up-to-date information about square dancing in the area is at the list of Square Dance Clubs at EOSARDA.

 

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Updated July 21, 2014

 
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