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Square dancers enjoy mid-season shindig in Carleton Place
Click on photo to see the complete article and more photos from the 2015 Halfway Dance.  - Thanks to the Canadian Gazette

Bring-a-Friend Night
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Open House
Introduction to Square Dancing
Come out and join us for a fun free evening of dancing, laughter and friendship.
No dancing experience or partner necessary.

Brunton Hall
Click here for the flyer. Adobe


Improve your Mainstream
Spring Workshop
Starting May 4, 2014



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

Looking for a list of square dance calls?
Check out the Caller Lab Dance Program.
Monday Evenings
Round Dancing, Phase II, teach/dance for both first-year and experienced dancers
Cuers: Jean and Don Clingin 

Click here
for the Round Dance program.

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


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

Sqare Dancing

You are Invited to our Square Dances and Round Dances!
Come out to our Round dances on Monday evenings,
our Mainstream/Basic dances on Tuesday evenings
or our Plus dances on Friday evenings.

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

If you are interested in a Round-Dance Refresher, for brushing up your dance steps,
our Monday-evening round dances are just for you!

Dancing is at St. Mary Catholic School in Carleton Place
with easy-rounds first-year teach in Waltz and Two-Step, and
a few tips for more experience dancers.
Click here for the Round-Dance details describing the current winter Teach/Dancing program.

  • New and regular visitors are always welcome.
  • Friendship Bear Freddy's exciting trip to Florida in 2009.   Read all about it

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! We are planning a spring Improve-your-Mainstream workshop. If you are dancing at the Mainstream or Plus levels, you don't want to miss this one!

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.


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

If you are familiar with ballroom dancing, you will recognize many of the steps. Many feel that our round-dance program is more appealing and exciting because the cuer can lead you through interesting and smooth-flowing 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 onthe list of Square Dance Clubs at EOSARDA.


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Updated March 28, 2015

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