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Improve your Mainstream
Spring Workshop
Starting May 4, 2014

    NEW!
For our Friday PLUS dances
we welcome
Brian and Amy Crawford.

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Round dancing Monday evenings
with Jean and Don Cingin.

Mark the
HALFWAY DANCE
on your calendar for
January 10, 2015

       

 




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 - III, for both first-year and experienced dancers
Cuers: Jean and Don Clingin 

  

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
alternating Phase II - III tips with Cha Cha and Rumba for more experience dancers. Click here for the Round-Dance details describing the winter Teach/Dancing program starting January 12.


  • 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.

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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. All dance steps are taught; no previous dancing experience is needed. The evening includes alternating Phase II - III dance 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 at the list of Square Dance Clubs at EOSARDA.

 

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Updated November 29, 2014

 
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