Mississippi Squares Dance Club
in 1986, the club is based in the friendly town of Carleton
Place, Ontario at the junction of Highways 7 and 15 some 40
km to the south-west of Ottawa (see map on LOCATION
page), and derives it's name from the nearby Mississippi
Lake. Our regular
dancing location is the Brunton Community Hall, just south
of Carleton Place. The Mississippi Squares currently has one
of the largest memberships in the Eastern
Ontario Square and Round Dancing Association (EOSARDA).
The club teaches modern
square dancing, and is very active in the recruitment
of new dancers.To this end the format on Tuesday nights is
one of alternating Basic
and Mainstream tips with our caller Brain and Amy Crawford. The
immediate integration of new
dancers with the Mainstream group has, since it's inception,
proven to be very successful in the retention of new dancers. Plus
dancing is held regularly on Friday nights with our G.C. and
E.L.F. (Gentleman Caller and Elegant Lady Friend) Graham and
club hosts an open dance each year, see the current Special
Events Schedule, conducts training
workshops, demonstrations and also partakes in banner
napping among clubs in the area of eastern Ontario.
in local activities
is a club feature with demonstrations at summer and fall fairs,
senior's residences, community centers and local schools. Club
members also participate in parades where dancing on a horse-drawn
float is a test of one's dancing skills and balance.
are welcome. Please stop by if you are in the area.
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