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Upcoming Club Events

Current Dance Schedule

Club Demos


Plans for Westboro Fuse are still not finalized by the event’s organizing committee. Stay tuned for more information but looking like it may be the third weekend of August this year

Carlingwood Mall Demo: No first date yet. We will keep you posted. This is usually a full day event so lots of dancers are needed to outreach to new members.

Summer Dancing


BASIC – Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. May 9,16,30 / June 6,20 / July 11,18, 25 / Aug 1,8,15,22
Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Rd., Ottawa
Caller: Wendy VanderMeulen
$7 per person per night (or $75 for the whole session)
Contact: wendyv@sympatico.ca or 613-987-2711

MAINSTREAM - Tuesdays, 8:00-9:30 p.m. May 9,16,30 / June 6,20 / July 11,18, 25 / Aug 1,8,15,22
Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Rd., Ottawa
Caller: Wendy VanderMeulen
$7 per person per night (or $75 for the whole session)
(come out for Basic – be an Angel! - 6:30-8:00, at no extra cost ?)
Contact: wendyv@sympatico.ca or 613-987-2711

BASIC, MAINSTREAM AND PLUS – Wednesdays in May – 7:00 to 9:30
Harbour Lites will continue their regular club dancing. Everyone welcome!
Presbyterian Church, Center & Dibble Streets, Prescott
Caller: John Charman

IMPROVE YOUR MAINSTREAM – Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 3 to June 7, 2017
Brunton Community Hall, Carleton Place
Caller: Brian and Amy Crawford
$40.00 per person for six sessions – Dancers should have completed Mainstream

PLUS – Mondays, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. May 8,15,22 / June 5,12,26 / July 10,17,24,31 / Aug 7,14,21
Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Rd., Ottawa
Callers: John Charman and Wendy VanderMeulen
$7 per person per night (or $75 for the whole session)
Contact: Wendy VanderMeulen at 613-987-2711 or wendyv@sympatico.ca

PLUS TEACH – Two day crash course: Saturday, May 20 (9-5pm) & Sunday, May 21 (10-4pm)
Cornwall Senior Citizens Club, 119 Pitt St., Cornwall, ON. K6J 3P5
Caller: Don Moger
Contact: Avena Smolkin - 514-744-6097 or avena@videotron.ca $35 per person for the complete teaching of Plus Level (See eodance.ca for details)

Summer Dances


Lots of summer dance opportunities. Take a minute to check all of your options at eodance.ca/events. Enjoy the great weather to travel to new clubs and have fun dancing with other enthusiastic square dancers. Below are just a few opportunities. See eodance.ca for details.

April

Mississippi Squares 30th Birthday Party – April 29 – 7:00-9:30 pm – Carleton Place
Contact: Betty Goodwin at 613-256-0551

May

Swing into Spring – May 5, 6, 7 – Prescott
Contact: Don and Jean Clingin 613-989-3194 take-a-step@xplornet.com

Mother’s Day Dance –May 7 – Prescott
Contact: Gerald & Marlene Casselman 613-652-4232, Helen MacCallum 613-933-4052

August

Summer Magic – Plus and higher levels August 25, 26, 27 – Nav Centre – Cornwall
Contact: Avena Smolkin - 514-744-6097 or avena@videotron.ca

Local Events of Interest

Upcoming Dance opportunities from EOSARDA

Past Events

October 2016

Napanee Pioneers celebrated their 50th Anniversary

April 2016

April 29, 30, May 1, 2016 Swing Into Spring, South Grenville District High School

January 2016

January 7-April 29, 2016 Round Dancing with Round Tuits Phases 2-3-4. St Mark's Anglican Church February 2016

6thFrosty Fling at St. Patrick's High School

19thOpen House

December 2015

15th Christmas Party.

November 2015

Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 17th and 19th

Silent Auction.

Nov. 22nd

Tartans and Kilts dance in Cornwall

November 28th

High Energy Square Dance

Nov. 3rd and 5thClothing Sale.

Nov. 7th Food Bank Benefit Dance, Prescott. Bring non-perishable food item.

October 2015

Oct. 9th-11th Caller School, 250 Commercial Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. Information: wendyv@sympatico.ca

Oct. 10th Basic Day of Square Dancing. St Paul's Church, 800 twelfth St E, Cornwall, Ontario, 10:00-8:00. Information: Teresa Macinnis 613-931-7091

Oct. 16th Fall for Andy in Napanee, Southview Public School, Napanee, 7:30-9:30 Information: DOnna 613-354-7139

Oct. 20th & 22nd Halloween Party

Oct. 25th EOSARDA 60th Anniversary Dance, Bell High School, 40 Cassidy Road, Nepean, 2:00-4:00. Information: Barb Englhart 613-692-1448

Oct. 25th Border Boosters Round and Square Dance Association Fall Fest, Church of the Resurrection, 99 Mount Pleasant Ave., Pointe-Claire, 7:30-10:30 Information: www.borderboosters.qc.ca

Oct. 30th Napanee Pioneers Bewitching Callers Showcase, Southview Public School, 18 Golf Course Lange, Napanee, 7:30-9:30 Information: Donna 613-354-7139

Sept 8 & 15, 2015
Free Open House for new dancers.

Jun 24-27 2015
The 64th National Square Dance Convention in Springfield, Mass.  Website:  http://64nsdc.org/

June 13 2015
Westfest

June 4 2015
Meri Squares Pot-luck Picnic

May 4 - July 27 2015
Summer BASIC Square Dancing

May 5 - Aug 23 2015
Summer MAINSTREAM Dancing

May 4 - June 15 2015
Improve your Mainstream

May 1-3 2015
"Swing into Spring" Dance in Prescott.

Feb 7, 2015
Frosty Fling at St. Pat's HS.
Kempville Gremlins New Years Eve Dance.

Jan 17, Feb 14, Mar 7, Apr 11 and May 9
Square Dancing for beginners 2:15 to 4:15 pm at Heron Community Centre, 1480 Heron Road

Jan 10, 2015
Mississippi Squares Halfway Dance in Carleton Place.

Dec 14, 2014
Seaway Valley (Prescott) Christmas Dance
Dancefor Basic and Mainstreamdancers at South Grenville District High School, Prescott from 2pm to 4pm.

Dec 7, 2014
Sunday 7:00-9:00 PM Tom Brown Arena, Bayview Rd Caller: Al Hipkins (from Maine)

Aug. 16th, 2014
Eighteen volunteer Meri Squares members did a demonstration of modern square dancing at the Carlingwood Mall throughout the day, which caused passing shoppers to pause and consider this interesting activity as a future pastime in their lives.

July 17-19, 2014
Meri Squares participated in Festival 2014, the 18th Canadian Square and Round Dance Convention, held this year in Ottawa. More than 1,000 dancers from several countries took part in this exciting event.

June 14, 2014
Westfest (Westboro) demonstration of modern square dancing on Richmond Road near Churchill Ave.