Welcome to Meri Squares

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New 15-week introductory session begins on January 10, 2023 with a free Kick-off Dance!

Meri Squares is currently offering a Plus Teach and full Plus dancing on Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 470 Roosevelt Ave, Ottawa. Anyone interested in learning Plus or just enjoying an evening of full Plus dancing is welcome to join us. $120 for 15-week session or $10 nightly.

For our full SSD members, please join the new 15-week SSD program starting Tuesday, January 17 at J.A. Dulude Arena, 941 Clyde Avenue, Ottawa. We would love to have you as angels for new dancers from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and then for the dance program designed just for you from 8:30-9:30 pm! Full SSD dancers are able to pay a nightly fee of $10 if they do not intend to dance every Tuesday night. Questions? Contact Lamar.

Proof of 3 vaccinations required and masks must be worn at all times.

About Meri Squares

Meri Squares is a modern square dance club in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We offer dancing at the introductory (Social Square Dancing-SSD), Mainstream and Plus levels. We provide instruction at the introductory SSD level for dancers starting in September and again in January. For more experienced dancers, we offer Mainstream teach every year, and Plus teach about every three years, beginning in September as part of our regular dance nights.

Meri Squares welcomes single dancers so no worries if you do not have a regular dance partner.

Dancers are welcome to dress casually: no crinolines or Western shirts required. On our special theme nights (Hawaiian, Valentine's, Christmas, etc.), dancers are encouraged to join in the fun in appropriated themed outfits, whether traditional square dance outfits or casual attire. Check our schedule, found under Club Information, for special dance nights.

Meri Squares currently dances Mainstream and Plus on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 470 Roosevelt Avenue in the Westboro area of Ottawa. Visitors from other clubs are always welcome. We would be happy to see you! Our SSD program (introduction to modern square dancing) is offered on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm at J.A. Dulude Arena, 941 Clyde Avenue, Ottawa (central Ottawa, close to Highway 417). The program is taught in a 12 to 15-week program from September to December and January to April. You do not need a partner to dance. For those who have completed the SSD program, a dance-only hour is offered every night (starting in January 2023) following the teach (8:30-9:30pm) so you can practice your skills and have more fun! The cost of the SSD program is $130 and is payable in full on the first night of teaching.

If you have questions, contact us. Our President, Lamar, can be reached at 613-221-9188 or

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For members

The Club Information tab has this season's schedule and registration forms as well as the Meri Squares Constitution.

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