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  Dancing Couple                                                                                              Fall 2018       

    Waltz and Rumba   
Beginner Class

This is the main "GO TO" fun evening for dancing in the Carleton Place –
Almonte – Kanata – Stittsville – Smiths Falls – Perth area.
It's by far the best way to learn social dance steps.
Be confident and proficient on the dance floor!

Yes, you can! No previous dancing experience is necessary.  The steps are taught slowly so that you will feel comfortable with the learning experience. Experienced dancers are there to help you.
All dances are cued.  As Jean teaches you the various steps within a waltz or rumba, she puts them together with music and leads you through each step as the music plays.
Use what you learn at social dances.  Whenever you go to a dance and hear a waltz or rumba tempo, you’ll be able to get right up on the dance floor with your newly learned steps.
Beginners will enjoy the learning experience in the dance lessons during the dedicated one-hour class starting at 7:30 and continuing over 11 weeks.  The teaching program progresses at a comfortable rate through new steps and new dances to build skills and confidence.
You will learn two dance rhythms — the romantic, graceful waltz, and the rumba, the “dance of love.”









Let's Dance for the fun of it!







 Monday Evenings
 September 17, through December 3

 Number of
 7:30 – 8:30
(Experienced dancers 8:30 – 9:30)
 Jean and Don Clingin
 St. Gregory Catholic School,
 176 Townline Road, West,
 Carleton Place
 $60 per dancer.
 Please register as a couple.


Enjoy Dancing with your Partner
This method, called round dance or choreographed-ballroom style, appeals to both couples and singles, but dancers should register as a dance couple.
Waltz, rumba and two-step are popular dance rhythms.  There is some overlap into ballroom dancing, so participants will find most of their newly learned steps and sequences to be enjoyable in social dancing with popular music.

Dance at your Skill Level
We dance at two levels of dancing skill, which typically corresponds to beginner in the first hour and Phase II – III intermediate levels in the second hour.  An evening of practice dancing and socializing is planned once per month to add to the enjoyment and satisfaction of the dancing experience.

Experienced dancers will enjoy a fun evening of round dancing at the Phase II – III level, starting at 8:30.  You will enjoy the first hour to practice your timing and help the beginners, and the second hour to learn new dances in Waltz, Two Step and Foxtrot.  There is no extra fee for dancing both hours. If you have dancing experience and would like to join us, we would love to hear from you.  Come out to practice your skills and learn new steps.  Pay-by-night dancers are welcome.

November Program
First Hour:  Learning basic steps in waltz and rumba.
Second Hour:  Learning the Foxtrot.  Learning the spin turn, diamond turns, wisk, wing and impetus in waltz, and the strolling vine and fishtail in two step.  Practicing rumba.

The teaching approach combines new positions and steps in a way that you can progress through new dance skills with your partner in a natural progression – learning new dance steps and mastering full dances more quickly.

Dances include the Golden Classics and other choreographed dances. Dance steps follow the standardized definitions as defined by Roundalab.  These are popular worldwide.


For more information, and to inquire about joining our round-dance program,
call Bill Ableson or Sharon Bartlett 613-253-5364
- Helgi or Sharen Goodman 613-253-2960

Click here for a map and directions.

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Mississippi Squares Dance Club                    Updated November 5, 2018