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Group Classes: Line Dance, Dennis 

Line Dance Classes with Karen in Dennis!!!! 

Line Dancing with Karen of Cape Sands Ballroom at

Dennis Center for Active Living (DCAL) (formerly Dennis COA & Senior Center)

Monday/Wednesday 9:00 - 10:00 am Beyond the Basics class

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Absolute Beginner Classes (new at DCAL!)
 
Absolute Beginner Pop, Rock and Latin Line Dancing
A 6 class semester-based course - next start date is April 11*

Line dancing is the no-partner-needed way to get a little light exercise and make new friends!  It's the perfect mood-boosting, social,

active indoor hobby. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from the basics up in a cheerful, welcoming environment.  No dance experience required.  Learn elements such as vine, rocking chair, jazz square, v-step, lindy, mambo, and box step set within dances done to your favorite

rock, pop, and Latin tunes.  All dances will be taught/reviewed, and fully cued.  This semester-based experience will help you acquire the skills needed to jump into the next planned restart of  Easy-ish Pop, Rock and Latin Line Dancing held on Mondays at 10:15 or

Easy-ish Ballroom Line Dancing which will start in this time slot on Wednesday  May 22.

 

The last start date for the spring season is April 11*. 

Why is this course semester-based while the other Cape Sands Ballroom classes at DCAL are ongoing?  The other classes

described below assume that students who wish to join already have some line dance skills.  They're lots of fun but can be daunting

for a true beginner.  This course is a fun, focused, progressive quick-start way to build basic skills over the period of six weeks

with the goal of enabling transition into "easy-ish" classes described below. 

Repeat for an additional 6-class semester only if you wish to review material learned.

 

Interested in joining? Click on "How to Join" for more information.

Wednesdays   11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Absolute Beginner starting April 11*Please plan to join this course only on the next "start date" of April 11*.  

*This course was originally advertised to start on Wednesday, April 10th but due to unavailable classroom space the start date has been changed to Thursday, April 11th.  The remaining 5 classes of the semester will be held on Wednesdays, April 17,  24, and May 1, 8 and 15.

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“Easy-ish” Classes
For line dancers who know line dance basics and prefer to keep it easy
 
Easy-ish Pop, Rock and Latin Line Dancing

Easy, fun, social, active! All dances will be taught/reviewed, fully cued, and set to your favorite rock, pop, and Latin tunes.

Similar to the "Beyond the Basics", this is an ongoing class, but with a more relaxed pace and somewhat

easier repertoire.  Dances feature elements such as vine, rocking chair, jazz square, v-step, lindy, mambo, and box step.  

Interested in joining? Click on "How to Join" for more information.

Mondays   10:15 - 11:15 am   Restarts May 20

Easy-ish Ballroom Line Dancing 

An easier class than the Beyond the Basics Ballroom Line Dancing class.  Learn the steps of swing, salsa, merengue, tango and more,

set to melodic, captivating contemporary and classic tunes.  Dances feature elements such as box step, lindy, mambo, cha cha rhythm, etc.  

Not a partner dancing course, the framework will be that of typical line dancing.  

Wednesdays   11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Starting May 22  (summer only, then “graduate” to the Wednesday 10:15 class)

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A Little More Challenging Classes

For line dancers with experience who enjoy a little challenge

Beyond the Basics Pop Rock and Latin Line Dancing  

Easy, fun, social, active! All dances will be taught/reviewed, fully cued, and set to your favorite rock, pop, and Latin tunes. 

Join us on Mondays or Wednesdays or both. This is an ongoing class with an ever-changing repertoire of dances that feature

beyond-basic elements such as coaster, kick ball change, syncopated v-step, sweep, scissor step, and more.

Wondering how to jump into this ongoing class?  Email Karen for information. Then if you decide to join, go to "How to Join" below.

Mondays and/or Wednesdays   9:00 - 10:00 am  Restarts May 20

 

Beyond the Basics Ballroom Line Dancing

This is an ongoing class. Learn fun dances based on the steps of swing, salsa, merengue, tango, waltz and more, set to melodic,
captivating contemporary and classic tunes. Not a partner dancing course, the framework 
will be that of typical line dancing.

Skills? Recommended for dancers with experience beyond line dance basics, including box, cross rocks, mambo, lindy, cha cha, etc.

Wondering how to jump into this ongoing class?  Email Karen for information. Then if you decide to join, go to "How to Join" below.

 

Wednesdays   10:15 - 11:15 am   Continues in current slot and restarts September 4

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How to join?

Please note:  Line dancing is generally regarded as a safe way of getting a little light exercise but please know that some

physical and mental exertion is required. For your safety and the safety of your classmates, please email Karen before

joining any of the above courses if unsure of your dance level and/or to see some examples of our current repertoire.

And remember to click here for a list of required beginner skills.

Admission to Cape Sands Ballroom classes at DCAL is

First come first served

Sorry, reservations not accepted

There is a 20 student maximum

So please consider arriving a little early

All classes are drop-in, $10 per class

Payable by check or cash to the DCAL front desk

Checks payable to "Dennis Senior Center"

 

On class day, come with water bottle and shoes in hand.

Stop at the reception desk in the lobby to check in and pay.

Change your shoes, then join us in the DCAL Meeting Room.

Sign Karen's roster and spend five minutes before class warming up.

And you're ready to dance!

 
Additional Information For All Courses
  • No partner required

  • Wear casual layered clothing

  • Bring a shatterproof water bottle 

  • Shoe Policy: Carry your shoes with you and change on arrival to help keep the dance floor clean. Special dance shoes not needed           but please choose shoes that are non-marking, clean-sole, closed (toe, heel and instep), some flexibility in the sole, and some means of staying on the foot (tie or strap). For safety reasons the following are not permitted in class: bare feet, stocking feet, mules, clogs, slides, platforms, sandals, and heels. 

  • Plan to arrive 5 minutes early and stay 5 minutes after class to warm up and cool down independently and at your own pace.

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2024 Schedule and Cancellation Information

The following are federal holidays and planned vacation days when no classes will be held. Please make sure to follow the

Cape Sands Ballroom Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/capesandsballroom) or the

Cape Sands Ballroom website calendar (https://www.capesandsballroom.com/calendar)

for updates to the schedule.

 

 No classes:

Monday, April 15, Patriot's Day

Monday, May 27, Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 19, Juneteenth

Monday, September 2, Labor Day

Monday, October 14, Columbus Day

Monday, November 11, Veteran's Day

Wednesday, November 27, Day before Thanksgiving

December 23, 25, 30 and January 1, Holiday break

 

                     

 

                                                                   Covid-related Cancellations

If the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment issues an indoor mask advisory, or if any agency

(federal, state, or local) issues a mask requirement or mandate for an area that includes the Town of Dennis,

Karen's Cape Sands Dance classes will be on hold until the order is lifted. Local mask advisory information can typically

be found here: https://www.capecod.gov/departments/health-environment/

                                                              Weather Cancellations

If the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District announces that schools will be closed due to inclement weather,

Cape Sands Ballroom Line Dance classes will be canceled.

 

In the event of a two hour delay

                    the 9:00 am class:  will be canceled

                 the 10:15 am class:  will run with a 10:30 am start time

 

School cancellation postings can typically be found here: 

https://www.capecod.com/newscenter/closings/ 

and on the local Boston TV channels and local Cape Cod radio stations.

Or check out the Cape Sands Ballroom Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/capesandsballroom)

             or the Cape Sands Ballroom website calendar (https://www.capesandsballroom.com/calendar)

for updates which will be posted by 8:00 a.m. on the day of class.

Questions:

 

Live, Love, Line Dance!

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Here is what Karen's current Ballroom Line Dance Students

are saying about their class experience

 

"Karen is amazing!  This is my first line dancing class and I'm hooked!!."
- K.O., Harwich, MA

"Great workout - lots of fun."
- M.J.B., Harwich, MA

"Karen is a great teacher!  Love being with her and a group of women dancing!!"
- D.F., Harwich, MA

"I love it.  Karen is very clear and easy to follow."
- P.C., Harwich, MA

"Great group of ladies.  So much fun."
- S.E.S., Harwich, MA

"Karen breaks down each step before we start dancing to music and makes it so much fun."
- T.L., Harwich, MA

"Lots of fun.  Wonderful workout.  Karen is a great teacher."
- M.M., Harwich, MA

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Dennis Center for Active Living (DCAL)

1045 Route 134

South Dennis, MA  02660

Click here for directions

All levels of line dancers, Absolute Beginner graduates and above

May 2024 will be your time to optionally move up a level in your line dancing

and/or to add Ballroom Line Dancing to your repertoire

 

Please see the chart below for options and course restart dates

and contact Karen with any questions

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Congratulations on your progress!

shoe policy
to register
Cancellations
mon/wed 9:00 class
monday 10:15 class
Absolute Beginner
wed 10:15 class
wed 11:30 class
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