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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)

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

Absolute Beginner Classes
Absolute Beginner Pop, Rock and Latin Line Dancing

Absolute Beginner Pop, Rock and Latin Line Dancing is a 6 class semester-based course.  It is designed for those with little or no dance experience who would like to acquire the necessary skills to join the "Easy-ish" classes described below.  The next start date has not yet been scheduled so if you'd like to receive the monthly Cape Sands Ballroom e-newsletter which will detail new classes as they are placed on the schedule please consider signing up here.


“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 

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.  

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

Wednesdays   11:30 am - 12:30 pm 


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  


Beyond the Basics Ballroom Line Dancing

This is an ongoing class which will welcome new members on July 10th when we will add a “Fourth Wall” aspect to the current ballroom line dance format. Whether you are planning to join the Cape Sands Ballroom Line Dance Team or just dancing for fun, come and enjoy samba,

cha cha, salsa and swing line dancing with “jazzed up” style! The “Fourth Wall” aspect will continue through the end of August. Then for September and early October we'll temporarily re-purpose this time slot for a performing intensive so those who wish to join Team

can focus on entrances, exits, stage positions, etc.


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


Email Karen for information on this class, the Cape Sands Ballroom Performing Team, and/or the Fourth Wall concept as it relates to line dancing. Then if you decide to join, go to "How to Join" below.


Wednesdays   10:15 - 11:15 am   


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

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 classroom.

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.



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 ( or the

Cape Sands Ballroom website calendar (

for updates to the schedule.


 No classes:

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:

                                                              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: 

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

Or check out the Cape Sands Ballroom Facebook page (

             or the Cape Sands Ballroom website calendar (

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



Live, Love, Line Dance!



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

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