Group Classes: Line Dance, Harwich 

at the Harwich Community Center
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Helping you find the right level class for your skill set and your enjoyment is top priority. 
Please click here to see a list of dance skills broken down by class level. 
Let us help you make safe choices about which programs to enroll in.
Level 1:  Pop, Rock, and Latin Line Dancing

Designed for beginners who have good balance, spatial awareness, the ability to move comfortably on the dance floor and to work from both visual and voice cues.  This is an ongoing class, and new members may join at any time.  Most of the dances will have already been studied by the class, so the ability to quickly acclimate and memorize 32-count patterns is important.  Level 1 classes have slightly different content based on location.  For the most precise and current information on how the Level 1 (Beginner) classes compare to each other in terms of difficulty, please consider signing up for the Monthly Newsletter.  In each issue you'll find a "snapshot" of course levels for the coming month.

Prerequisite:   Please click here to see a list of dance skills broken down by class level.

Monday mornings,    10:00 - 10:45 am 

Thursday mornings,  10:00 - 10:45 am  

 

Level 2 Prep:  Pop, Rock, and Latin Line Dancing - restarts January 2  

Currently offered in Harwich only - on the first Thursday of January and July.  Level 1 or equivalent line dance experience is required.  Please click here for additional information on prerequisites.   Missed the “join date”?  Please contact Karen at capesandsballroom@gmail.com. 

Prerequisite:  Please click here to see a list of dance skills broken down by class level.

 

Thursday mornings, 9:15 - 10:00 am 

(See Level 2 Prep on the Group Classes page)

Courses are six months long and start on the first Thursday every sixth month 

January 2, 2020

Feel ready to experience a Level 2 class? Check out our Level 2 Prep Graduation Workshop. 

 

 

Level 2:  Pop, Rock, and Latin Line Dancing

Designed for students who have taken 6 months of Level 2 Prep (or the equivalent).  Dances are briefly taught or reviewed.  Elements used in Levels 1 through Level 2 Prep are featured so this class is only suitable for dancers who are familiar with the elements taught in the lower levels.  Dancers enrolled in this level will spend most of the class time dancing previously learned material, with new dances periodically integrated into the rotation.  Students new to this level must either know the current set of dances or have the ability to pick up material very quickly during the brief review of each dance prior to dancing it. 

Prerequisite Please click here to see a list of dance skills broken down by class level.

 

Monday mornings,  9:15 – 10:00 am  

Thursday mornings,  8:30 - 9:15 am 

Level 3:  Pop, Rock, and Latin Line Dancing

Designed for students who are familiar with all of the elements in previous levels.  Students enrolling in this level should have good balance, poise, and spatial awareness.  Timing variations are key in this level, including the ability to hear and feel the difference in dance rhythms and to perform holds and syncopations.  Students should be able to pick up new step patterns with ease and be able to cope with multiple direction changes and turning options.  Please contact Karen for information on how to join this class.

Prerequisite Please contact Karen at capesandsballroom@gmail.com  for information on how to join this class. 

  Please click here to see a list of dance skills broken down by class level.

Monday mornings,  8:30 - 9:15 am 

Cost (Level 1, Level 2 Prep, Level 2 and Level 3):

One class per week: $4.00 per class, when paid by the month *

Two or more classes per week: $3.50 per class, when paid by the month *

Drop-ins (anyone attending less than a full month of classes) are $6.00 per class.

 

Checks and cash only.  Please make checks payable to "Town of Harwich". 

 

Walk-in registration​​: please arrive a few minutes early for the first class to register.

 

* Ask about prorated tuition if joining mid-month

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Information For all Courses

  • No partner required

  • Wear casual layered clothing

  • Bring a water bottle and small towel

  • Shoe Policy: Carry with you some non-marking, flat, flexible, closed-toe/heel/instep shoes that slide easily on the floor but provide sufficient traction to be safe when turning.  Please plan to change into your dance shoes upon arrival. This helps Dennis Council on Aging and Senior Center keep their flooring clean and in great shape for everyone to enjoy.  Not permitted in class:  sandals, mules/slides/clogs, platforms, slingbacks, heels.  Please make sure your shoes have some means of staying on your foot (tie or strap). Floor conditions vary from classroom to classroom and can be affected by humidity and other factors.  Some students carry a dance bag with more than one type of shoe so they can match their choice of shoes to the current floor conditions.

  • How to join?  Come to class a few minutes early with water bottle and shoes in hand.  Change into your shoes, sign in, make payment, and you’re ready to dance!

  • For your safety and the safety of your classmates, please check with Karen before joining if unsure of your dance level.

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With award winning certified instructor Karen Shackleford of Cape Sands Ballroom

 

Learn fun mini dance routines to your favorite tunes …

 

Top 40, Oldies, Big Band, Country Western and more! ​

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Level 2 Prep Graduation Workshop  

Designed with Level 2 Prep dancers in mind, this 45 minute workshop is your chance to experience a trial Level 2 class!  Feel the pace, double check your understanding of the current rotation of dances, and wrap up the workshop with a sense of confidence as you graduate into the Level 2 program.  Congratulations!  

Prerequisite:  Designed for dancers who have completed the 6-month Level 2 Prep course in Harwich or Chatham

 

Date to be announced

Cost:  $4.00 per person 

 

 

Questions: contact Karen at

capesandsballroom@gmail.com     

(774) 237-3037

Live, Love, Line Dance!
 

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Here is what the Monday morning 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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Weather Cancellations

 

Cape Sands Ballroom Line Dance for Fun and Fitness class at Harwich Community Center will follow the

Monomoy Regional School District cancellation policy.   When school is “CANCELED” or experiences a

“TWO HOUR LATE OPENING” by the Monomoy Regional School District due to severe weather, there will be no Cape Sands Ballroom Line Dance for Fun and Fitness class at Harwich Community Center.

 

See the latest updates on closings and delays here:  https://www.capecod.com/newscenter/closings/

 

For severe weather cancellations, prepaid tuition will be credited toward the following month.  Please note that tuition will only be credited when no class is held.  If the decision of the Monomoy Regional School District is to keep school district classes in session during a storm because they deem the roads to be safe, we regret that no credit can be given should you decide not to attend line dance class.

 

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The Harwich Community Center
100 Oak Street
Harwich, MA 02645

Phone (508) 430-7568
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