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Welcome to Cape Ballroom:

Looking for a Place to Dance? Want to Learn?

Cape Ballroom holds a dance every Friday night, except on major holiday weekends,
from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at The American Legion, 2731 Thomas Dr, Cape.
Doors open at 6:45 pm.
The lesson begins at 7:00 pm sharp and lasts until 7:30 pm.
Dancing from 7:30 to 9:00, including the Electric Slide and Cupid Shuffle line dances.
All only $5/person.
No smoking. No alcohol.
Due to Covid, Dance Partners/Couples Only.

This Week at Cape Ballroom:

this week

Dance with Cha Cha Lesson.

You CAN learn to Cha Cha Cha!
Join us this Friday, June 18th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Cape Ballroom!
The dance begins at 7:00 p.m. sharp, with a 30-minute lesson in Cha Cha. Cha Cha (or Cha-Cha-Cha) is a lively dance that developed in Cuba in the 1950s. Cha Cha dance remains one of the most famous of Latin dances performed in social halls around the world. The Cha Cha dance is renowned as a fun, flirtatious, lively and energetic dance and it is a preference for both professional and non-professional dancers..

The lesson will be followed by dancing to many styles of music, from 7:30-9:00pm.
Electric Slide and Cupid Shuffle line dances included. No mixer.
Just $5/person at the door.
Dance Partners/Couples Only, due to COVID.
No smoking. No alcohol. Water available. Bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.
Cape Ballroom Friday Night Dances are held at the American Legion Hall, 2731 Thomas Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
Visit our QUESTIONS page for info on age ranges, attire, and more.
Questions? Facebook message, text/call (480) 857-7286, or email


Like to Dance?
Cape Ballroom holds WEEKLY Friday Night Dances in Cape,
and Small Group Classes throughout the year.

Friday Night Dances!

Our Friday Night Dances are held in The American Legion, 2731 Thomas Dr, Cape Girardeau, MO. Starting at 7:00pm with music and head start time with teachers, then a basic steps lesson from 7:00 until 7:30pm, then Open Social Dancing to 9:00 pm! Only $5 at the door for an the evening of dancing. Soft Drinks and water available. Smoke free, Alcohol free environment.
See our Schedule Page for our Calendar of Dances.

Friday Night Dances include:

A Lesson, Partner Dancing, and Line Dancing

Dance Partners required, due to Covid.

Dances include the a number of standard ballroom dances! See pics of our Dances under our Photo section.

Everybody is welcome!

Anyone may attend Cape Ballroom. The lessons are designed for adults; however, some high school Seniors and Juniors attend and do well. Sometimes a parent will bring a child, as a special daddy/daughter or mother/son activity. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult, and conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a ballroom. Young children should not be on the dance floor unless they are dancing with, or being carried by, an adult. The admission fee applies to anyone who participates in the lesson or dance, regardless of age. Additionally, everyone who is 14 years of age or older must sign the sign-in sheet at the front desk. Adults who bring a child under 18 years of age must also sign in on behalf of the minor, and are assuming responsibility for the child.

Wedding Dance Lessons available.

Whatever dance you want to do at your wedding, step it up a notch!

Private Lessons and Gift Certificates available on request.

Cape Ballroom is a gathering place for people in the Cape Girardeau area who are interested in Ballroom and Social Dancing.

Yes, Ballroom Dancing!

swing1 Ballroom Dancing is that collection of graceful and dramatic dances that are a thrill to watch and so fun to do yourself. Enjoy the energetic East Coast Swing, the exciting Cha Cha, the romantic Rumba, the graceful Waltz, and the hot & fast Salsa. No more sitting on the sidelines at receptions, nightclubs, wineries, or charity events. Ballroom can be danced to all types of music and bands.


If the Cape Girardeau Public Schools are closed Friday because of inclement weather, Cape Ballroom will also be closed and not hold its Friday Dance.
Click this link to check for Cape School Closing Notice


For more information, or to add your name to our email list, please email me:
You may also call or text Dan at (480) 857-7286.
If I don't answer, I am probably DANCING :-) so leave a message.

See DIRECTIONS page for map and driving directions.

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