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Learn how to salsa dance, or build on what you already know, in Salsa I and Salsa II classes. Adults can learn about the techniques, posture and basic steps of the high-energy Latin couples’ dance in Salsa I, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 1-22, at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Meanwhile, more experienced salsa dancers can learn variations and new combinations from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 1-22, also at Denia. Salsa II students must have completed Salsa I or get approval from instructor. Each course costs $20. Partners are not required. To register, call 940-349-8285 or visit www.dentonparks.com .

Kids Rock Friday Night will be offered from 7 to 10:30 p.m. May 3 at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Cost is $10 per child in grades 1-5. Event includes DJ, bounce house, basketball and soccer tournaments, Xbox Kinect on a giant screen and more. Glow products and concessions will be sold at the event. For more information, call 940-349-7275.

Denton Cinco de Mayo will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4 at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. The free family festival includes mariachi and Latin music, lots of Mexican food, La Reina contest, a parade and more.

Water exercise classes are ongoing at the Denton Natatorium, at 2400 Long Road. Season passes to the Natatorium cost $132 for residents, $147 for non-residents. Annual passes are $396 for residents, $426 for non-residents. Cheaper options are available through punch cards that allow entry for 10 to 20 classes. To register or for more information, call 940-349-8800.

Deep challenge includes interval training, stretching and strength training in the deep end of the competition pool. Meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Shallow water workout includes kickboxing, water walking, yoga and tai chi in the shallow end of the competition pool. Meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Water shoes are recommended.

Senior water workout includes strength training from 9 to 10 a.m. and water exercise from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The classes are designed for senior citizens, but are suitable for anyone who needs to exercise at a slower pace. The class is held in the leisure pool, heated to 88 degrees, in the colder months, and moves to the Water Works Park’s lazy river in the warmer seasons.

 


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