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A play-based dance fitness class that incorporates Zumba, dance games, folk songs, freestyle, vamping, prancing, and much more at the Downtown Oakland Senior Center in the Veteran’s Memorial Building on Lake Merritt, at 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610.

11:00am Tuesdays
DOSC Members
and guests

Sweat Yourself Silly!

As KRS10, I teach live and online dance classes that give you permission to express yourself through state-of-the-art and age-old exercise. Dancing with both freedom and structure, you’ll build mental, emotional, and physical health and resilience while losing yourself in music!

Fun First, Fitness Follows.


My dance students have treated and healed from conditions from depression to neuropathy to ADHD, losing weight and building strength and confidence through a practice of happiness. My teaching style is Zumba-based so it’s easy to follow, even though it challenges your mind. I first became a licensed ZIN in 2011 and enjoy nothing more than a room full of kids, teens, adults, or seniors who are ready to play!

We Even Do The Snoopy Dance!

What’s the “Literary Twist?” I teach dance because it gets me out from behind my computer!  I’m a writer, so I can’t help but share interesting, weird things about the songs I teach and the moves I use. I often engage with current events with my playlist, so we get a chance to work out our feelings as well. I got certified in Positive Psychology by The Flourishing Center, so I’m practiced at expanding positive emotion.



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“My dancing queens (young and sweet, only seven-ty)…always laughed at the gut punch at the end of Mambo Italiano” —from Ten Days, Ten Pounds

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Live Classes:

  • Dancetera! with KRS10

    July 23, 2024 ~ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Let’s let our inner showgirls out to play in the next few months with a dance workout filled with shimmies, shakes, and sparkle fingers to music from Broadway, Cabaret, Burlesque and old movies. Coy, outrageous, or just plain silly, the simple to sophisticated choreographies will polish your personal shine.

Whether you’ve danced professionally or just in front of your mirror, this is a chance to kick up your feet (literally) in a playful, not performative, hour-long dance workout, taught by a fabulously aging beauty queen who has danced on stage with fruit on her head.

For all ages, genders, and dance experience.

~ Live Classes Online (during lockdowns) ~

Free classes with love offerings. Click images for playlist.

Sometimes I even read Jitterbug Perfume! (From whence the name.)


Contact KRS-10 about a dance playshop for your community, place of work, or organization!

90-minute Dance workouts on a theme; learn something new between moments of sweet sweet sweat! Themes include: “Ten Decades of Dance”  | “Around the World in 80 Minutes”  | “I Am Woman”  | “Devil’s Music” “Salute to America” | “Black Music Matters” | “Showgirl Shenanigans”

Every Man, Woman and Child – a short workshop on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, culminating with a reading of the 30 Articles set in an interactive West African Hilife dance


KRS-10 (a.k.a. Kristen Caven) has taught Zumba™ for over a decade so she takes her Happy Dance as seriously as Snoopy, bringing groups together to “sweat yourself silly.” Her certifications include Basic Zumba, Zumba Gold, Online Zumba. She is also a certified Positive Psychology Practitioner and Plate By Zumba coach. Kristen works with TeachRock and incorporates methods and moves from Figure 8, Shakti Warrior, Body Groove, the Showgirl Shaman, and is trained in pelvic prolapse prevention. Follow her on Facebook and her website. Contact her at krs10dance at gmail.com.

“Super fun, and full of smiles and creativity. KRS-10 is the cat’s meow! Definitely check out her dance classes if you have the urge. Always great to perform with and learn from.” —Stephanie P., DecoBelle

“KRS-10’s classes are great. Kristen teaches with grace and creativity and along with the fun, you get a really nice workout. Not to be missed.” —Nancy B., Writer

“I never thought of myself as a dancer! But in your classes I feel so free.” —Louise, 78

“Who knew you could Zumba to Glenn Miller and Scott Joplin?” — Janet, 69

“This is the best break in my week. It helps everything else go smoothly.” — Lela, 42

“I just feel so happy all day long after class!” —Atefe, 24

“You’re a great teacher. We all look forward to ‘getting down’ on Fridays.” —Josh, 17






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