Canasta classes

The DCA is proud to offer Canasta classes with experienced instructor and Darien resident Sue Ozanne.

In Canasta, commonly referred to as “Argentine Rummy,” four players forming two partnerships use two decks of cards to create “melds” of seven cards that lead one group to eventually “go out” and win.

The more advanced “Hand and Foot Canasta” is an advanced level of Canasta, perfect for the player who has either taken Beginning Canasta or has previously played the game. “Hand” and “Foot” refers to the 2 hands each player holds; 4 decks of cards in total are used. According to our players, “more cards = more fun!”

Canasta is a great game to play with friends, combining learning and strategy with social times. Unlike Bridge and Mah Jongg, while playing this game, you can talk!

Upcoming Canasta classes

Instructor Sue Ozanne instructs the DCA's Learn & Play Canasta classes beginning Tuesday, November 4, 2014.Learn & Play Canasta
Thursday – January 5, Thursday – January 12, and Monday – January 16
1:00pm  – 3:00pm
$65 DCA members/ $85 public
Prepayment is required by noon on Tuesday, January 3rd

“Learn & Play” classes are perfect for those new to the game, or those who want to increase their existing knowledge. New students will learn the flow of the game, how to create melds, point values, scoring and going out, as well as tips on strategies to help your partnership come out ahead. Those who have some experience may choose to learn “Hand and Foot” Canasta, or just enjoy playing the game under the supervision of our instructor, Sue Ozanne.

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Find out more

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