Thursday, August 18

BluesSHOUT is finally upon us and we here at Blues Union want to kick it off for you in style! We have all out-of-town talent taking care of you for the evening, we’ll be in a bigger venue, and we’re going till midnight.

The dance will take place at the Crosby Whistle Stop, located at 24 Roland St in Charlestown, MA. For directions to the Whistle Stop, see:

For the lessons, we’re proud to bring back Chris Mayer and Campbell Miller of Austin,TX:

Close and Close…r (All Levels, 7:30-8:30)
Close embrace is like a hug — it can be great, or it can be awkward — and without it, you miss out on a lot of Blues dancing.  But don’t worry!  We’re here to help.  We’ll challenge you with different variations in close embrace, and show you how to make them feel comfortable for you and your partner.

Beginner Crash Course (8:30-9:00)
This will be a weekly feature designed to introduce novices to Blues dancing. It will provide enough vocabulary to have fun on the dance floor. Plus, when students feel comfortable with this material, they’ll be ready for the Series classes.

To light your Blues fire we have Mike the Girl (Cincinnati, OH), Duane Grover (Washington D.C.), and Suzanne Sluizer (Albuquerque, NM) behind the DJ booth.

We’ve dropped the class prices back to $5, and as always the dance will be $5.

This is going to be an amazing night, so don’t miss out!