Thursday, May 23

This week we return to our fabulous regularly scheduled program:

Advanced Struttin’ (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez and Forrest Rogers-Marcovitz
Come take your Struttin’ to the next level! This month, we’ll get you more footwork & moves, and better technique for Struttin’, the upbeat close embrace blues dance from Memphis.
*This series is open to anyone who has taken struttin’ basics 2 or more times*
Check out some examples of Struttin’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0O25_Ci21ohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9pXI82VGEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeIaurVgdLM

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with K. Faye Jones
This drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! This month focuses on ballroomin’ blues, danced to jazz-blues music. We’ll be working on one-step and two-step for blues, two stylish walking dances with close embrace, fun footwork patterns, and delightful turns.

Ron Margolin and Don Coverdale will be behind the DJ booth to scratch your Blues itch.

As always, the lesson is $5 and the dance an additional $5.

Thursday, May 16!

Blues Union has been running for a decade! To celebrate, we’re throwing a big ol’ party! The night starts off with:

All Levels: Blues Line Dance (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez and Julie Brown
Inspired by this community, a Boston blues line dance was created. We’re featuring another chance to learn, or review it. Everyone is welcome! All participants of either class are welcome to take part in the debut.

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with Julie Brown
This drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! This month focuses on ballroomin’ blues, danced to jazz-blues music. We’ll be working on one-step and two-step for blues, two stylish walking dances with close embrace, fun footwork patterns, and delightful turns.

Naturally, there will be live music, courtesy of Amy Kucharik and Tiger Moan! There will also be awesome food, in the form of our ever popular grilled cheese night! The brand new Boston blues line dance will be debuted!

Plus, for the first time ever, we will have vendors! Three local black owned businesses will be present during the dance: Chevalier Homme, Beauty N Simplicity, and Gracie Makes Things.

As always, the lesson is $5, and for the special event the dance is $15.

Thursday, May 9

The fancy footwork continues with a rotating set of our fabulous teachers:

Advanced Struttin’ (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez and Forrest Rogers-Marcovitz
Come take your Struttin’ to the next level! This month, we’ll get you more footwork & moves, and better technique for Struttin’, the upbeat close embrace blues dance from Memphis.
*This series is open to anyone who has taken struttin’ basics 2 or more times*
Check out some examples of Struttin’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0O25_Ci21ohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9pXI82VGEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeIaurVgdLM

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with K. Faye Jones
This drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! This month focuses on ballroomin’ blues, danced to jazz-blues music. We’ll be working on one-step and two-step for blues, two stylish walking dances with close embrace, fun footwork patterns, and delightful turns.

Paul Loschak and Ron Margolin will be behind the DJ booth to get your Blues groove on.

As always, the lesson is $5 and the dance an additional $5.

Thursday, May 2

This month will focus on different ways to fancy up your footwork:

Advanced Struttin’ (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown and Forrest Rogers-Marcovitz
Come take your Struttin’ to the next level! This month, we’ll get you more footwork & moves, and better technique for Struttin’, the upbeat close embrace blues dance from Memphis. 
*This series is open to anyone who has taken struttin’ basics 2 or more times*
Check out some examples of Struttin’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0O25_Ci21ohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9pXI82VGEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeIaurVgdLM

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ A (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown
This drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! This month focuses on ballroomin’ blues, danced to jazz-blues music. We’ll be working on one-step and two-step for blues, two stylish walking dances with close embrace, fun footwork patterns, and delightful turns.

As always, the lesson is $5 and the dance an additional $5.

Thursday, April 25

We’ve got one more installment of double dose learning fun:

All Levels: Building Solo Vocabulary (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez
Do you like solo dancing, or even the idea of it, but find yourself running into road blocks? Maybe you can’t think of ideas easily, find yourself doing the same things in the same way, or just don’t know how to tackle some genres of blues music. In this special all levels series, each week will dive into a different way to approach expanding your repertoire and creativity. To wrap up, we’ll learn a line dance choreographed especially for the Boston blues scene!

Blues Basics: Jukin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with Charlene Chow and Amy Blank
This drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! This month focuses on Jukin’, a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in juke joints, house parties, and other small social spaces. Danced to guitar, harmonica, and piano-based blues, this style has greater independence between partners. This month at Union, we’ll work on getting great hip movement, working on the Fishtail, Mooch, Grind, Figure-8s, and Slow Drag.

Amy Blank and Ron Margolin will be behind the DJ booth to keep you dancing all night.

As always, the lesson is $5, and the dance an additional $5.