Thursday, June 7

It’s a new month with new series, but we’re carrying over our fabulous instructors:

Artistry (7:30-8:30)
with Ruth Evelyn & Mike Grosser
We spend a lot of class time working on technique. This month, it’s time to focus on artistry! What stands out to you in the music? Why might you make a particular styling choice at a given moment? How do you develop your own style? Come explore these questions and more.

Blues Basics: Struttin’ & Improvisation (8:30-9:30)
With Ruth Evelyn & Mike Grosser
This month, each week covers a different topic. Some weeks, we’ll work on Struttin’–a close embrace dance great for mid-to-uptempo blues–and work on close embrace connection, footwork, and zippy turns. Other weeks, we’ll learn how to listen to the music, find your own basic, and build a beautiful dance to any style of blues music.

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

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

Thursday. May 31

We’re making some changes to our Blues Clinic! Join us this Thursday to check out the new format!
 
Blues Clinic (7:30-8:30)
The Clinic is an opportunity to work with your friends and peers in exercises designed by Blues Union instructors. Each Clinic will feature one instructor. Music plays in the background, and people work together as said instructor guides them. People can also work with peers, dance with each other, try new things they’re working on, or try things the instructors have helped them with in the past. You can work on material from that month’s series class, workshops you took recently, or just come to social dance. This Clinic’s featured instructor is Mike Grosser.
 
Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser
This weekly drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the fundamentals. No experience or partner required! This month, we’ll be learning some ballroomin’ blues! Ballroomin’ is a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in ballrooms across America. Danced to jazz-blues, these dances have more partnered moves and often travel around the dance floor. This month, we’ll work on our close embrace connection and leading & following skills, through learning One Step & Two Step for blues.
 
Ruth Evelyn and Joey Science will be behind the DJ booth for your Blues dancing pleasure.
 
As always, the Clinic/lesson is $5, and the dance an additional $5.

Thursday, May 24

We’ve got one more week of getting into the groove called::

Chicago Triple (7:30-8:30)
with Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser
Get down and settle into the groove with Chicago Triple. This style feels great over a wide range of tempos and is perfect for a lot of music that you hear from live blues bands. We’ll play with digging our feet into the floor for triples, and how to make the dance feel different from other triple-step dances. This class will also cover ways to preserve energy when dancing to more energetic songs.

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser
This weekly drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the fundamentals. No experience or partner required! This month, we’ll be learning some ballroomin’ blues! Ballroomin’ is a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in ballrooms across America. Danced to jazz-blues, these dances have more partnered moves and often travel around the dance floor. This month, we’ll work on our close embrace connection and leading & following skills, through learning One Step & Two Step for blues.

Grace DelGiudice and Paul Loschak will be behind the DJ booth to keep you dancing all night.

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

Thursday, May 17

Our groovy fun this month continues with:

Chicago Triple (7:30-8:30)
with Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser
Get down and settle into the groove with Chicago Triple. This style feels great over a wide range of tempos and is perfect for a lot of music that you hear from live blues bands. We’ll play with digging our feet into the floor for triples, and how to make the dance feel different from other triple-step dances. This class will also cover ways to preserve energy when dancing to more energetic songs.

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser
This weekly drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the fundamentals. No experience or partner required! This month, we’ll be learning some ballroomin’ blues! Ballroomin’ is a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in ballrooms across America. Danced to jazz-blues, these dances have more partnered moves and often travel around the dance floor. This month, we’ll work on our close embrace connection and leading & following skills, through learning One Step & Two Step for blues.

Amy Kucharik and Emily Nybo will be behind the DJ booth to get your Blues groove on.

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