Thursday, April 5

It’s a new month, so it’s time for a new series. This time we have Joshua Boroff and Devona Cartier bringing us one of the major styles of Blues dance:

Jookin’ (7:30-8:30)
The music is hot. Rhythmic. Guitars and harmonicas are flyin’. What are you gonna do? Get close? Show off? Dig down. Shake it. How do you dance to the music of the Jook Joint, the rent party? Memphis? Beale Street? Chicago? Well, Mooche, Grind, Shake and Bake, Fishtail, and the like. That’s it, move those hips.

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.

DJ info coming shortly.

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

Thursday, March 29

It’s time once again for our monthly Clinic and some live music!

Blues Clinic (7:30-9)
During Blues Clinics we gather as many instructors as we can for personalized instruction. Students dance with instructors and get individual feedback on their dancing. Music plays continuously in the background, and students are encouraged to social dance and give each other feedback while not dancing with instructors.

For your entertainment, we are delighted to bring back Greg Klyma. He absolutely rocked the house down last time, so you don’t want to miss this! More info on Greg and his music can be found at www.klyma.com. Plus, Amy Kucharik will be DJing the band breaks.

Since we have a band playing, we’ll be going till midnight.

As always, the Clinic is $5, and as with live music nights, the dance will be $10.

Thursday, March 22

This week we have a special guest instructor!

Kara Fabina, dancer, choreographer, & instructor, spends much of her life in cars, hotels, and strangers’ houses in an undying attempt to spread dance to infinity and beyond. After winning the coveted rising star award at lindy focus, Kara was crushed to find out it wasn’t part of a space program for the arts. Putting her disappointment behind her, she has gone on to teach lindy and blues throughout the country. She competes regularly, placing in events such as Hot Mess, Steel City Blues, Blues Shout, Lindy Focus, and even out dancing a pink flamingo in Baltimore. She enjoys choreographing, and her pieces can be seen in two of the following three places: Enter the Blues, BamBloozled, and the off off Broadway smash hit “Where’s Waldo.” In between lindy events she relaxes by break dancing, knife throwing, cutting and dying her hair, puddle jumping, and giving away free hugs. She currently pays rent in Baltimore.

Time to Funk it Up!  (7:30-8:30)
Locking is a funk style of dance that is closely associated with hip hop. Each style of dance has a feeling, or groove, that encompasses the movement. In this class we will go over some of the foundations that are the building blocks of locking. We will combine the techniques of loose hips and leg movements with distinct and precise arm movements. We will also touch on transitions to create context of movement with a short sequence. In short, this is a great way to find your dance groove!

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.

Julie Brown and Devona Cartier will be behind the DJ booth to meet all your Blues needs.

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

Thursday, March 15

Come catch the last week of spatial fun from Amanda Gruhl and Chris Mayer:

Blues…In…Space! (7:30-8:30)
There is much more to blues than close embrace. In this series we’ll cover techniques and concepts that will increase your options when you dance in an open position, while still keeping it as connected, musical, and bluesy as it was in closed.

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.

Devona Cartier and Chris Mayer will be behind the DJ booth to keep you dancing all night.

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

Thursday, March 8

Come join us for some more spatial fun with Amanda Gruhl and Chris Mayer:

Blues…In…Space! (7:30-8:30)
There is much more to blues than close embrace. In this series we’ll cover techniques and concepts that will increase your options when you dance in an open position, while still keeping it as connected, musical, and bluesy as it was in closed.

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.

Amy Kucharik and special guest Wesley Cook (Denver, CO) will be behind the DJ booth, ready to whet your Blues appetite.

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