Thursday, September 27

Another month has almost passed, so it’s Clinic time:

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 the first half of the Clinic the instructors will focus on working with the intermediate and and advanced dancers. For the second half, they will focus on helping beginners. But no matter your level, you’re still welcome to approach a teacher at any time during the Blues Clinic to get help and feedback. It’s also a great time to talk the instructors about taking the intermediate level classes.

Plus, we’re bringing in Josh Fialkoff! He’s a dancer favorite, and for good reason. His music features a refreshing take on both traditional blues and jazz music as well as modern songs, and his arrangements blend these influences in a way that is neither stale nor abstract. More information can be found at http://www.joshfialkoff.com/.

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, September 20

The Dirty Water Lindy and Blues Exchange is almost here, and Blues Union is co-hosting the opening night Swing and Blues Party!

Instead of our usual home at Dance Union, this will be held at the Crosby Whistle Stop, located at 24 Roland St, Charlestown.

Joshua Boroff and Devona Cartier will be teaching the last lesson in their series at a level anyone can take:

Momentum and Partnering (All Levels, 8-9)
Dancing together, how do you make that work? Connection, leading and following, compression and leverage. What about movement? Inertia. As a follow, waiting for the lead to lead you and staying in motion. As a lead, being able to start that movement, act on the momentum of the follow and be able to change or redirect is also fundamental. This is all about momentum and partnering, and this is what our series will be. Leading more clearly, following with ease, coming together as a partnership.

Plus, there will be live music! The Shawn Hershey Quartet will be playing an awesome assortment of both swing and blues to kick the weekend off in style. As usual with band nights, the dance will be running till midnight.

The dance is included in the weekend pass. At the door the cost is $12 general, $10 student. The lesson is included with admission.

More information on the exchange can be found at http://www.dirtywaterlindy.org/

Thursday, September 13

This month we have Joshua Boroff and Devona Cartier showing us how to lead and follow better:

Momentum and Partnering (7:30-8:30)
Dancing together, how do you make that work? Connection, leading and following, compression and leverage. What about movement? Inertia. As a follow, waiting for the lead to lead you and staying in motion. As a lead, being able to start that movement, act on the momentum of the follow and be able to change or redirect is also fundamental. This is all about momentum and partnering, and this is what our series will be. Leading more clearly, following with ease, coming together as a partnership.

Note: To take this class, you must be at the intermediate level at New School Swing, or have a recommendation from a Blues Union instructor. To get a recommendation, ask an instructor at the Blues Clinic 🙂 More information can be found on our Upcoming Classes page.

Blues Basics (8:30-9:00)
This will be a weekly class designed not only for the novice, but anyone wanting to focus on the fundamentals of Blues dancing. It will provide enough vocabulary to have fun on the dance floor, as well the opportunity to hone and polish the core techniques behind the dance.

Kevin Sihlanick and Jonathan Pechon 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, September 6

This month we have Joshua Boroff and Devona Cartier showing us how to lead and follow better:

Momentum and Partnering (7:30-8:30)
Dancing together, how do you make that work? Connection, leading and following, compression and leverage. What about movement? Inertia. As a follow, waiting for the lead to lead you and staying in motion. As a lead, being able to start that movement, act on the momentum of the follow and be able to change or redirect is also fundamental. This is all about momentum and partnering, and this is what our series will be. Leading more clearly, following with ease, coming together as a partnership.

Note: To take this class, you must be at the intermediate level at New School Swing, or have a recommendation from a Blues Union instructor. To get a recommendation, ask an instructor at the Blues Clinic 🙂 More information here can be found on our Upcoming Classes page.

Blues Basics (8:30-9:00)
This will be a weekly class designed not only for the novice, but anyone wanting to focus on the fundamentals of Blues dancing. It will provide enough vocabulary to have fun on the dance floor, as well the opportunity to hone and polish the core techniques behind the dance.

Julie Brown and Steve York will be behind the DJ booth to scratch your Blues itch.

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

Thursday, August 30

Another month has almost passed, so it’s Clinic time:

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 the first half of the Clinic the instructors will focus on working with the intermediate and and advanced dancers. For the second half, they will focus on helping beginners. But no matter your level, you’re still welcome to approach a teacher at any time during the Blues Clinic to get help and feedback. It’s also a great time to talk the instructors about taking the intermediate level classes.

Plus, we’re bringing in Samantha Farrell! She’s played for at-capacity crowds across the country and been known to really work a house party, and she’s sure to rock the house down. More information can be found at http://www.samanthafarrell.com/.

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.