Thursday, July 19

There’s one more week of our first intermediate series with Julie Brown and Paul Mandel!

Solo Blues: Musicality, Inspiration (7:30-8:30)
Solo blues is a beautiful thing, and it’s even more beautiful when inspired by the music and the dancers around us. In this series, we’ll focus on a solo dance technique, rhythms, poly-rhythms (doing more than 1 rhythm at once, with different parts of your body), call & response, and riffing! Be prepared to work hard and to come out with more variety, more confidence, and more beauty & creativity in your solo blues!

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 the 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.

Amy Kucharik 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, July 12

We’re excited to bring you our first intermediate series with Julie Brown and Paul Mandel!

Solo Blues: Musicality, Inspiration (7:30-8:30)
Solo blues is a beautiful thing, and it’s even more beautiful when inspired by the music and the dancers around us. In this series, we’ll focus on a solo dance technique, rhythms, poly-rhythms (doing more than 1 rhythm at once, with different parts of your body), call & response, and riffing! Be prepared to work hard and to come out with more variety, more confidence, and more beauty & creativity in your solo blues!

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 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.

Jonathan Pechon and Kevin Sihlanick 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, July 5

We’re excited to bring you our first intermediate series with Julie Brown and Paul Mandel!

Solo Blues: Musicality, Inspiration (7:30-8:30)
Solo blues is a beautiful thing, and it’s even more beautiful when inspired by the music and the dancers around us. In this series, we’ll focus on a solo dance technique, rhythms, poly-rhythms (doing more than 1 rhythm at once, with different parts of your body), call & response, and riffing! Be prepared to work hard and to come out with more variety, more confidence, and more beauty & creativity in your solo blues!

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 🙂 For more information, check out 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.

DJ info coming shortly.

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

Thursday, June 28

We’re back with 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.

This month the Danielle Miraglia will be making her Blues Union debut. She comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica. Her tunes range from heart-felt to socially conscious and will move both your heart and hips. Find out more at http://www.daniellem.com/

And since we have a band, we’ll be going till midnight.

As always with live music nights, the Clinic is $5 and the dance an additional $10.

Closed Thursday, June 21

Due to the Boston Tango Festival, Blues Union will be closed this Thursday, June 21st. We will be back in action next week with our monthly Blues Clinic and live music! Stay tuned for more details…