Thursday, July 19

This week will dive into the very heart of Blues dancing:

Work that Body! (7:30-8:30)
with Mike Legenthal
Posture, pulse, grounding- many of our topics in blues revolve around how we move our bodies. This class is going to be like a group private, with lots of feedback and some solid information about how to really move like a blues dancer!

Blues Basics: Jukin’ B (8:30-9:30)
with Joey Science and Charlene Chow
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 work on hip movement & variations from the jukin’ family of blues dances (great for guitar, harmonica, & piano blues), with the Slow Drag, Messaround, Funky Butt, Four Corners, and Rocks.

Julie Brown and Steve York will be behind the DJ booth for all your Blues needs.

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

Thursday, July 12

This week we’ll be diving into some awesome, classic blues dances:

Revisiting the Fishtail (7:30-8:30)
with Mike Legenthal
Sure, you’ve learned the fishtail. But when’s the last time you had a really good checkup on your fishtail? Or spent the time to really dig in and decide what you want *your* fishtail- or fishtails- to be like? Part rigor, part creativity, all fishtail.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ B (8:30-9:30)
with Joey Science and Charlene Chow
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 work on hip movement & variations from the jukin’ family of blues dances (great for guitar, harmonica, & piano blues), with the Slow Drag, Messaround, Funky Butt, Four Corners, and Rocks.

Susan de Guardiola and Joey Science 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, July 5

This month we’ll be exploring cool topics and dances:

Deep Dives (7:30-8:30)
with Mike Legenthal
For this series, each week will dive into a different topic. More details coming soon.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with Joey Science and Charlene Chow
This drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! Each week, we’ll learn a new dance from the Jukin’ family: fishtail, mooch, grind, and figure-eights will all get covered.

Mike Legenthal and Amy Blank will be behind the DJ booth to whet your Blues appetite.

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

Thursday, June 28

We’ve got one more week of this month’s series, and this time with a special guest star:
 
Artistry (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown & 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 Julie Brown & 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.
 
Julie Brown and Don Coverdale will be behind the DJ booth for all your Blues needs.
 
As always, the lesson is $5, and the dance an additional $5.

Thursday, June 21

We are back and continuing our series already in progress:

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.

Steve York and Mike Grosser will be behind the DJ booth for your dancing pleasure.

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