Thursday, November 16

Join us as we continue to explore different influences on the blues in:
 
Latin Rhythms in Blues (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez
Latin rhythms have often been woven into blues music, but what can we as blues dancers do with them? In this series we’ll delve into how to identify various Latin rhythms and how to adopt blues dances to them. We’ll also explore how to adopt Latin moves into the blues aesthetic.
 
Blues Basics (8:30-9:30)
Struttin’ and How to Build a Blues Dance
with Jenn Martinez and Steve York
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! Classes focus on a different topic each week. This month, some weeks will cover the basics of struttin’. Other weeks will cover the fundamental structure of blues dances, so you can listen to the music and build your own.
 
Amy Kucharik and Joey Science will be behind the DJ booth for your Blues dancing pleasure.
 
As always, the lesson is $5, and the dance an additional $5.

Thursday, November 9

It’s a new week, and another chance to kick off a new series:

Latin Rhythms in Blues (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez
Latin rhythms have often been woven into blues music, but what can we as blues dancers do with them? In this series we’ll delve into how to identify various Latin rhythms and how to adopt blues dances to them. We’ll also explore how to adopt Latin moves into the blues aesthetic.

Blues Basics (8:30-9:30)
Struttin’ and How to Build a Blues Dance
with Jenn Martinez
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! Classes focus on a different topic each week. This month, some weeks will cover the basics of struttin’. Other weeks will cover the fundamental structure of blues dances, so you can listen to the music and build your own.

Julie Brown and Amy Blank will be behind the DJ booth to scratch your Blues itch.

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

Thursday, November 2

This month we have a new series on certain rhythms found in blues music:

Latin Rhythms in Blues (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez
Latin rhythms have often been woven into blues music, but what can we as blues dancers do with them? In this series we’ll delve into how to identify various Latin rhythms and how to adopt blues dances to them. We’ll also explore how to adopt Latin moves into the blues aesthetic.

Blues Basics (8:30-9:30)
Struttin’ and How to Build a Blues Dance
with Jenn Martinez
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! Classes focus on a different topic each week. This month, some weeks will cover the basics of struttin’. Other weeks will cover the fundamental structure of blues dances, so you can listen to the music and build your own.

Amy Blank and Steve York will be behind the DJ booth to whet your Blues appetite.

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

Thursday, October 26

It’s time once again for our annual Halloween party! We’ve got a spooky fun night in store, and it all starts off with:

Blues Clinic (7:30-9:30)
The Clinic is an opportunity to work one-on-one with instructors and to work with your friends and peers. Music plays in the background as people work together, and the instructors move around the room, working with people one-on-one or in couples. When not working with instructors, people work with peers, dance with each other, try new things they’re working on, or try things the instructors have helped them with. You can work on material from that month’s series class, workshops you took recently, or anything you like! From 8:30-9:30, we have our Blues Basics class as usual, while the clinic continues in the rest of the room.

And what better thing for a party than live music? We have the return of They become Dirt, who love Halloween just as much as we do. ‘They become Dirt’ is code for ‘Jesse Armerding and assorted cohorts playing in a musical mud puddle’.

Plus, the costume contest returns! Wear a costume before the band break to be automatically entered for a chance to win some fabulous Blues Union prizes.

As always with live music nights, the lesson is $5, and the dance an additional $10, and we’ll be going till midnight.

Thursday, October 19

Come join us for one more installment of jazzy goodness in:

Mo’ Mentum (7:30-8:30)
with Chris & Amanda Mayer
Put some kick in your ballroomin’! In this class, we’ll teach complex moves with lots of momentum, and use them to show you how to maximize stretch and redirect energy. Caution: use of momentum can be addictive!

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ (8:30-9:30)
with Joey Science & Claire Davis
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, classes will focus on ballroom slow drag and savoy walk.

Sarah Eilise and Amy Blank will be behind the DJ booth for your dancing pleasure.

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