Thursday, September 13

We have another installment of blues and battling ready to go this week:

Blues at the Savoy (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez and Forrest Rogers-Marcovitz
Come dance drapey, draggy, Ballroomin’ blues. This month we will focus on the slower, jazzier side of blues music played in larger ballrooms like the Savoy in Harlem. Inspired by movement and dance from the time, we will work on ways to gracefully glide around the dance floor and use momentum for elegant, dynamic moves.

Blues Basics: Triple-Step & Improvisation (8:30-9:30)
with Jenn Martinez and Forrest Rogers-Marcovitz
This month, each week covers a different topic. On the first and third weeks, we’ll learn blues dances that use a triple-step rhythm, and work on traveling, chill turns, and side passes. For the second and fourth 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.

Then, we prepare for battle! First, Joey Science will get all you lovely people warmed up and grooving. Next, entering the battle arena will be Paul Loschak vs. Grace Marie!

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

Thursday, September 6

September is going to be a fun month, folks! It all starts with two class series from our resident goofballs:

Blues at the Savoy (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez and Forrest Rogers-Marcovitz
Come dance drapey, draggy, Ballroomin’ blues. This month we will focus on the slower, jazzier side of blues music played in larger ballrooms like the Savoy in Harlem. Inspired by movement and dance from the time, we will work on ways to gracefully glide around the dance floor and use momentum for elegant, dynamic moves.

Blues Basics: Triple-Step & Improvisation (8:30-9:30)
with Jenn Martinez and Forrest Rogers-Marcovitz
This month, each week covers a different topic. On the first and third weeks, we’ll learn blues dances that use a triple-step rhythm, and work on traveling, chill turns, and side passes. For the second and fourth 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.

Plus, for the whole month, we’re bringing back an old Blues Union tradition: DJ battles! During the second set, 2 of our fabulous DJs will be battling it out to win your favor. All you lovely people will decide who plays the best songs and who has the best flow.

Steve York will spin the first set to get your Blues groove on. Then, first in the battle arena will be Downtown Julie Brown vs the Reverend Don Coverdale!

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

Thursday, August 30

We’ve wrapped up a joyful series, and now we’re featuring something new!

Blues Community Potluck (7:30-8:30)
In lieu of our Blues Clinic, we’ll be hosting a potluck. Everyone is welcome, even non-dancers, so bring your friends and loved ones! Let’s get to know each other, celebrate each other, and grow our community together. This will be a good opportunity to interact with dancers you don’t know as well, discuss your thoughts about our Boston area community, and just hang out and eat food with folks. Hope to see you there.

Feel free to bring your own food or food to share. If you bring food to share, please provide an ingredients list with your dish.

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ B (8:30-9:30)
with Mike Legenthal and K. Faye Jones
This drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! This month focuses on Ballroomin’, a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in ballrooms across America. At Blues Union, we’ll work on our close embrace connection and lag through Ballroom-style Slow Drag, and turns & dips, as we learn Savoy Walk/The Ballroom.

Steve York and Mike Legenthal will be behind the DJ booth to keep your groove going all night.

There is no charge for the Community Potluck. As always, the lesson is $5 and the dance an additional $5.

Thursday, August 23

We’re wrapping up the joys of dancing by making it:

Feel-Good Dancing (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown
Explore different foci, mindsets, and exercises for enjoying movement in your own body as well as enjoying the feeling of various connections. Find how you might make dancing feel better to yourself and what effect different foci have for your while social dancing.

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ B (8:30-9:30)
with Mike Legenthal and K. Faye Jones
This drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! This month focuses on Ballroomin’, a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in ballrooms across America. At Blues Union, we’ll work on our close embrace connection and lag through Ballroom-style Slow Drag, and turns & dips, as we learn Savoy Walk/The Ballroom.

Mike Legenthal and Don Coverdale will be behind the DJ booth for your Blues satisfaction.

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

Thursday, August 16

Sweet Molasses may be over, but we’ve still got plenty of joy in store:

Feel-Good Dancing (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown
Explore different foci, mindsets, and exercises for enjoying movement in your own body as well as enjoying the feeling of various connections. Find how you might make dancing feel better to yourself and what effect different foci have for your while social dancing.

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ B (8:30-9:30)
with Mike Legenthal and K. Faye Jones
This drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! This month focuses on Ballroomin’, a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in ballrooms across America. At Blues Union, we’ll work on our close embrace connection and lag through Ballroom-style Slow Drag, and turns & dips, as we learn Savoy Walk/The Ballroom.

Grace Marie and Amy Blank will be behind the DJ booth to get your Blues groove on.

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