Thursday, August 9

It’s time once again for Sweet Molasses, and you know we’re here to kick it off right!

Enjoying the Groove (7:30-8:30)
with Laura Chieko and Ruth Evelyn
This month, we delve into what we love about dancing and find ways we can get more enjoyment from it. Each week will be a different topic to find what we love, or delve into something the instructor finds deeply satisfying about dancing. More details on this week coming soon.

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.

Of course, this wouldn’t be a party without live music! Playing for us will be Boston’s own They become Dirt, a band born out of a desire to play for blues dancers. ‘They become Dirt’ is code for ‘Jesse Armerding and assorted cohorts playing in a musical mud puddle’.

As always, the lesson is $5. Pre-order tickets for the dance are available for $12 at https://www.sweetmolassesblues.com/registration. The price at the door will be $15, so get yours early!

Thursday, August 2

This month, we delve into what we love about dancing and find ways we can get more enjoyment from it. Each week will be a different topic to find what we love or delve into something the instructor finds deeply satisfying about dancing. It all kicks off with:

Finding Your Dance Values (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown
There are many amazing things about social dancing. In this class we’ll do an extended exercise to explore the things each of you finds most valuable in partner dancing. If possible, bring a pen & something to write on (notebook, paper).
**This class is open to all levels and dancers of other styles as well**

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.

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

Thursday, July 26

Join us as we wrap up the month with a dive into the unconventional:

Trio Dancing (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown, Ruth Evelyn, and Mike Grosser
Want to dance with more than one of your friends at once? Too many follows or leads at a dance? We offer you a solution – dance in a trio! We’ll cover some fundamentals of trio dancing for blues as well as some of our favorite moves.

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.

Grace Marie and Joey Science will be behind the DJ booth to whet your Blues appetite.

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

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.