Thursday, March 1

It’s a new month, spring is almost here, and we’ve got some fabulous new classes:

Rhythms! (7:30-8:30)
with Joey Science & Dan Legenthal
Rhythm, you have it…or at least, you will at the end of this four-part class! Blues is a genre full of rhythmic nuance that makes it fun, but also sometimes challenging to dance to. Dan and Joey will help you find ways to express different rhythms with style and precision.

Blues Basics: Triple Steps & Improvisation (8:30-9:30)
with Joey Science & Derrick Rice
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, each week covers a different topic. Some weeks, we’ll learn blues dances that use a triple-step rhythm, and work on traveling, chill turns, and side passes. 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.

Paul Loschak and Steve York will be behind the DJ booth to satisfy your Blues cravings.

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

Thursday, February 22

It’s the last week of our Black History Month fundraiser. Please come join us to make it a strong one!

The night starts off with our monthly Blues Clinic:

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.

Mike Legenthal and Amy Blank will be behind the DJ booth for your Blues dancing pleasure.

As always, the clinic is $5, and the dance an additional $5. Donations will also be welcome.

Thursday, February 15

For the last installment of our Black History all level series, we’ll be featuring another African American partner dance!

Essentials of Detroit-Style Ballroom (7:30-8:30)
with Tourino Jacks
Detroit Ballroom, also known as Detroit Cha Cha, is based on the cha cha calypso. It’s danced to R&B artists such as Roy Ayers, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and The Tempations. This class will cover the fundamentals.

Basics: Ballroomin’ B (8:30-9:30)
with Julie Brown & Clayton Jennings
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 focus on Ballroomin’, a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in ballrooms to jazz-blues. The first 2 weeks, we’ll work on close embrace and some cool moves, while learning Savoy Walk. The last 2 weeks, we’ll work on our close embrace connection and lag, through Ballroom-style Slow Drag.

Amy Kucharik and Paul Loschak will be behind the DJ booth to whet your Blues appetite.

As always, the lesson is $5 and the dance an additional $5. Donations will also be welcome.

Thursday, February 8

Last week was a great start to our Black History Month fundraiser, so let’s keep it going! All profits made this month will be donated to Black Lives Matter Cambridge.

All Levels Sampler on Blues Styles (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown
This month, instead of the Intermediate+ class, we’re offering classes open to all levels on various topics regarding blues culture, music, and history! Each week will be a different teacher & topic. This will be a lecture on different styles of blues music.

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ B (8:30-9:30)
with Julie Brown & Clayton Jennings
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 focus on Ballroomin’, a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in ballrooms to jazz-blues. The first 2 weeks, we’ll work on close embrace and some cool moves, while learning Savoy Walk. The last 2 weeks, we’ll work on our close embrace connection and lag, through Ballroom-style Slow Drag.

Amy Blank and Joey Science will be behind the DJ booth to get your Blues groove on. This week’s featured artists are Muddy Waters and Duke Ellington!

As always, the lesson is $5 and the dance an additional $5. Donations will also be welcome.

Thursday, February 1

This month we’re celebrating Black History Month! All profits from the month will be donated to Black Lives Matter Cambridge. Join us as we kick off with:

All Levels Sampler on Blues History & Culture (7:30-8:30)
with Mike Legenthal
This month, instead of the Intermediate+ class, we’re offering classes open to all levels on various topics regarding blues culture, music, and history! Each week will be a different teacher & topic. The first installment will be a lecture on blues history and context.

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ B (8:30-9:30)
with Julie Brown & Clayton Jennings
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 focus on Ballroomin’, a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in ballrooms to jazz-blues. The first 2 weeks, we’ll work on close embrace and some cool moves, while learning Savoy Walk. The last 2 weeks, we’ll work on our close embrace connection and lag, through Ballroom-style Slow Drag.

Julie Brown and Steve York will be behind the DJ booth to scratch your Blues itch.
 
Plus, each week will feature 2 different blues musicians. Our DJs will feature an artist in their sets, and information on them will be posted to our Facebook page. Our first featured artists are Billie Holiday and Bobby “Blue” Bland!

As always, the lesson is $5 and the dance an additional $5. Donations will also be welcome.