Thursday, August 11

Last week we had closed position, and this week we’re opening it up with Julie Brown and Gui Cavalcanti:

Open Position (All Levels, 7:30-8:30)
Open position gives you a lot of freedom to move around and to create interesting shapes & orientations with your partner. This week, we’ll work on moving around in open position (in new and interesting ways!), adding energy & dynamics to those movements, and how to make that all feel great!

Beginner Crash Course (8:30-9:00)
This will be a weekly feature designed to introduce novices to Blues dancing. It will provide enough vocabulary to have fun on the dance floor. Plus, when students feel comfortable with this material, they’ll be ready for the Series classes.

Plus, we’re bringing back live music! Shawn Hershey and the Blues Bananas will be in the house, warming up for their performance at BluesShout. For more information on the band you can check out: http://www.bluesshout.com/2011/bands.php

And because we have a band, we’ll be going till midnight.

We’ve dropped the class prices back to $5, and as with live music nights, the dance will be $10.

Thursday, August 4

This month connection is the series theme, and we’re doing something a little different with it. Each week will be taught by a different instructor pair. Kicking it off will be Shawn Hershey and Jenn Martinez with:

Closed Position (All Levels, 7:30-8:30)
We’ll explore how the connection can be used to enhance your connection with your partner and your musicality. In addition, we’ll use both the jookin’ and ballroomin’ styles to explore how the connection is affected by each.

Beginner Crash Course (8:30-9:00)
This will be a weekly feature designed to introduce novices to Blues dancing. It will provide enough vocabulary to have fun on the dance floor. Plus, when students feel comfortable with this material, they’ll be ready for the Series classes.

To keep you dancing all night will be Steve York and Gui Cavalcanti behind the DJ booth.

We’ve dropped the class prices back to $5, and as always, the dance is $5.

Thursday, July 28

We just wrapped up another series, so it’s time to practice:

Blues Clinic (7:30-9)
During Blues Clinics we gather as many instructors as we can for personalized instruction. Students dance with instructors and get individual feedback on their dancing. Music plays continuously in the background, and students are encouraged to social dance and give each other feedback while not dancing with instructors. There is also a long beginner lesson running throughout, making the Clinic perfect for introducing newcomers to Blues Dancing.

Ready to care of your Blues needs will be Stephen York and Julie Brown behind the DJ booth.

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

Thursday, July 21

Come catch the final week of Jookin’ with our own Joshua Boroff and Devona Cartier:

Jookin’ (All Levels, 7:30-8:30)
The music is hot. Rhythmic. Guitars and harmonicas are flyin’. What are you gonna do? Get close? Show off? Dig down. Shake it. How do you dance to the music of the Jook Joint, the rent party? Memphis? Beale Street? Chicago? That’s it, move those hips.

Beginner Crash Course (8:30-9:00)
This will be a weekly feature designed to introduce novices to Blues dancing. It will provide enough vocabulary to have fun on the dance floor. Plus, when students feel comfortable with this material, they’ll be ready for the Series classes.

To keep you dancing all night will be Amy Kucharik and Gui Cavalcanti behind the DJ booth.

We’ve dropped the class prices back to $5, and as always, the dance is $5.

Thursday, July 14

We’re back again this week with the fabulous Joshua Boroff and Devona Cartier and correct spelling!

Jookin’ (All Levels, 7:30-8:30)
The music is hot. Rhythmic. Guitars and harmonicas are flyin’. What are you gonna do? Get close? Show off? Dig down. Shake it. How do you dance to the music of the Jook Joint, the rent party? Memphis? Beale Street? Chicago? That’s it, move those hips.

Beginner Crash Course (8:30-9:00)
This will be a weekly feature designed to introduce novices to Blues dancing. It will provide enough vocabulary to have fun on the dance floor. Plus, when students feel comfortable with this material, they’ll be ready for the Series classes.

John Brooks and Julie Brown will be behind the DJ booth, ready to scratch your Blues itch.

We’ve dropped the class prices back to $5, and as always, the dance is $5.