Thursday, June 2

Because New School Swing has to scale back their Blues series, Blues Union will be offering all-level series to try to help pick up the slack. Kicking it off this month will be Julie Brown and Jenn Martinez with a musicality series:

Musicality (All Levels, 7:30-8:30)
One of the beauties of Blues is its sheer variance in tempos, styles, and moods. So naturally, we want our dancing to reflect that! In this class we will focus on how to listen to and root yourself in the music, and how to translate that into different styles of movements and cool rhythms.

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.

Providing your Blues fix will be Amy Kucharik and Khrysti Smyth behind the DJ booth.

Plus, we’re dropping the class prices back to $5, and as always, the dance is $5

Thursday, May 26

Last week we wrapped up another month of series, and now is the perfect time to practice. That’s right, it’s time for another Clinic:

Blues Clinic (7:30-9)
We gather as many instructors as we can for 1.5 hours of 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.

For your Blues enjoyment, Stephen York and Devona Cartier will be behind the DJ booth.

If you registered for an entire series (beginner or intermediate), the Clinic is included in the price. As always, the Clinic is $5, and the dance an additional $5.

Thursday, May 19

Come catch the final week of Devona Cartier and Joshua Boroff showing us how to work solo movement into a partnered frame:

Solo Moves in Partnered (Beginner Series, 7:30-8:30)
Using some solo blues vocabulary, we focus on how to dance together, to a wide variety of music and tempos, and how the feel of a song might influence things like rhythm and style. In addition to partnering skills we will incorporate “break-a-ways”, moves that can be done apart, or in open position. We will play lots of music and give you plenty of time to practice. Get comfortable moving your body in the blues aesthetic. I mean you have to move your body to move your partner’s right?

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 Beginner Series classes.

Amy Kucharik and Julie Brown will be behind the DJ booth, ready to meet all of your Blues needs.

The Beginner Series class is $7 for students and $10 general admission, the Crash Course is $5, and as always, the dance is $5.

Thursday, May 12

The fabulous Devona Cartier and Joshua Boroff will continue to show us how to work solo movement into a partnered frame:

Solo Moves in Partnered (Beginner Series, 7:30-8:30)
Using some solo blues vocabulary, we focus on how to dance together, to a wide variety of music and tempos, and how the feel of a song might influence things like rhythm and style. In addition to partnering skills we will incorporate “break-a-ways”, moves that can be done apart, or in open position. We will play lots of music and give you plenty of time to practice. Get comfortable moving your body in the blues aesthetic. I mean you have to move your body to move your partner’s right?

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 Beginner Series classes.

For your Blues enjoyment, Devona will be joining John Brooks behind the DJ booth.

The Beginner Series class is $7 for students and $10 general admission, the Crash Course is $5, and as always, the dance is $5.

Thursday, May 5

Last month we focused on solo movement. This month we have Devona Cartier and Joshua Boroff showing us how to work that movement into a partnered frame:

Solo Moves in Partnered (Beginner Series, 7:30-8:30)
Using some solo blues vocabulary, we focus on how to dance together, to a wide variety of music and tempos, and how the feel of a song might influence things like rhythm and style. In addition to partnering skills we will incorporate “break-a-ways”, moves that can be done apart, or in open position. We will play lots of music and give you plenty of time to practice. Get comfortable moving your body in the blues aesthetic.  I mean you have to move your body to move your partner’s right?

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 Beginner Series classes.

To keep you dancing all night, we have Steve York and the return of Gui Cavalcanti behind the DJ booth.

The Beginner Series class is $7 for students and $10 general admission, the Crash Course is $5, and as always, the dance is $5.