This week at Blues Union

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.

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.