This week at Blues Union

Thursday, July 25!

Sweet Molasses Blues is upon us and Blues Union is here to get you warmed up and ready! It all starts with:

Extended Topics: Buck! Choreography (7:00-8:00)
with Joey Science
Choreography is a really cool way to learn new ways of moving and thinking through dance space. This short choreography to Nina Simone’s “Buck” will give you a flavor of how Joey thinks about moving through space and creating moments.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ B (8:00-9:00)
with Julie Brown and R.L.
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, we’ll work on blues dances that came about to some funkier styles of blues music, including Four Corners, Rocks, Funky Butt, and Messaround.

Then, it’s time for some amazing live music courtesy of the Undaunted Professor Harp! Born and raised in Boston, the Professor has the blues of Texas and the whole wide Delta coursing through his veins. You can learn more at https://www.professorharp.com/.

As always, the lesson is $5, and for the special event the dance is $15. Sliding scale pre-sale tickets are available here.

Thursday, July 18

Getting amped for Sweet Molasses? We’ve got classes to help fuel that fire:

Extended Topics: Buck! Choreography (7:00-8:00)
with Joey Science
Choreography is a really cool way to learn new ways of moving and thinking through dance space. This short choreography to Nina Simone’s “Buck” will give you a flavor of how Joey thinks about moving through space and creating moments.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ B (8:00-9:00)
with Julie Brown and R.L.
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, we’ll work on blues dances that came about to some funkier styles of blues music, including Four Corners, Rocks, Funky Butt, and Messaround.

Ron Margolin and Don Coverdale 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, July 11

Sweet Molasses is almost upon us, and we’ve got classes to get you ready for it! It all starts with:

Extended Topics: Buck! Choreography (7:00-8:00)
with Joey Science
Choreography is a really cool way to learn new ways of moving and thinking through dance space. This short choreography to Nina Simone’s “Buck” will give you a flavor of how Joey thinks about moving through space and creating moments.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ B (8:00-9:00)
with Julie Brown and R.L.
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, we’ll work on blues dances that came about to some funkier styles of blues music, including Four Corners, Rocks, Funky Butt, and Messaround.

Steve York and Amy Blank will be behind the DJ booth to keep you dancing all night.

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

Thursday, June 27

We’ve got one more chance for you to get it with our latest round of classes:

Extended Topics: Get Those Tempos! (7:00-8:00)
with Joey Science and Zach Brass
To kick off the new extended topics format for the 7pm class this month, we’re going to work with the theme of “Get It Boston”! Let’s get reeeeeeeeal slow and really really fast in this last class. Your balance and power will be fortified, giving you the skills you need when it gets below 60 bpm or above 180 bpm. You don’t need any specific pre-reqs to participate in the class.

Blues Basics: Struttin’ & Improvisation (8:00-9:00)
with Joey Science
This month, each week covers a different topic. Some weeks, we’ll work on Struttin’–a close embrace dance great for mid-to-uptempo blues–and work on close embrace connection and zippy turns. 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.

Julie Brown and Paul Loschak will behind the DJ booth to get your Blues groove on.

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