This week at Blues Union

Thursday, January 17

The month continues, and we have more ways to have fun on the dance floor in:

Adaptations & Games for the Social Floor (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown
Over the course of the month, we’ll work on various techniques for making social dancing safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable for ourselves. The series will include technical adaptations for followers and leaders, as well as fun social games to play on the social floor.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ B (8:30-9:30)
with Jenn Martinez 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 Amy Blank will be behind the DJ booth to whet your Blues appetite.

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

Thursday, January 10

We’re bringing you more ways to have fun out on the floor in:

Adaptations & Games for the Social Floor (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown
Over the course of the month, we’ll work on various techniques for making social dancing safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable for ourselves. The series will include technical adaptations for followers and leaders, as well as fun social games to play on the social floor.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ B (8:30-9:30)
with Jenn Martinez 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.

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

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Happy New Year, everyone! We are back for 2019 with more fabulous classes and dancing. It all kicks off with:

Adaptations & Games for the Social Floor (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown
Over the course of the month, we’ll work on various techniques for making social dancing safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable for ourselves. The series will include technical adaptations for followers and leaders, as well as fun social games to play on the social floor.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ B (8:30-9:30)
with Julie Brown 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.

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

Thursday, December 13

It’s the last Blues Union of the year, and we’re spending it in style! It all starts off with:
 
Old School Cool Footwork (7:30-8:30)
with Mike Legenthal
Looking to recharge your creative batteries? Let’s take inspiration from some vintage clips, and learn some shiny new (to us) footwork! And of course, all this footwork will be perfect for Professor Harp’s sound, so you can keep playing all night long!
 
Blues Basics: Struttin’ & Improvisation (8:30-9:30)
with Julie Brown and Jenn Martinez
This month, each week covers a different topic. For the first week, we’ll learn how to listen to the music, find your own basic, and build a beautiful dance to any style of blues music. Then, we’ll work on Struttin’–a close embrace dance great for mid-to-uptempo blues–and work on close embrace connection and zippy turns.
 
Plus, we’ve booked an extra-special live band: Professor Harp! The Professor is in a word a powerhouse. His singing and harmonica playing are unique while being deeply rooted with earlier Blues masters such as Muddy Waters, Little Walter, George Smith et al. As the old adage goes “All great artists are profoundly influenced by great artists.” That’s just the way it is.
To learn more, check out www.professorharp.com
 
And of course with the live music, we’ll be going till midnight!
 
As always the lesson is $5, and the dance will be $15 at the door.