This week at Blues Union

Thursday, May 11

Join us for more vintage inspired goodness from Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser in:

Sandra, Earl, and Al (7:30-8:30)
Turn back the clock with us to find inspiration from these three early jazz dance greats. Even though there are limited video clips of these dancers, we can still draw a lot of fantastic ideas from their movements.

Blues Basics + Beginner Clinic (8:30-9:30)
This weekly drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the fundamentals. It will provide enough moves to have fun on the dance floor, as well the opportunity to hone and polish the core techniques behind the dance. Each week, we’ll cover something new, so you can come every week, or just drop in for a class or few. This class includes the beginner clinic, where you can work on your dancing one-on-one with instructors and advanced dancers. This month it will be taught by Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser.

Sarah Elise and Paul Loschak will be behind the DJ booth to get your Blues groove on.

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

Thursday, May 4

This month Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser are serving up a new series with old roots:

Sandra, Earl, and Al (7:30-8:30)
Turn back the clock with us to find inspiration from these three early jazz dance greats. Even though there are limited video clips of these dancers, we can still draw a lot of fantastic ideas from their movements.

Blues Basics + Beginner Clinic (8:30-9:30)
This weekly drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the fundamentals. It will provide enough moves to have fun on the dance floor, as well the opportunity to hone and polish the core techniques behind the dance. Each week, we’ll cover something new, so you can come every week, or just drop in for a class or few. This class includes the beginner clinic, where you can work on your dancing one-on-one with instructors and advanced dancers. This month it will be taught by Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser.

Amy Blank and Steve York will be behind the DJ booth to for your dancing pleasure.

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

Thursday, April 27

This month held a special series, so cleraly a special Clinic is in order! The first hour will be a Steppin’ set, where we’ll be joined by some of the Red Velvet Steppers. After that we’ll bring on the Blues:

Blended Clinic (7:30-9:30)
The Clinic is an opportunity to work one-on-one with instructors and to work with your friends and peers. Music plays in the background as people work together, and the instructors move around the room, working with people one-on-one or in couples. When not working with instructors, people work with peers, dance with each other, try new things they’re working on, or try things the instructors have helped them with. You can work on material from that month’s series class, workshops you took recently, or anything you like! From 8:30-9:15, we have our Blues Basics class as usual, while the clinic continues in the rest of the room.

Paul Loschak and Amy Blank will be behind the DJ booth to keep you grooving all night.

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

Thursday, April 20

Come one, come all to our last class of a special series on a different style of African-American dance:

Intro to Chicago-Style Steppin’ (7:30-8:30)
Chicago-style Steppin’ is a smooth and chill partnered dance style descended from lindy hop, danced to R&B music. Guest instructor James Brown from the Red Velvet Steppers will teach an intro-to Steppin’ series all month, and on the last week, James & other local steppers will come help out at a Steppin’ clinic from 7:30-8:30.

Blues Basics + Beginner Clinic (8:30-9:30)
This weekly drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the fundamentals. It will provide enough moves to have fun on the dance floor, as well the opportunity to hone and polish the core techniques behind the dance. Each week, we’ll cover something new, so you can come every week, or just drop in for a class or few. This class includes the beginner clinic, where you can work on your dancing one-on-one with instructors and advanced dancers. This month it will be taught by Jenn Martinez and Clayton Jennings.

Jonathan Pechon and Steve York will be behind the DJ booth to whet your Blues appetite.

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

Thursday, April 13

Come one, come all, because this month we have a special series on a different style of African-American dance:

Intro to Chicago-Style Steppin’ (7:30-8:30)
Chicago-style Steppin’ is a smooth and chill partnered dance style descended from lindy hop, danced to R&B music. Guest instructor James Brown from the Red Velvet Steppers will teach an intro-to Steppin’ series all month, and on the last week, James & other local steppers will come help out at a Steppin’ clinic from 7:30-8:30.

Blues Basics + Beginner Clinic (8:30-9:30)
This weekly drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the fundamentals. It will provide enough moves to have fun on the dance floor, as well the opportunity to hone and polish the core techniques behind the dance. Each week, we’ll cover something new, so you can come every week, or just drop in for a class or few. This class includes the beginner clinic, where you can work on your dancing one-on-one with instructors and advanced dancers. This month it will be taught by Jenn Martinez and Clayton Jennings.

Amy Kucharik and Julie Brown will be behind the DJ booth to get your Blues groove on.

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