This week at Blues Union

Thursday, March 24

This week  Shawn Hershey and Jenn Martinez will be finishing up their four week series:

Ballroomin’ (7:30-8:30)
Ballroomin’ is a style of blues dance that developed in the ballrooms of Harlem to slower and jazzy numbers. We will be focusing on quality of movement in close embrace as well as stylish moves that use an open frame. Come learn how to fill the space in slower songs with control and that feel good blues lag.

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 a treat for you: Julie Brown and Devona Cartier will be trading songs.

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, March 17

This week we have Shawn Hershey and Jenn Martinez bringing their third installment of a four week series:

Ballroomin’ (7:30-8:30)
Ballroomin’ is a style of blues dance that developed in the ballrooms of Harlem to slower and jazzy numbers. We will be focusing on quality of movement in close embrace as well as stylish moves that use an open frame. Come learn how to fill the space in slower songs with control and that feel good blues lag.

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.

Ready to give you those feel good Blues this week are Devona Cartier and Tim Lewandowski.

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, March 10

This week we have Shawn Hershey and Jenn Martinez bringing their second installment of a 4 week series:

Ballroomin’ (7:30-8:30)
Ballroomin’ is a style of blues dance that developed in the ballrooms of Harlem to slower and jazzy numbers. We will be focusing on quality of movement in close embrace as well as stylish moves that use an open frame. Come learn how to fill the space in slower songs with control and that feel good blues lag.

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.

And for your dancing pleasure, we’ll have Christine Moser and Khrysti Smyth 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, March 3

It’s a new month, which means it’s time for a new series. Shawn Hershey and Jenn Martinez are teaming up to bring you:

Ballroomin’ (7:30-8:30)
Ballroomin’ is a style of blues dance that developed in the ballrooms of Harlem to slower and jazzy numbers. We will be focusing on quality of movement in close embrace as well as stylish moves that use an open frame. Come learn how to fill the space in slower songs with control and that feel good blues lag.

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.

Afterward, Julie Brown and Amy Kucharik will keep you dancing all night.

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, February 24

It’s time to welcome back our wonderful Blues Clinic to its new spot on the calendar. This will give all the series students a chance to really get focused attention on what they learned.

During Blues Clinics 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.

And for your Blues enjoyment, we have Devona Cartier and Stephen York 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.