This week at Blues Union

Thursday, September 3

This Thursday, come out to Blues Union in Union Square and welcome back all the college folks!  This promises to be a great week with lots of excellent dancing.  We’re going to start off at 7:30pm with a blues clinic focusing on solo movement- so if you’ve wanted to work on your moves in solo or breakaway, this is great opportunity!  We will still be helping people with partnered connection if that’s what you’re feeling.  Feel free to come for a drop-in lesson as well- even if you’ve never blues danced before, our instructors will help you out!

At 9pm, get ready for badassery: DJs Julie Brown, Gui Cavalcanti, and John Brooks trade off songs for you to dance to during the night.  They’ll be trading ones, which means after one of them plays one song, the next DJ brings his or her considerable DJ might to bear to play the perfect song to make you move!  Come and cheer on your DJs, and have a great time on the floor!

Thursday, August 27

Come take a turns and spins class with Ogden and Amanda. Learn better balance, connection, and some cool moves! This class will focus on follows’ technique (for a change), and leads will learn how to better play the support role during turns.

DJing this week will be Ogden Sawyer and Khrysti Smyth! The cost of admission is $5, or $10 for the lesson and the dance!

Turns & Spins: 7:30pm
Drop-In beginner lesson: 8:30pm
Dancing: 9pm-11pm.

Thursday, August 20

This week, Shawn and Julie will be stretching your dance vocabulary with a class called BAM! Shhhh:

So you’ve got your steady groove down? Great! Now it’s time to spice it up a bit! In this class, we’ll show you how to use different types of moves to play with the energy of a song, and make your dancing more dynamic, impressive, and even suspenseful.

DJing this week will be Rif and Tim! As always, it will be $10 for both the lesson and the dance, and just $5 for the dance.

Thursday, August 6

Damon Stone just finished rocking Boston’s Blues scene, and I’m sure everyone has tons of stuff to work on! Come on down to Blues Union to practice your new material for an hour and a half, and Boston’s local instructors will critique, instruct and generally help you improve! Think of it as a series of mini-private lessons, all for the super-low cost of $5. On top of all that, John “Brooksalicious” Brooks and Tim “T-Bone” Lewandowski will be DJing for us till 11!

The lesson + dance is $10, and the dance alone is $5.

Thursday, July 23

This week Blues Union is back in action with Ogden and Amanda throwing down a moves class to top a month of styling! They’ll be teaching their intermediate lesson from 7:30 to 8:30, and a beginner lesson from 8:30 to 9:00. DJ Brooksalicious and Zac “Margarita” Wine will then pick up the pace and spin some tunes for us from 9 to 11!

As always, the lessons + dance are $10, while the dance alone is $5.

Blues Union is located at 16 Bow St, Somerville MA. Park across the street in the Citizen’s Bank parking lot!

Also – put next week’s Blues Union on your calendar! Damon Stone ( and will be flying in to do his workshop weekend, and will be teaching the intermediate and beginner lessons at Blues Union as a bonus!