This week at Blues Union

Thursday, January 14th

This week we kick off a month of learning how to dance to different styles of Blues and Jazz. Over the course of the month we’ll be covering hard-driving Chicago Blues, some trad jazz, and R&SB-style Blues!

We’re starting things off with a lesson by Gui and Jenn on how to dance to the hard-driving sounds (think Chicago Blues, primarily, and Blues with funk influences) that Gui is so fond of playing. We’ll be showing you movements and isolations that match the sharpness and attack of the music while keeping the connection feeling good.

Once the lesson ends, we have Gui Cavalcantii and Micki Balder throwing down some hard-driving Blues for us all night long!

The intermediate lesson is from 7:30 to 8:30, and the beginner lesson is from 8:30 to 9:00. The lesson and dance cost $10 combined, and just the lesson or the dance cost $5 each.

Thursday, January 7th

Alright, here we go! We’re back from our holiday hiatus and ready to rock your world.

This Thursday we’re kicking the New Year off right with a Blues Clinic with Gui Cavalcanti, Jenn Martinez, Paul Mandel, and Julie Brown. From 7:30 to 9:00, all levels of dancers from newcomer to advanced can walk in, practice in a safe environment, and get personal attention from any of our four instructors. We’re essentially offering miniature private lessons for all of $5 – you can’t get a better deal anywhere else!

Once we wrap up the Blues Clinic, we’re going to have ourselves a DJ battle. This week we have Julie Brown taking on John Brooks and Gui Cavalcanti taking on Amy Kucharik! In our battles, DJs switch off every song, guaranteeing fresh and exciting music by keeping our DJs on their toes.

Come shake off your holiday slump with some hot Blues!

Thursday, Dec 17th

Hello, hello!

Gui and Jenn will gear up this Thursday to show you some slinky, sexy and safe dips! In addition to covering follower styling, support technique and line work, we’ll focus heavily on setting up the leads to plant themselves properly, support the follow safely and cover lots of ways to get out of dips that won’t induce hernias. We’ll also talk about dip musicality, and we’ll show you where different kinds of dips fit in Blues music.

The intermediate lesson will last from 7:30 to 8:30, and a drop-in beginner lesson will run from 8:30 to 9:00.

Dancing will be from 9 to 11. Gui Cavalcanti will be DJing from 9 to 10, and Alex Abdoualev will be DJing from 10 to 11.

Thursday, December 10

This week, Julie Brown and Ogden Sawyer bring you a new class:  Hey! Nice Lines! Lately, we’ve been working a lot on connection and how to feel really good, so now let’s spend some time on lookin‘ good.  Oh yeeeah :)  Learn how to make nice lines when you dance, and come out looking better, stronger, and sexier.  And guess what: we’ll show how looking good can actually help you (and your partner) feel better too!

Following the lesson, Ogden  and Micki will play the right kind of grooves to stretch your body and your soul.

Thursday, December 3

We’re back this week!  And we’re back with a vengeance: first, everyone is welcome to come to the drop-in Blues Clinic, where some of your favorite instructors are prepared to help you work on whatever you want to work on!  As always, no partner is required- just come in ready to play around and stretch yourself.

Next up, we’ve got an earth-shaking DJ Battle.   Julie Brown goes up against Gui Cavalcanti (with his new and improved battle station), and then John Brooks and Amy Kucharik sound the war drums!  Blues Union’s going to have to get down.

Lesson and Dance: $10
Dance alone: $5