Thursday, Oct 15th

This Thursday, Blues Union will be bringing you another excellent out-of-town instructor and DJ: Andrew Smith from Portland, OR!

Andrew teaches locally in Portland, and has taught at Steel City Blues (2009), at East Meets West (2009), and will teach at San Diego Fusion Exchange (2010).  Andrew travels and competes throughout the country. Most recently, he took 1st Place in the Open Strictly Blues Competition (with partner Karissa Lightsmith) at Emerald City Blues Festival 2008, tied for 2nd Place in the Open Jack & Jill Competition at Steel City Blues 2009, and competed in the Invitational Jack & Jill Competition at BluesSHOUT! 2009. Andrew is a caring and enthusiastic teacher, who seeks to share his passion for dance and help others organically find their own joy in dance.

Andrew is also an excellent DJ, who was a finalist in the 2009 East Meets West DJ competition! This week, he will be bringing his badass tunes to Blues Union!

Watch a video of Andrew dancing:

Andrew will also be available for private lessons. If you are interested, please contact Julie Brown at

This Thursday at Blues Union, Andrew will be teaching an intermediate lesson from 7:30-8:30pm, followed by a half-hour beginner crash course from 8:30-9:00. Then he and Julie Brown will be DJing the night away from 9:00-11:00pm, for your dancing pleasure.

As always:

Lesson + dance: $10
Dance only: $5

at Dance Union
16 Bow St
Somerville, MA

See you there for an awesome evening of classes, music, and dancing!