Thursday, April 5

This month at Blues Union is all about feelings in your heart and in your hips:

Expressin’ the Blues (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez
Blues is more than a dance genre, blues is a feeling! When you have a lot of vocabulary, how can you use it to make artistic choices? In this series we’ll workshop ways to connect to the energy and emotion of blues music, as well as develop more personal meaning in our dance styles. We’ll also explore how we can present that in both social and performative/competitive contexts.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with Jenn Martinez
Jukin’ is a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in juke joints, house parties, and other small social spaces. Danced to guitar, harmonica, and piano-based blues, this style has greater independence between partners. This month, we’ll work on getting great hip movement, working on the Fishtail, Mooch, Grind, Figure-8s, and Slow Drag.

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

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