Union Foundations: March 23

Join us for a crossover night of bachata and blues dancing!

Bachata and blues are both dances that arose from a history of African roots & rhythms that have since evolved and been shared all across the world! Come learn the basics of both dances and how their shared history allows us to find similarities between the two.

Bachata is a dance that originated in the Dominican Republic that rose to the level of Intangible National Heritage (by UNESCO) and has since spread all across the world.

Blues dance is a family of social dances (some solo, some partnered) created by Black Americans, intertwined with different styles of blues music. Each dance was shaped by the music, the people, and the settings in which it developed.

7:30-9pm: Lesson with Lumyr Derisier, Tara Gonczi, and Jenn Martinez
9pm-11pm: Social dancing with DJs John Mamba Shider and Paul Loschak trading mini-sets. 50% Bachata, 50% Blues

Sliding scale $10-25, admission covers the whole night. No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Cash or Venmo at the door.
Pre-sale tickets available here:
^^WithFriends supporters, get pre-sale tickets to use your discount.This is part of the continuing Union Foundations project, helping us rebuild and reconnect.

This is part of the continuing Union Foundations project, helping us rebuild and reconnect.

*Covid safety*
-Proof of vaccination required (including a booster if J&J or 2nd dose was 6+ months ago). If you have a medical exception or if you have questions, please reach out to the Union email address.
-Surgical mask, N95, KN95, or KF94 masks required (we’ll have some if you don’t).
-HEPA filter in the venue.
-*If you test positive within 10 days of attending, email BostonBluesUnion (at) gmail (dot) com, so other folks can be informed.*
More on covid policies: https://bluesunionboston.com/code-of-conduct/#covid-policies
-Gender-neutral, single stall bathrooms
-Soft chairs for sitting/resting
-Not wheelchair accessible – up a flight of stairs
-As much as possible for you, please refrain from wearing/using synthetically fragranced products such as perfume, cologne, and body spray (such as Axe) and fragranced hand sanitizers to help keep the space accessible to chemical-allergy & migraine sufferers.