This week at Blues Union

Thursday, September 26

We’ve got one more installment of our September classes. Come join the fun in:

Extended Topics: Gimme that Stretch, that Cushy Stuff (7:00-8:00)
with Joey Science
This month, we’ll work on creating stretchy, comfortable, functional moments in our connection, for both leaders & followers. There’s a lot of wonderful detail in this technique and no matter your familiarity with the concept of stretch & compression, we’ll have something for you to work on or play with during each class. Like last month, we’ll continue to use one or two moves per class to work on these techniques in a focused context, with lots of opportunity to practice/rep things in each class.
Level: Advanced beginner to advanced

Blues Basics: Triple-Step & Improvisation (8:00-9:00)
with Mike Legenthal and R.L.
This drop-in class is designedly for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! This month, each week covers a different topic. Some weeks, we’ll learn blues dances that use a triple-step rhythm, and work on traveling, chill turns, and side passes. Other weeks, we’ll learn how to listen to the music, find your own basic, and build a beautiful dance to any style of blues music.

Mike Legenthal and Amy Blank will be behind the DJ booth for your Blues dancing pleasure.

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

Thursday, September 19

We’ve got more fun content to explore in:

Extended Topics: Gimme that Stretch, that Cushy Stuff (7:00-8:00)
with Julie Brown
This month, we’ll work on creating stretchy, comfortable, functional moments in our connection, for both leaders & followers. There’s a lot of wonderful detail in this technique and no matter your familiarity with the concept of stretch & compression, we’ll have something for you to work on or play with during each class. Like last month, we’ll continue to use one or two moves per class to work on these techniques in a focused context, with lots of opportunity to practice/rep things in each class.

Level: Advanced beginner to advanced

Blues Basics: Triple-Step & Improvisation (8:00-9:00)
with Jenn Martinez
This drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! This month, each week covers a different topic. Some weeks, we’ll learn blues dances that use a triple-step rhythm, and work on traveling, chill turns, and side passes. Other weeks, we’ll learn how to listen to the music, find your own basic, and build a beautiful dance to any style of blues music.

Julie Brown and Don Coverdale will be behind the DJ booth to satisfy your Blues cravings.

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

Thursday, September 12

Join us for our latest set of deep dives in:

Extended Topics: Gimme that Stretch, that Cushy Stuff (7:00-8:00)
with Julie Brown and Joey Science
This month, we’ll work on creating stretchy, comfortable, functional moments in our connection, for both leaders & followers. There’s a lot of wonderful detail in this technique and no matter your familiarity with the concept of stretch & compression, we’ll have something for you to work on or play with during each class. Like last month, we’ll continue to use one or two moves per class to work on these techniques in a focused context, with lots of opportunity to practice/rep things in each class.

Level: Advanced beginner to advanced

Blues Basics: Triple-Step & Improvisation (8:00-9:00)
with Mike Legenthal and R.L.
This drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! This month, each week covers a different topic. Some weeks, we’ll learn blues dances that use a triple-step rhythm, and work on traveling, chill turns, and side passes. Other weeks, we’ll learn how to listen to the music, find your own basic, and build a beautiful dance to any style of blues music.

Steve York and Paul Loschak will be behind the DJ booth to get your Blues groove on.

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

Thursday, September 5

This month we’re serving up some fun with connection in:

Extended Topics: Gimme that Stretch, that Cushy Stuff (7:00-8:00)
with Julie Brown and Joey Science
This month, we’ll work on creating stretchy, comfortable, functional moments in our connection, for both leaders & followers. There’s a lot of wonderful detail in this technique and no matter your familiarity with the concept of stretch & compression, we’ll have something for you to work on or play with during each class. Like last month, we’ll continue to use one or two moves per class to work on these techniques in a focused context, with lots of opportunity to practice/rep things in each class.

Level: Advanced beginner to advanced

Blues Basics: Triple-Step & Improvisation (8:00-9:00)
with Mike Legenthal and R.L.
This drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! This month, each week covers a different topic. Some weeks, we’ll learn blues dances that use a triple-step rhythm, and work on traveling, chill turns, and side passes. Other weeks, we’ll learn how to listen to the music, find your own basic, and build a beautiful dance to any style of blues music.

Joey Science and Ron Margolin will be behind the DJ booth to tickle your Blues fancy.

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

Thursday, August 29

We’ve got one more fun move to dive into in:

Extended Topics: Reps, Reps, Reps! (7:00-8:00)
with Julie Brown
There’s a saying that repetition is the mother of learning. This month, we’ll work on partnered patterns (like turns, side passes, or things that use momentum), and practice, practice, practice!
– Leaders will work on building muscle memory for leading these patterns, and refining the techniques to lead them clearly & comfortably.
– Followers will work on recognizing patterns, developing following skills to detect & follow variations, and refining the techniques to follow these patterns confidently & comfortably.

Level: This series will progress in level throughout the month–starting with basic patterns & fundamental techniques earlier in the month, and progressing towards complex patterns & next-level techniques later in the month.

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ B (8:00-9:00)
with Charlene Chow
This drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! Ballroomin’ is a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in ballrooms to jazz-blues. These dances have more partnered moves and often travel around the dance floor. This month, we’ll work on our close embrace connection and lag through Ballroom-style Slow Drag and work on turns & dips, as we learn Savoy Walk (also known as The Ballroom).

Amy Kucharik and Amy Blank will be behind the DJ booth to whet your Blues appetite.

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