This week at Blues Union

Thursday, June 13

Come join us for our new class format and earlier schedule:

Extended Topics: Get Feedback (7:00-8:00)
with Joey Science and Zach Brass
To kick off the new extended topics format for the 7pm class this month, we’re going to work with the theme of “Get It Boston”! Giving and receiving feedback is a skill set all of its own. In this class, we’ll break down how to be specific in your feedback requests, how to take action on feedback you may not agree with, and also get better at delivering the feedback someone needs in ways that are personally meaningful. And of course, we’ll get a bunch of practice giving feedback to folks! You don’t need any specific pre-reqs to participate in the class.

Blues Basics: Struttin’ & Improvisation (8:00-9:00)
with Joey Science
This month, each week covers a different topic. Some weeks, we’ll work on Struttin–a close embrace dance great for mid-to-uptempo blues–and work on close embrace connection and zippy turns. 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 Joey Science will behind the DJ booth for your Blues dancing pleasure.

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

Thursday, June 6

We’re making changes in the schedule and format, but still providing great content! Come check it out in:

Extended Topics: Get It Boston (7:00-8:00)
with Joey Science and Zach Brass
To kick off the new extended topics format for the 7pm class this month, we’re going to work with the theme of “Get It Boston”! The first week will be all about how to get the most out of classes and how to practice on your own, with a partner, or even on the social floor! You don’t need any specific pre-reqs to participate in the class.

Blues Basics: Struttin’ & Improvisation (8:00-9:00)
with Joey Science
This month, each week covers a different topic. Some weeks, we’ll work on Struttin–a close embrace dance great for mid-to-uptempo blues–and work on close embrace connection and zippy turns. 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 Amy Blank will behind the DJ booth to scratch your Blues itch.

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

Thursday, May 30

This week we wrap it up with our fanciest footwork in:

Advanced Struttin’ (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown and Forrest Rogers-Marcovitz
Come take your Struttin’ to the next level! This month, we’ll get you more footwork & moves, and better technique for Struttin’, the upbeat close embrace blues dance from Memphis.
*This series is open to anyone who has taken struttin’ basics 2 or more times*
Check out some examples of Struttin’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0O25_Ci21ohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9pXI82VGEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeIaurVgdLM

Blues Basics: Improvisation (8:30-9:30)
with Julie Brown
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 week 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 Paul Loschak will be behind the DJ booth to satisfy all your Blues cravings.

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

Thursday, May 23

This week we return to our fabulous regularly scheduled program:

Advanced Struttin’ (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez and Forrest Rogers-Marcovitz
Come take your Struttin’ to the next level! This month, we’ll get you more footwork & moves, and better technique for Struttin’, the upbeat close embrace blues dance from Memphis.
*This series is open to anyone who has taken struttin’ basics 2 or more times*
Check out some examples of Struttin’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0O25_Ci21ohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9pXI82VGEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeIaurVgdLM

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with K. Faye Jones
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 focuses on ballroomin’ blues, danced to jazz-blues music. We’ll be working on one-step and two-step for blues, two stylish walking dances with close embrace, fun footwork patterns, and delightful turns.

Ron Margolin and Don Coverdale will be behind the DJ booth to scratch your Blues itch.

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

Thursday, May 16!

Blues Union has been running for a decade! To celebrate, we’re throwing a big ol’ party! The night starts off with:

All Levels: Blues Line Dance (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez and Julie Brown
Inspired by this community, a Boston blues line dance was created. We’re featuring another chance to learn, or review it. Everyone is welcome! All participants of either class are welcome to take part in the debut.

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with Julie Brown
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 focuses on ballroomin’ blues, danced to jazz-blues music. We’ll be working on one-step and two-step for blues, two stylish walking dances with close embrace, fun footwork patterns, and delightful turns.

Naturally, there will be live music, courtesy of Amy Kucharik and Tiger Moan! There will also be awesome food, in the form of our ever popular grilled cheese night! The brand new Boston blues line dance will be debuted!

Plus, for the first time ever, we will have vendors! Three local black owned businesses will be present during the dance: Chevalier Homme, Beauty N Simplicity, and Gracie Makes Things.

As always, the lesson is $5, and for the special event the dance is $15.