This week at Blues Union

Thursday, February 27

Join us for our final installment of exploration this week in:

Extended Topics: Featured Artists & Dancing to Their Music (7:00-8:00)
with Dan Legenthal
This month, we’re featuring a different Black blues artist each week, learning about their music, their style, and fun & lovely ways to dance to their music. This week, we’ll highlight the music and life of Gaye Adegbalola!

Blues Basics: Style & Improvisation 2 (8:00-9:00)
with Joey Science and R.L Nati
This month, we’ll work on developing your own style in blues dance, while learning fundamental techniques & moves. Work on things like aesthetics, pulses, and styling blues movements.

Each lesson is $5.

Blues Union requests that you refrain from wearing scented products, including but not limited to colognes, after-shave, fragranced lotions, perfumes, hair spray, or similar products. This especially helps community members with fragrance & chemical allergies & sensitivities, but also makes the space safer for everyone. Learn more here,or see our FAQs for more details.

Thursday, February 20

There’s more blues music and blues dance to explore this week in:

Extended Topics: Featured Artists & Dancing to Their Music (7:00-8:00)
with Dan Legenthal
This month, we’re featuring a different Black blues artist each week, learning about their music, their style, and fun & lovely ways to dance to their music. This week, we’ll highlight the music and life of Muddy Waters!

Blues Basics: Style & Improvisation 2 (8:00-9:00)
with Joey Science
This month, we’ll work on developing your own style in blues dance, while learning fundamental techniques & moves. Work on things like aesthetics, pulses, and styling blues movements.

Each lesson is $5.

Thursday, February 13

Join us as we continue to explore the world of blues music alongside blues dance in:

Extended Topics: Featured Artists & Dancing to Their Music (7:00-8:00)
with Julie Brown
This month, we’re featuring a different Black blues artist each week, learning about their music, their style, and fun & lovely ways to dance to their music. This week, we’ll highlight the music and life of Alberta Hunter, a blueswoman whose career spanned from the 1920s to the 1980s! Any dancers who have a comfortable close embrace connection are welcome to join.

Blues Basics: Style & Improvisation 2 (8:00-9:00)
with R.L. Nati and Julie Brown
This month, we’ll work on developing your own style in blues dance, while learning fundamental techniques & moves. Work on things like aesthetics, pulses, and styling blues movements.

Each lesson is $5.

After classes, we’ll be heading to Backbar. All are welcome to join!

Thursday, February 6

It’s time for the next social dance at Blues Union, and we’ll have live music from The Undaunted Professor Harp!

This night is also a fundraiser night, with all profits going to Black Lives Matter Cambridge and the Racines Festival.

Extended Topics: Featured Artists & Dancing to Their Music (7:00-8:00)
with Julie Brown
This month, we’re featuring a different Black blues artist each week, learning about their music, their style, and fun & lovely ways to dance to their music. The level may vary each week. The first featured artist is Professor Harp!

Blues Basics: Style & Improvisation 2 (8:00-9:00)
with R.L. Nati and Joey Science
This month, we’ll work on developing your own style in blues dance, while learning fundamental techniques & moves. Work on things like aesthetics, pulses, and styling blues movements.

Social dancing happens from 9-11:30pm. During the break there will be a Chicago Steppin’ and a bachata showcase. Plus, we’ll have a jam for all February birthdays and anniversaries.

Each lesson is $5. At the door the dance is $15.

Thursday, January 30

What better way to close out month on community than with games and fun moves? Join us for:

Extended Topics: Dance Games (7:00-8:00)
with Joey Science and Julie Brown
Come play some dance games! These games are fun on their own, and they help us learn or improve something about our dance too – whether it’s enhancing our creativity, giving us new ideas, or finding new ways of interacting with our partner.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ Blues (8:00-9:00)
with Julie Brown
This month is all about Jukin’ blues – a style of blues dancing that came from house parties, clubs, and places called juke joints. This week we’ll be working on Jukin’ turns and bunch of techniques and styles for them.

The price of each lesson is $5.

After classes, we’ll be venturing out to the Menotomy Grill & Tavern in Arlington for some live blues music.