This week at Blues Union

Virtual Union: October 22

Join us for a 2-hour online intensive with expert instructor Damon Stone (http://damonstone.dance/about)! This is a dance class, but will also contain some lecture/historical material.

Topic: Texas Shuffle / Sand footwork (7:oo-9:oom EST)
Texas Shuffle is a footwork-focused dance from the clubs of California (surprise!), danced to West Cost Blues.
Texas Shuffle demo’ed from 7:55 to 9:38 and Sand from 9:57 to 11:36: https://youtu.be/MhHMKqvxGH4?t=475

This class is appropriate for:
– dancers without a partner OR with a partner
– dancers who are new to OR experienced with Texas Shuffle / Sand footwork

Photo credit: Ben Hejkal Photography

Suggested donation $5-25*. Get your tickets here:
https://withfriends.co/…/virtual_dance_intensive_with…

*If finances are a barrier, please let us know and we can work with you to make this accessible.

Virtual Union: October 15

Monday, Oct 12th is Indigenous Peoples Day! In celebration of that, we’ll be hosting a movie night to watch Rumble, a documentary about Native American contributions to American popular music (including blues!).

We’ll be asking folks to rent the movie*: https://www.rumblethemovie.com/about
^After you click that link, the purple section at the very top has many options for where to get it.The night of, we’ll gather and hang out for a bit, then count down to all start the movie together, no need to worry about movie streaming platforms.

Schedule:

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST- Gather, hang out, say hi

8:00 PM – 9:45 PM EST – Movie time!

Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83905388621…

*If finances are a barrier to you for this, please let us know. The movie was produced by an Aboriginal-owned film and television production company, so we’re hoping to have folks rent/buy the movie, to give some sweet financial support.
http://rezolutionpictures.com/

Virtual Union: October 1

Monthly check-in on personal goals related to anti-racism. (8:00-9:15pm EST)

Everyone is encouraged to join, regardless of whether you joined the previous month(s) or not, whether you met your goal(s) or not… This is a time to check in, help each other clarify goals, get back on track if needed, and be in community around these actions.

If you don’t have an idea for what to set as your goal/actions for Oct, we have something you can do.

Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/76971193890…

Virtual Union: September 24

We’re hosting another virtual band night! The details are:

8-9pm EST: “Community Dinner”- Hop on Zoom while you make dinner / eat, and hang out with each other while we gather before the band goes on. If the group gets too big for conversation, we’ll start some breakout groups.

9-10pm EST: Band night with our house band! Amy K will be joined by Tim Lewandowski, Greg Toro, and Ariel Bernstein, bringing us some great blues tunes. They’ll be broadcasting from Dance Union, so we’ll see a little taste of dance home, from afar. You are welcome to dance or just listen & hang out.

Suggested donation $7-25.
Sign up beforehand and get the link here: https://withfriends.co/…/band_night_with_amy_k_tiger_moan

Virtual Union: September 3

Monthly check-in on personal goals related to anti-racism. 8:00-9:15pm EST

Everyone is encouraged to join, regardless of whether you joined the previous month(s) or not, whether you met your goal(s) or not… This is a time to check in, help each other clarify goals, get back on track if needed, and be in community around these actions.

New this month: If you don’t have an idea for what to set as your goal/actions for Sept, we have something you can do.

Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/76971193890?pwd=T201RGFYSm5IWmpYaGpGaXNhdHRQdz09