This week at Blues Union

Thursday, April 18

The fun continues with both all-levels classes in:

All Levels: Building Solo Vocabulary (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez
Do you like solo dancing, or even the idea of it, but find yourself running into road blocks? Maybe you can’t think of ideas easily, find yourself doing the same things in the same way, or just don’t know how to tackle some genres of blues music. In this special all levels series, each week will dive into a different way to approach expanding your repertoire and creativity. This time around we’ll explore using the entire body, especially in ways that aren’t always possible in partner dancing.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with Charlene Chow and Amy Blank
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 Jukin’, a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in juke joints, house parties, and other small social spaces. Danced to guitar, harmonica, and piano-based blues, this style has greater independence between partners. This month at Union, we’ll work on getting great hip movement, working on the Fishtail, Mooch, Grind, Figure-8s, and Slow Drag.

Amy Kucharik and Joey Science will be behind the DJ booth to satisfy your Blues cravings.

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

Thursday, April 11

Come one, come all as we continue to serve up two all levels classes in:

All Levels: Building Solo Vocabulary (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez
Do you like solo dancing, or even the idea of it, but find yourself running into road blocks? Maybe you can’t think of ideas easily, find yourself doing the same things in the same way, or just don’t know how to tackle some genres of blues music. In this special all levels series, each week will dive into a different way to approach expanding your repertoire and creativity. For this week, we’ll focus on the music and work on building tools to more easily express what we hear.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with Charlene Chow and Amy Blank
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 Jukin’, a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in juke joints, house parties, and other small social spaces. Danced to guitar, harmonica, and piano-based blues, this style has greater independence between partners. This month at Union, we’ll work on getting great hip movement, working on the Fishtail, Mooch, Grind, Figure-8s, and Slow Drag.

Paul Loschak and Don Coverdale will be behind the DJ booth to keep you dancing all night.

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

Thursday, April 4

For April, we’re serving up not one, but two series of classes where everyone is welcome:

All Levels: Building Solo Vocabulary (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez
Do you like solo dancing, or even the idea of it, but find yourself running into road blocks? Maybe you can’t think of ideas easily, find yourself doing the same things in the same way, or just don’t know how to tackle some genres of blues music. In this special all levels series, each week will dive into a different way to approach expanding your repertoire and creativity. First up will be a look at the very social mode of riffin’.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with Charlene Chow and Amy Blank
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 Jukin’, a sub-style of blues dances that were danced in juke joints, house parties, and other small social spaces. Danced to guitar, harmonica, and piano-based blues, this style has greater independence between partners. This month at Union, we’ll work on getting great hip movement, working on the Fishtail, Mooch, Grind, Figure-8s, and Slow Drag.

Steve York and Amy Blank 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, January 17

The month continues, and we have more ways to have fun on the dance floor in:

Adaptations & Games for the Social Floor (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown
Over the course of the month, we’ll work on various techniques for making social dancing safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable for ourselves. The series will include technical adaptations for followers and leaders, as well as fun social games to play on the social floor.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ B (8:30-9:30)
with Jenn Martinez and Charlene Chow
This weekly drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the fundamentals. No experience or partner required! This month, we’ll work on hip movement & variations from the jukin’ family of blues dances (great for guitar, harmonica, & piano blues), with the Slow Drag, Messaround, Funky Butt, Four Corners, and Rocks.

Grace Marie 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.

Thursday, January 10

We’re bringing you more ways to have fun out on the floor in:

Adaptations & Games for the Social Floor (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown
Over the course of the month, we’ll work on various techniques for making social dancing safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable for ourselves. The series will include technical adaptations for followers and leaders, as well as fun social games to play on the social floor.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ B (8:30-9:30)
with Jenn Martinez and Charlene Chow
This weekly drop-in class is designed for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the fundamentals. No experience or partner required! This month, we’ll work on hip movement & variations from the jukin’ family of blues dances (great for guitar, harmonica, & piano blues), with the Slow Drag, Messaround, Funky Butt, Four Corners, and Rocks.

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