Hey, folks! Ogden Sawyer and Amanda Gruhl will be joining us yet again, opening Blues Union with a beginner’s lesson at 7:30pm- so if you’ve been wanting to get into it, or you have a friend you’ve been wanting to bring, this is a great chance! At 8pm, Ogden and Amanda bring us Interactive Blues. Here it is in their words:
How do followers know when and where they can add some styling to the dance without hijacking the lead?Â How do leaders create space in the dance for the follower to style, while still maintaining the lead/follow dynamic? This class will cover the techniques necessary to create an interactive dance with your partner that allows both of you to have input into the dance. Followers will learn to suggest, rather than steal, and leads will earn how to take those suggestions and blend them seamlessly into the dance.Â Don’t miss it, and don’t be late!
Following the lesson, Ogden Sawyer and John Brooks will be DJing.
This week Gui and Jenn are throwing down a lesson on how to make people smile, whether that happens to be you, your dance partner, or the people appreciating your dance from the sidelines.Â We’ll be teaching you ways to be silly, playful and creative on the dance floor without abandoning your partner or your connection.Â This will be an entirely new class, so we hope you can make it and try it out!
After the class (which runs from 8 to 9 PM), Gui and Rif will be spinning some Blues for us!
The dance plus the lesson costs $10, and just the dance costs $5.
This week, we’ll be offering a guided practice session, or “Blues Clinic.” Think of this as an opportunity to get a mini private lesson with Blues Union instructors. We’ll make sure to work individually with everyone at the practice for a portion of the evening.
Come work on vocabulary, connection, stuff you learned in the intermediate classes, or anything you want. Although no partner is required, we suggest you bring someone with whom you’re comfortable dancing and trying new things, as you will not be working with a teacher the entire time.
We are back in action this week with Ogden and Amanda teaching an intermediate-level class on how to lead and follow body waves. Like Julie and Adam’s class last week, this class will teach you how to spice up your dancing when the music simply DEMANDS that you increase the spice.
Gui and Ogden will then spin some kickass Blues music all night long. We might just throw in an ENGAGEMENT JAM for Gui and Jenn, who just got engaged this Sunday!
The lesson runs from 8 to 9, and costs $10 (including the dance afterwards). The dance itself runs from 9 to 11:30, and costs $5.
Hope to see you out on the dance floor!