This week at Blues Union

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.

Thursday, January 23

The community based fun continues in:

Extended Topics: Dancing With the Room (7:00-8:00)
with Joey Science and Julie Brown
Learn ways we can care for and get inspiration from the whole room, while still being present with our current dance partner. Work on floorcraft skills, broadening our focus, and creating a fun and functioning dance floor overall.

Blues Basics: Jukin’ Blues (8:00-9:00)
with Joey Science and Amy Blank
This month, we’ll work on the connection, moves, and stylings for Jukin’ blues – a style of blues dancing that came from house parties, clubs, and places called juke joints.

The price of each lesson is $5.

After class, all are welcome to join us at Backbar!

Thursday, January 16

We’ve got more fun community classes this week in:

Extended Topics: Cross-Level Partnerships (7:00-8:00)
with Joey Science
Ever hear that practice makes perfect? But what if you don’t have anyone around who needs to practice the same things? This week’s class is all about getting the most out of practice regardless of who is around to practice with you. We’ll kick off class by learning about how to find your weaknesses and strengths, and then move into practicing with folks who are either less or more experienced than you!

Blues Basics: Jukin’ Blues (8:00-9:00)
with Zach Brass
This month, we’ll work on the connection, moves, and stylings for Jukin’ blues – a style of blues dancing that came from house parties, clubs, and places called juke joints.

The price of each lesson is $5.

After classes we will head over to Brass Union to socialize. Everyone is welcome, regardless of class attendance.