This week at Blues Union

Thursday, May 9

The fancy footwork continues with a rotating set of our fabulous teachers:

Advanced Struttin’ (7:30-8:30)
with Jenn Martinez and Forrest Rogers-Marcovitz
Come take your Struttin’ to the next level! This month, we’ll get you more footwork & moves, and better technique for Struttin’, the upbeat close embrace blues dance from Memphis.
*This series is open to anyone who has taken struttin’ basics 2 or more times*
Check out some examples of Struttin’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0O25_Ci21ohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9pXI82VGEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeIaurVgdLM

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ A (8:30-9:30)
with K. Faye Jones
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 ballroomin’ blues, danced to jazz-blues music. We’ll be working on one-step and two-step for blues, two stylish walking dances with close embrace, fun footwork patterns, and delightful turns.

Paul Loschak and Ron Margolin 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, May 2

This month will focus on different ways to fancy up your footwork:

Advanced Struttin’ (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown and Forrest Rogers-Marcovitz
Come take your Struttin’ to the next level! This month, we’ll get you more footwork & moves, and better technique for Struttin’, the upbeat close embrace blues dance from Memphis. 
*This series is open to anyone who has taken struttin’ basics 2 or more times*
Check out some examples of Struttin’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0O25_Ci21ohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9pXI82VGEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeIaurVgdLM

Blues Basics: Ballroomin’ A (7:30-8:30)
with Julie Brown
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 ballroomin’ blues, danced to jazz-blues music. We’ll be working on one-step and two-step for blues, two stylish walking dances with close embrace, fun footwork patterns, and delightful turns.

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

Thursday, April 25

We’ve got one more installment of double dose learning fun:

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. To wrap up, we’ll learn a line dance choreographed especially for the Boston blues scene!

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 Blank and Ron Margolin 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 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.