This week at Blues Union

Thursday, October 10

We’ve got plenty more in store to spice up your dancing in:

Extended Topics: Drama! (7:00-8:00)
with Mike and Dan Legenthal
You know those songs that have that growly trombone, or the squeaky soprano sax… jazz-blues has so much potential for intensity and for statement. These classes are designed to be multi-level, so whether you’re an advanced-beginner or a 10-year-veteran, we’ll be offering you ways to make your dancing really suit those rises and falls of jazz-blues. How do you give your movement more drama? We’ll play with pushing your shapes to be more… well, more! We’ll also play with the art of surprise, and contrast!
Level: Advanced beginner to masters

Blues Basics: Jukin’ A (8:00-9:00)
with Zach Brass and Charlene Chow
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. We’ll work on getting great hip movement, working on the Fishtail, Mooch, Grind, Figure-8s, and Slow Drag.

Julie Brown and Mike Legenthal will be behind the DJ booth to work their Blues magic.

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

Thursday, October 3

Fall is here, and this month we’ve got classes to spice up your dancing! Join us for:

Extended Topics: Drama! (7:00-8:00)
with Mike and Dan Legenthal
You know those songs that have that growly trombone, or the squeaky soprano sax… jazz-blues has so much potential for intensity and for statement. These classes are designed to be multi-level, so whether you’re an advanced-beginner or a 10-year-veteran, we’ll be offering you ways to make your dancing really suit those rises and falls of jazz-blues. For the first week, we’ll play with some moves and positions that somehow seem more ‘extra’ than our normal closed position or linear passes.
Level: Advanced beginner to masters

Blues Basics: Jukin’ A (8:00-9:00)
with Zach Brass and Charlene Chow
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. We’ll work on getting great hip movement, working on the Fishtail, Mooch, Grind, Figure-8s, and Slow Drag.

Clara Lauterwasser and Joey Science will be behind the DJ booth to whet your Blues appetite.

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

Thursday, September 26

We’ve got one more installment of our September classes. Come join the fun in:

Extended Topics: Gimme that Stretch, that Cushy Stuff (7:00-8:00)
with Joey Science
This month, we’ll work on creating stretchy, comfortable, functional moments in our connection, for both leaders & followers. There’s a lot of wonderful detail in this technique and no matter your familiarity with the concept of stretch & compression, we’ll have something for you to work on or play with during each class. Like last month, we’ll continue to use one or two moves per class to work on these techniques in a focused context, with lots of opportunity to practice/rep things in each class.
Level: Advanced beginner to advanced

Blues Basics: Triple-Step & Improvisation (8:00-9:00)
with Mike Legenthal and R.L.
This drop-in class is designedly for new-to-blues dancers or anyone wanting to focus on the basics! No experience or partner required! This month, each week covers a different topic. Some weeks, we’ll learn blues dances that use a triple-step rhythm, and work on traveling, chill turns, and side passes. Other weeks, we’ll learn how to listen to the music, find your own basic, and build a beautiful dance to any style of blues music.

Mike Legenthal and Amy Blank will be behind the DJ booth for your Blues dancing pleasure.

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

Thursday, September 19

We’ve got more fun content to explore in:

Extended Topics: Gimme that Stretch, that Cushy Stuff (7:00-8:00)
with Julie Brown
This month, we’ll work on creating stretchy, comfortable, functional moments in our connection, for both leaders & followers. There’s a lot of wonderful detail in this technique and no matter your familiarity with the concept of stretch & compression, we’ll have something for you to work on or play with during each class. Like last month, we’ll continue to use one or two moves per class to work on these techniques in a focused context, with lots of opportunity to practice/rep things in each class.

Level: Advanced beginner to advanced

Blues Basics: Triple-Step & Improvisation (8:00-9:00)
with Jenn Martinez
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, each week covers a different topic. Some weeks, we’ll learn blues dances that use a triple-step rhythm, and work on traveling, chill turns, and side passes. Other weeks, we’ll learn how to listen to the music, find your own basic, and build a beautiful dance to any style of blues music.

Julie Brown and Don Coverdale will be behind the DJ booth to satisfy your Blues cravings.

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

Thursday, September 12

Join us for our latest set of deep dives in:

Extended Topics: Gimme that Stretch, that Cushy Stuff (7:00-8:00)
with Julie Brown and Joey Science
This month, we’ll work on creating stretchy, comfortable, functional moments in our connection, for both leaders & followers. There’s a lot of wonderful detail in this technique and no matter your familiarity with the concept of stretch & compression, we’ll have something for you to work on or play with during each class. Like last month, we’ll continue to use one or two moves per class to work on these techniques in a focused context, with lots of opportunity to practice/rep things in each class.

Level: Advanced beginner to advanced

Blues Basics: Triple-Step & Improvisation (8:00-9:00)
with Mike Legenthal and R.L.
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, each week covers a different topic. Some weeks, we’ll learn blues dances that use a triple-step rhythm, and work on traveling, chill turns, and side passes. Other weeks, we’ll learn how to listen to the music, find your own basic, and build a beautiful dance to any style of blues music.

Steve York and Paul Loschak will be behind the DJ booth to get your Blues groove on.

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