What is Blues Dance?
Blues dance is a versatile partner dance form quickly gaining popularity across the nation. Free of a basic step, the dance emphasizes individual expression and improvisation. Originating in house parties and smoke-filled bars, the dance is more about musical interpretation and partner interaction than it is about memorizing choreography or showy performance steps.
Many beginners choose Blues dance as their first dance to learn because it allows them to start dancing quickly without having to worry about whether they are stepping on the wrong foot. Those with a background in other dance forms enjoy the emphasis that Blues dance places on building partner connection and exploring a dynamic range of movement.
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Classes are held from 9:00-9:30pm
Our classes help students quickly build confidence in their dancing by developing a solid base of vocabulary and technique. We teach a large repertoire of fun partnered moves that will allow students to enjoy dancing in a social setting right away. We give students opportunities to combine these moves together on their own, and change the rhythm of their steps.
All classes are 30 minutes long and are free with entry to the dance. The material changes from week to week so students may take a month of classes without repetition. Throughout the month students will learn to dance in each of the four main dance positions- close, closed, open, and promenade. They will learn to “groove out” in one spot on the floor, and add contrast with travelling moves and turns. Leaders will learn to choreograph the dance on the fly, and followers will learn to dynamically respond to their lead.