LEARN TO SOCIAL DANCE QUICKLY WITH BLUES DANCE
Did you know that Colorado is considered to be one of the best states in which to socially blues and fusion dance in the entire country?
Since 2015, Grace and I have been teach beginning, advanced-beginning and blues-fusion social dance lessons to the millennial & baby boomer demographic from Denver, Boulder, Ft Collins and into Wyoming.
The progressive blues dance series is social, affordable, low-impact and interpretive (not a lot of rules but quite fun). The lessons are designed to get the new dancer onto the social dance floor with confidence and competence with the necessary skills for Meetups or social music events in a very short period of time.
You will be dancing to the music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Aretha, Nina Simone, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Bonamassa, Howlin Wolf and dance-able selections of blues, rock, soul and contemporary tunes.
Here's what you will learn in beginning blues dance lessons:
The blues "pulse" rhythms
Etiquette and floor-craft
Developing your own style
How to play with your partner during the dance
Music theory and interpretation
Adornments and embellishments
Blues dips (low-impact)
No experience required. A partner is not necessary. $40 per person for the 2- two week lesson series (payable at the lesson & non-refundable). We meet at Boulder Tango Studio (in The Avalon Ballroom). 6185 Arapahoe Rd. Boulder
Dates: Sundays, Oct. 21st & 28th 2018, 4:00-6:00 PM.
• Important to know
A partner is not necessary. If you are unable initially to get into this class please join the waiting list as I make it a priority to have an equal lead to follow balance. If you have a partner for the series be sure to "+1" on your RSVP.
Follows: More and more women are learning and enjoying leading in social dance. If you would like to learn to lead please RSVP.
Questions? Message me or call 970-310-7111
What is Blues Dancing?
Blues dancing has existed for almost as long as there has been Blues music, though it most likely looked different from what we see on the dance floor today. Blues dancing is a term used to describe a family of dances that have developed throughout the history of Blues music and the contemporary dances that are danced in a similar aesthetic.
In the 1990’s, when the Lindy Hop revival started, there began to be Lindy exchanges throughout the United States, at which there were often “Blues Rooms” where dancers could dance slowly to Blues and other mellow music. Blues soon started to become a scene in itself, with communities all over the United States and elsewhere in the world.
Blues offers a unique kind of partner dance. It allows for improvised steps within a set of standard techniques, including a strong connection, tension and compression, turns, and traveling, among others. While Blues dancing can be a slow, intimate affair, it can also be a fast paced rush around the floor.
It can be danced to Blues music and can also be danced to many other kinds of music (often referred to as “alternative Blues”).
It also lends itself to be fused with almost any other kind of partner dance.
~Crossroads Blues Fusion