BLUES DANCE - Lessons & DJ Dance
Fred Heutte Center, 1000 Boutetourt Gardens, Norfolk, VA 23507
COST: $5.00 • Bring Munchies to share!
Work on your techniques!
Continue to develop your techniques!
THE PULSE - You gotta start somewhere! Learn the Blues Aesthetic and start get groovin'!
|8p-10p DJ DANCE
Featured DJs will
keep you dancing all night long.
You'll learn the historical background of Blues Music great connection,
new syncopation, groovier movements, how to move yourself
with and without a partner, plus how to fuse Blues into
your any style of dance ... basically become a better dancer! This class continues to go over both the vintage and contemporary forms of the Blues basic and patterns. You'll also learn advanced techniques of movements and musicality to help you bring out the emotions into your dance.
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT BLUES DANCE?
Blues Dance can be
slow or fast, and somewhere in-between. But importantly
it brings out the emotions from Blues Music into your
dance: sad, joy, grief, love, oppression & passion.
You'll learn the over century-old history and roots of Blues
Dance with techniques &
moves from the African influences to the
urban house rent parties to modern day late night dances
seen at swing dance events. Blues dancing developed over
a century into a style of its own.
Many people come to Blues dancing already familiar with one or more other styles of partner dance, including Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango, and even Ballroom. Fusion is the practice of taking any of these varying styles and combining them in different ways to create something truly distinct, yet compatible with other dancers’ styles. We welcome the opportunity to break out of traditional ideas of partner dance, including set moves, lead and follow gender roles, or even that there is a set lead and follow.
Bring Munchies to share! Chips, dips, cookies, brownies, etc.
Brought to you by the Elizabeth River Blues Society