This is a great class to get started with partnered swing dancing and social dancing in general! During this lesson series, students will develop the basics of the Blues dance in its two main genres: the rhythmic, party-dance "Juke-Joint" style; and its smoother counterpart, "Ballroom" style. Fundamental concepts such as posture, pulse, and partnership will be addressed, followed by featured stylistic elements such as turns, lunges, footwork patterns, and jukin' grooves and history of the dance. Attention will also be paid to concepts such as partner connection, dance-as-conversation, and musicality. With blues music being a predecessor and major influence to much of the popular music of the last 60 years, you will find yourself able to apply the skills learned in this series to dancing far beyond the floor at Hepcats! Taking this class would be a great opportunity for experienced dancers who’d like to refresh their basics or learn a new role.
This class is tentatively scheduled for a new location at 145 Northfield Drive. If this changes we will let anyone registered know via email.
There will be COVID-19 protocols for this class:
- Proof of vaccination required at first class
- Medical Masks required (or better)
- If you need to take off your mask for a breather or to take a drink, we'll ask that you please step outside of the classroom into one of the common areas