Jan-Feb: Blues Drop-Ins

Class session: 2018 Jan-Feb
Day: Sunday
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Class dates:
  • Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
  • Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Prerequisites: None!
Instructors: Matt and Connie
Class type: Blues

This course is designed to introduce you to - and immerse you in - the playfully creative art and diverse aesthetics of blues dancing. No experience necessary, no partner required: this series is for anyone who wants to get into the blues! 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, sophisticated son, "ballroom". 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. 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!

HOW TO REGISTER: We often have online registration and payment available. If so you should see a registration button at the bottom of this page. If online registration isn't available (or has closed), you can still join us; just register and pay in person at the door!

For class series, online registration closes the day of the first class, however we can usually still take new students at the second class, in person. Generally we can't accept new students after the second class, as it's too difficult to catch up.

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7:00 - Drop-in lesson
8:00 - Practica

NOTE: These are drop-in sessions, so online registration is not available. Pricing is per day, for the 2 hour session.

January 14th, 2018 7:00 PM   through   February 11th, 2018 9:00 PM
42 Erb Street East
Waterloo, ON N2J 1L7
Regular $ 10.00
Student $ 9.00
Test $ 1.00
Hepcats member $ 9.00
Hepcats member (student) $ 8.00