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Monday Lessons! Blues 101 and 201

7-7:15 - Registration and Warmup

7:15-8:15 - Blues 101 - The focus of this beginner series will be on the sorts of techniques, body framing, and connection that gets more experienced dancers to go "hold on, you've only been blues dancing for how long???" These classes will be approachable to the total beginner, but also content that someone who's played around with blues or been to Bluetopia or MadCity would be excited to learn.

8:15-8:30 - Registration/Warm-up/Level test as needed

8:30-9:00 Blues 201 - Branching into Ballroomin' - This series will feature harder content at a faster pace, and will deal with the skills necessary to make the difficult transition in blues from an accomplished beginner to a solid intermediate dancer. We will be focusing specifically on the jazzy, lyrical half of blues dances, known as the "ballroomin'" genre, which feature close embrace and lots of body work. We will explore the art of dancing performatively and authentically, tackle techniques to make your predictive movement powerful, dig deep into blues musicality, liberate both follows and leads to find their place in the dance and in so doing find their voice. **Prior blues dance experience is required to take this series.**

Mid-month drop ins and level qualifications will be assessed by the teachers and staff.

$25 for 4 class series, $10 drop in (20% discount with valid student or military ID)

Remember: No street shoes on the dance floor! Bring a water bottle, as the only water source is the bathroom sink. It's likely to get a little warm once you get moving -- bring a change of shirt or towel if you think you'll need it!

Earlier Event: March 4
Workshop! Intermediate Balboa
Later Event: March 8
Thursday Lessons and Social Dance