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4 Year Anniversary Solo Riffin’ Contest!

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Happy Four Years Old Friday Night Blues NYC! We recently had our 4 year anniversary party, and what a blast!  We had live music from SaRon Crenshaw & Bobby Brian that got everyone’s feet tapping and heads bopping.  We had great DJ’d music by Neil Benen, and a delicious cake to eat. Best of all,…

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Interviews: Gender in Blues Dance

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Grace Jones-Tayler has completed a fascinating research project on gender expression in Blues Dancing.  Read more about it below, then watch the videos to get an idea of how key players in the national blues dance community view & express their gender through dance. Gender in Blues Dance Website This University of Texas research project…

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Blog Post by a First Time Dancer

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Thank you to Miss Manhattan for writing this post about her first time coming out to FNBlues!   Below are a few choice quotes that we thought would be helpful to first timers.  Go read the full article on her website- she has such a great writing style and is easy to get into and…

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Why Blues is not West Coast Swing

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Luckily, there is a lot of crossover between West Coast Swing dancers & Blues dancers.  Unfortunately, often there is some confusion as to the differences between the two dances.   Alfredo & Flouer decided to make this video so that more people can understand the fundamentals differences between the two forms.  We hope this helps…

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B90X by Tim O’Neil

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B90X  …is a physical training program designed for blues dancers.  It is formatted like a work-out session that is meant to take up about 10 minutes of your time 6 days a week.  It builds up many of the muscles and coordinations you need in order to fashion yourself into a dancing superstar! While this…

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Goodbye Sparks

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It has been almost 1 year since we have left our first dance home, a magical place where FNBlues was born. Sparks- a perfect place for blossoming creativity.  The home of many epic adventures, love stories, and mishaps.  A tiny little studio in the back of a tile shop, with an uneven wooden floor and…

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Describe Your Favorite Dance – in 1 Word

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At a recent fundraiser house party for “Them Bad Apples”, Mike and I put up one of our sticky white boards in the bathroom with a couple of markers.  On the white board it said “Give one word to describe your favorite dance moment”  The results are inspiring (and hilarious), so I wanted to share…

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Learning to Wait – Huffington Post Article

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This is a beautifully written article by one of Alfredo Melendez’s students.  It links dance to relationships…relationships to yourself, to your significant other, to your friends, and to the world at large.  The same idea of waiting may apply even more to Blues as it does in West Coast Swing.  Susan specifically talks about following…

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Etiquette for Blues

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These are some helpful guidelines for those who are new to blues dancing, and some reminders to those of us who have been around for awhile.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the production of this document! For a downloadable PDF version, click here:    Etiquette for Blues – PDF Version        …

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