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4 Year Anniversary Solo Riffin’ Contest!

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 … Continue reading

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Duke Professor Talks about African American Social Dance Roots: Buck, Wing, & Jig

This is a great, short clip of Thomas F. DeFrantz breaking down three of the most important dance forms of the 1800′s – the Buck, Wing, and Jig.  All of which make up the roots of blues dancing and most … Continue reading

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Interviews: Gender in Blues Dance

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 … Continue reading

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Blog Post by a First Time Dancer

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 … Continue reading

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Why Blues is not West Coast Swing

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 … Continue reading

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B90X by Tim O’Neil

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 … Continue reading

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Goodbye Sparks

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 … Continue reading

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Describe Your Favorite Dance – in 1 Word

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 … Continue reading

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Learning to Wait – Huffington Post Article

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 … Continue reading

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Etiquette for Blues

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 … Continue reading

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