June 1 Connection Shoshi and Jeanette
June 8 Ballroomin' close embrace Galit and Jeanette
June 15 Jukin' close embrace Melissa and Shoshi
June 22 Breakaway Odysseus
June 29 Blues Sampler** Mike
June Extended TopicsBlues Connections
Blues dance is not just about personal expression, it's also about connection. This month, we will think about what motivates and energizes our dancing while and allowing us to connect to the world around us.
|June 1||Connect to the Music||Laura|
|June 8||Connect to the Ground||Erin|
|June 15||Connect to your Partner||Erin and Matt|
|June 22||Next-Level Close Embrace||Laura|
|June 29||No extended topics**|
July 6 Rhythmic Variations July 13 Turns July 20 Side Passes July 27 Blues Sampler
July Extended TopicsStruttin': Originating in Memphis in the 1950s, struttin’ is a rad one-step dance to Memphis blues. Throughout this series, we will work on refining our close embrace connection, the technique behind fast dancing, and several footwork patterns. If you’re curious what struttin’ looks like, check out this YouTube Playlist
|July 6||Connection Intensive: Struttin’ is a fast close embrace dance, which can be hard to maintain as the tempo continues to climb. Join Clyde and Laura to explore the basic struttin’ pulse and how to transform your close embrace to work with any partner and at any tempo!||Laura Chieko and Clyde Wright|
|July 13||All Together Now: Expand beyond basic struttin’ to incorporate several footwork patterns you can do with your partner. We will explore several different ways we can travel across the floor with our partner!||Laura Chieko|
|July 20||Separately Together: Struttin’ is a beautifully simple dance with endless opportunities for stylistic expression. One of the coolest parts of this dance is the opportunity for independent footwork between partners. Today we’ll work on how to express our own ideas in our footwork without interrupting our connection with our partner.||Laura Chieko|
|July 27||No extended topics**|
**We are at La Nacional!
The last Friday of every month we are at La Nacional and have live music! Due to the venue, we only have a blues sampler fundamentals class and no extended topics when we are at La Nacional.