Group Classes


Go to You Should Be Dancing..! Studios every Monday evening for monthly progressive blues series run by Laura Chieko! These classes are perfect for students who want to build upon their skills over a month. No partner required, dance shoes recommended.

  • 6:30 pm Blues Basics with Galit
  • 7:30 pm Blues Intermediate with Laura and Dexter Santos
  • 8:30 pm Blues Performance and Competition with Laura and Dexter Santos

These are progressive series of lessons that happen every Monday evening. These classes occur as monthly series with a different theme each month. Join us at the beginning of a month to consistently build your dancing! It is occasionally possible to drop in for just one class, especially if it is the first or second class of the month, but make sure to ask instructor permission first!

Special Guest Dexter Santos for January

For January 15, 22, and 29, national blues star Dexter Santos will be joining Laura for Intermediate Blues at 7:30 pm and Blues Performance and Competition at 8:30 pm. Join them each week to level up your technique and gain insight into how to transform your social dancing to a competition or performance setting.

©Jay Blakesberg

You Should Be Dancing..! Studios
412 8th Avenue, 4th Floor

Between 30th and 31st streets, just south of Penn Station

34th Street – Penn Station


Join us every Friday night before Friday Night Blues for dance classes friendly to beginner to advanced blues dancers! No partner required, open to students of all ages. Wear shoes that will stay on your feet and are easy to pivot in. Learn more about our curriculum at Friday Night Blues or check out our upcoming class schedule.

 Most FridaysLast Friday of the month
VenueStepping Out Studios*
37 West 26th St
9th floor
La Nacional
239 West 14th Street
2nd floor
Classes8:15 pm Class check in opens
8:30 pm Blues fundamentals
8:30 pm Blues extended topics
8:15 pm Class check in opens
8:30 pm Blues fundamentals
Dance9:30 pm-1:00 am DJed dance9:30 pm-1:00 am Live music!
Price$10 class | $12 dance | $20 both$10 class | $16 dance | $24 both

*Entry: if the door is locked, press 9 and the buzzer (button with the green phone icon) outside the building


If you have attended a class at Friday Night Blues, we want to hear your thoughts! Knowing how classes went for you helps us create a better class experience for you next time. If you have recently attended a class, please fill out our Class Feedback Form. You can fill this out for each class you take so we can make your next class even better!

Have more general thoughts, suggestions, or questions? Contact Laura, our Curriculum Coordinator: