Blues Idiom Intensive with Joy Arico
Saturday, December 16, 12:30-4:30 pm
You Should Be Dancing..!, 412 8th Avenue, 4th floor
Blues dance is a term used to describe a whole family of dances built alongside various styles of blues music. Come learn four historic dances from the early 1900’s through to blues adjacent styles from the disco era. We will explore triple step blues, boogaloo, funky butt, and rock steady.
All dance levels are welcome, many of these dance styles will be unfamiliar to people who have been dancing at an advanced level for years. We will be doing all of the styles from beginner to rock star in one hour!
$45 in advance/$55 day of
Watching Joy Arico dance is like seeing music out on the floor. Joy dances like she has a gallon of moxy in her quart-sized container and she knows just how to serve it. In 20 years of partner dancing and 8 years of cheerleading, Joy has loved West Coast Swing, Country Two-Step, Lindy Hop, as well as Balboa and Blues. Her exuberant love of dance is matched only by her attentiveness to technique and detail. Her number one goal in teaching is to share the LOVE of dance. Music should be the ultimate driving force of dance and she is focused on sharing ways to enhance the natural body response to music.
Joy lives in Rochester, New York where she runs Lady Luck Blues. Together with the rest of the Lady Luck Blues team she runs SnowBound Blues. Previously she lived in New York City where she was heavily involved with Jook Joint Shimmy Blues and Blues Blaze. She has danced, competed and taught in virtually every major dance city in the United States.
Stay tuned, we have exciting things in the works for January 2018!