|February 1||Turns||Laura Chieko and Odysseus Bailer|
|February 8||Side Passes||Virginia Jimenez and Galit Weinfeld|
|February 15||Connection||Melissa Cohen and Jeanette Catherine|
|February 22||Blues Sampler**||Erin Boeke Burke and Adriana Arcia|
February Extended TopicsT'ain't What You Do, It's the Way That You Do It!
Our February series will focus on adjusting your quality of movement to the different kinds of songs you'll hear at a dance. Using a selection of blues moves, we will explore how to change the move with the music. We will practice being mindful to what kind of music is playing to better your connection with it.
|February 1||T'ain't What You Do, It's the Way That You Do It!||John Krieger-Joven & Shawn Hershey|
|February 8||T'ain't What You Do, It's the Way That You Do It!||John Krieger-Joven & Shawn Hershey|
|February 15||T'ain't What You Do, It's the Way That You Do It!||John Krieger-Joven & Odysseus Bailer|
|February 22||No extended topics**|
March 1 Ballroomin' Close Embrace Odysseus Bailer & Shoshi Krieger-Joven
March 8 Jukin' Close Embrace Melissa Cohen
March 15 Breakaway Flouer Evelyn & John Krieger-Joven
March 22 Rhythmic Variations Virginia Jimenez & Drew Zinder
March 29 No Friday Night Blues Go to Motley Hue!
March Extended TopicsTell Me More and More and Then Some: In a simplified sense, jazz music grew out of blues music. These shared musical roots have a direct influence on the styles of dance that grew from them. How do you know what dance styles will feel good, and what steps will fit the music best? Robert and Laura have got your back - they’ll tell you more and more and then some, to get you steppin’ right to those good jazz blues.
In this series, each class will build upon each other. We encourage students to attend as many classes as they can to get the most out of this series.
*Students must be familiar with close embrace to take this series.
|March 1||Makin' Whoopee: The first step to dancing jazz blues is… the first step. Let’s make sure that lands right. Robert and Laura will get you acquainted with jazz blues, and cover the basics of how to move to this subgenre of blues.||Laura Chieko & Robert Jones
|March 8||I Got Rhythm: So, uh, do you have rhythm? It’s kinda, like, important. Now that you’ve got the right steps, let’s do them at the right times. And with some interesting variations.||Laura Chieko & Robert Jones
|March 15||Tight Like This: This class won’t just make you better - it will make you more musical. Robert is going to drop some knowledge on you, then help you turn that knowledge into sweet, smooth dancing.||Robert Jones
|March 22||Somethin' Can Be Done: Comes love, nothin’ can be done, but come dancing, somethin’ can definitely be done. This class will be a whole lotta somethin’.||Laura Chieko & Robert Jones
|March 29||No Friday Night Blues*||Go to Motley Hue!|
**We are at La Nacional!
On the last Friday of each month, we are at La Nacional for live music! Due to venue restrictions, there is no Extended Topics lesson when we are at La Nacional.