September 6 Connection Brenda Russell
September 13 Ballroomin' Close Embrace John Krieger-Joven & Jeanette Catherine
September 20 Jukin' Close Embrace Shoshi Krieger-Joven & Rob Jones
September 27 Blues Sampler** Kick off for Express Track Blues
September Extended TopicsHierarchy of Floorcraft: When the floor gets crowded it often feels like your dancing options are limited. Come learn to protect yourself and your partner on the dance floor without sacrificing your dance! There are many strategies out there for dance safety, but what is useful when? We will discuss the Hierarchy of Floorcraft, a layered framework that starts with your own dancing to transform how you view the dance floor. We will explore several techniques for dance floor awareness and how to use the restrictions of the dance floor to make your dance more creative.
|September 6||Don't Be the Problem||Laura Chieko|
|September 13||Be Aware of the Problem||Laura Chieko|
|September 20||Solve the Problem||Laura Chieko|
|September 27||No extended topics**||Kick off for Express Track Blues|
|August 2||Breakaway||John Krieger-Joven & Shoshi Krieger-Joven|
|August 9||Rhythmic Variations||Drew Zinder & Jeanette Catherine|
|August 16||Turns||Drew Zinder & Shoshi Krieger-Joven|
|August 23||Side Passes||John Krieger-Joven & Drew Zinder|
|August 30||Blues Sampler**||Rob Jones & Jeanette Catherine|
August Extended TopicsBlues Music Taster
In this series, we will explore a variety of blues music. Our goal will be to identify what is unique to each style of blues music, and then we will explore all of the ways that we can use or adjust our blues vocabulary to dance to each style.
|August 2||Flavors of Blues: In this class we will listen to a variety of blues music and explore each flavor inspires us to move. The goal of the class is to help you identify different styles of blues music and to experiment with altering our blues movements and vocabulary to match the music.||Odysseus Bailer & Virginia Jimenez|
|August 9||Chicago and Jump Blues: In this class we will explore the differences in Chicago blues and Jump Blues. Does our dance vocabulary change when we dance to these styles of blues? How do we know what's what?||Odysseus Bailer|
|August 16||Piedmont, Delta and Gospel Blues: In this class we will explore the different ways to recognize a variety of country blues and how to move to them using blues vocabulary. We will also explore ways to expand and change our blues vocabulary for country styles of blues.||Odysseus Bailer & Virginia Jimenez|
|August 23||Soul, Funk, Rock and R&B: In this class we will explore how to use our blues dance vocabulary to dance to music that is not blues, but is blues influenced. We will also discuss how we can determine whether or not a song is dance-able with blues vocabulary.||Odysseus Bailer|
|August 30||No extended topics**|
**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.