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Class Schedule

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May Fundamentals

 TopicInstructors
May 3Ballroomin' Close EmbraceErin Boeke Burke & John Krieger-Joven
May 10Jukin' Close EmbraceMelissa Cohen & Drew Zinder
May 17BreakawayJeanette Catherine & Galit Weinfeld
May 24Rhythmic VariationsLaura Chieko & Drew Zinder
May 31Blues Sampler**Jeanette Catherine & Robert Jones

May Extended Topics

Let's Learn Some Idioms: In this series, we will have introductory lessons to a few of the most regularly danced blues idiom dances in our local scene. We'll start with the Chicago Triple and the Savoy Walk and end the month with Struttin'.

*Students must be familiar with close embrace to take this series.
 TopicInstructors
May 3Let's Bring this to Chicago
One of the major influential cities in the development of Blues music and dance is Chicago. We are going to learn and explore one of the signature dances from the Windy City: The Chicago Triple.
Odysseus Bailer
May 10Smooth It Out and Be Cool
We are gonna swing on over to Harlem, New York City, USA and explore the smooth style of the Savoy Walk.
Odysseus Bailer
May 17No extended topics**
May 24Struttin'
Blues isn't always slow! Come and learn the basics of this single step blues dance. We'll explore its unique connection and how to have a comfortable (and not entirely exhausting) Struttin' dance.
Virginia Jimenez
May 31No extended topics**

June Fundamentals

 TopicInstructors
June 7TurnsLaura Chieko &Drew Zinder
June 14Side PassesVirginia Jimenez & Jeanette
June 21Workshop #3
Brenda Russell & Dan Nash
June 28
Blues Sampler**Erin Boeke Burke & Odysseus Bailer

June Extended Topics

To Be Announced
 TopicInstructors
June 7TBA Galit Weinfeld
June 14TBA Galit Weinfeld
June 21Workshop #3
Brenda Russell & Dan Nash
June 28No 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.