Class Schedule

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April Fundamentals

April 5TurnsShoshi Krieger-Joven & Annie Salorio
April 12Side PassesVirginia Jimenez & Adriana Arcia
April 19ConnectionAdriana Arcia & Rob Jones
April 26
Blues Sampler**Jenny Sowden

April Extended Topics

Blues Idioms, The Music and You

Taking blues idiom dances and vocabulary and finding creative and inventive ways to include them in your solo and partner dances by connecting to the music.
April 5Every Day I'm Shufflin'

Let's dig into one of the most common rhythms of Blues music -- the shuffle! We'll cover the movement, how to identify it in the music, and then some sweet variations and ways to play with it!
Andrew Smith
April 12Your Idioms, Your Style

We’ll be taking your own personal Blues vocabulary, teaching you the missing bits and moves, and answering your idiom questions.
Odysseus Bailer
April 19Mixin' and Matchin'

Have you ever mixed a Fishtail with a James Brown? A Step-touch with a Shake? Mooches with Promenade? We’ll be digging into making some interesting combos!
Odysseus Bailer & Galit Weinfeld
April 26No extended topics**

March Fundamentals

March 1Ballroomin' Close EmbraceOdysseus Bailer & Shoshi Krieger-Joven
March 8Jukin' Close EmbraceMelissa Cohen
March 15BreakawayFlouer Evelyn & John Krieger-Joven
March 22Rhythmic VariationsVirginia Jimenez & Drew Zinder
March 29No Friday Night Blues Go to Motley Hue!

March Extended Topics

Tell 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 1Makin' 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 8I 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 15Tight 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 22Somethin' 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 29No 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.