|April 5||Turns||Shoshi Krieger-Joven & Annie Salorio|
|April 12||Side Passes||Virginia Jimenez & Adriana Arcia|
|April 19||Connection||Adriana Arcia & Rob Jones|
|April 26||Blues Sampler**||Jenny Sowden|
April Extended TopicsBlues 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 5||Every 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!
|April 12||Your Idioms, Your Style |
We’ll be taking your own personal Blues vocabulary, teaching you the missing bits and moves, and answering your idiom questions.
|April 19||Mixin' 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 26||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.