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Fitzroy Blues Dancing
Did you know you can dance to blues music?
Blues dancing is a wide collection of individual vintage dances, created and danced alongside blues music. Originating in the African-American communities where blues music was born, blues is now danced all over the world.
Easy to pick up and hard to master, blues dancing is a rich tapestry of rhythms and movements, focusing on a deep connection with your partner and the music.
“Mostly you played for the dancers” – Johnny Shines, a delta blues guitarist who began his career in 1932.
6:30 – 7:30pm: Blues dancing class
Drop in any week, all welcome! In this all-levels class we’ll always cover the basic steps so you can start anytime, but drop in a little something for those with more experience. We rotate partners throughout the class so no partner required, all you need is to show up and we’ll have you dancing. If you’re keen to get started with Blues dancing, or want to take your technique to the next level, this is the class for you.
7:30 – 9:30pm: Social dancing (alternating fortnightly – check Facebook page for details)
“Blues in the Attic”.
This is your time to practice what you’ve learned in class, have a chat to other students, ask the teacher questions, enjoy the music and dance! No extra cost for social dancing.
8:00 – 9.00pm: Advanced Blues class (alternating fortnightly – check Facebook page for details)
A chance for experienced blues dancers to further develop their skills in a focused class setting.
Followed by social dancing and practice time at no extra cost.