Fun Pit is Melbourne’s biggest regular social night. Named after the Swing Patrol founders, Claudia FUNder and Scot…

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, focussing 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: Level 1
Total Beginners
Drop in any week, all welcome! Each week we start from scratch with the basic steps so you can start anytime. 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 work on your basic technique, this is the class for you.


7:30pm: Social dancing/practice time
“Down Home Blues: practice time so relaxed, you’ll feel right at home”.
This is your time to practice what you’ve learned in class, have a chat to other students, ask the teacher questions, or warm up before the next class.



8:00 – 9:00pm: Level 2
This class is aimed at intermediate Blues dancers. If you have a good grasp of the basic of Blues dancing and want to improve your technique and expand your skill set, this is the class for you.