Relative to Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, and the Ballroom Dances, Blues is a very eclectic term and dance. There is a wide range of music from Eric Clapton to BB King to Norah Jones. Within each genre and style of music there are rhythms and moods that change the blues aesthetic and connection. One song will make you stand straight up and waltz around the room while another will ask you to grind really low with our partners. The constant change and freedom within the music really attracts us to this style of dance. Blues is a feeling that comes from within. It's an expression and release of emotions and personality. When you dance with a partner that can match you, you'll feel like the only dancer in the room... just you, your partner, the music, and the floor.
Each dance intensive is structured as progressive dance lessons. We offer progressive lessons for West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues, Salsa, and Night Club Two-Step. Our dance lessons often focus on connection, musciality, social moves, and movement. Each class is 1 hour long. Dancers must sign up for whole intensive. No partner necessary; we rotate in class!
Also, this is the best price in town! Most venues make you pay for the lesson with an additional charge for the dance. We combine it in the lowest price in the Denver surrounding area!
Blues Workshops & Dance with Joe DeMers Expressing Your Voice!
This workshop will focus on leaders and followers expressing their voice in Blues dance. You'll learn to dance within the framework of connection, to connect to the music better, and to rely on your body movement as a means of connecting. The theme of this workshop will be 'Connection does not create movement. Movement creates connection.'
11:00am-4:00 pm - Blues Dance Workshop 7:00 pm-8:00 pm - Intro to Blues with Joe DeMers (Free with dance) 8:00 pm-12:00 am - Traditional and Fusion Music Blues Dance
DJ: Joe DeMers
Price: $30/full day including the dance; $10/individual class; $7/dance only (includes beginning lesson).